Sunnyvale, California – (The Hosting News) – September 19, 2005 – Yahoo! Inc., a
leading global Internet company, has announced that Stewart Butterfield,
co-founder of Flickr and director of product management for Yahoo!, and Dr.
David Pennock, a scientist with Yahoo! Research, have been selected as
Technology Review magazine’s 35 innovators under the age of 35.
The two will be honored at the Emerging Technologies Conference awards ceremony
on Sept. 28 at the MIT campus in Cambridge, Mass. The 35 honorees will
also be highlighted at an exhibit presented in the MIT Museum’s Emerging
Technologies Gallery, Sept. 6 through Oct. 21, 2005
The select group of Innovators – known as the Technology Review 35 (TR35) – were identified by Technology Review, MIT’s magazine of innovation, as having the potential to profoundly impact the world. The honorees are selected based on their ability to exemplify the spirit of contemporary innovation in technology, business and the arts. This year’s panel consisted of judges from organizations including Boston University, GE Global Research, Georgia Tech, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, MIT, Northwestern University, Xerox and YankeeTek Ventures.
Technology Review Editor-in-Chief Jason Pontin commented, “The TR35 is among the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on a young innovator. We hail their accomplishments and look forward to even more from them in the future.”
In addition to Yahoo!, the other 2005 TR35 honorees are technologists from well-known corporations and institutions such as Cornell University, Harvard University, IBM, Lucent Technologies’ Bell Labs, MIT, Stanford University, Sun Microsystems, University of Toronto and University of Wisconsin.
Butterfield oversees the development of Flickr.com, one of the most popular online photo management and sharing applications in the world. He also co-founded and acted as CEO of Flickr’s parent company, Ludicorp, before its acquisition by Yahoo! in March 2005.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the scientific and technology community as one of the TR35,” Butterfield said. “Since co-founding Flickr and its subsequent acquisition by Yahoo!, I’ve been fortunate to be part of organizations that are committed to fostering new ideas and innovation, both in a research and commercial capacity.”
Pennock’s focus is to develop creative technologies that position Yahoo! at the forefront of innovations in Internet e-commerce and related scientific endeavors. Along with O’Reilly Media, Pennock played a crucial role in developing the popular Tech Buzz Game, a fantasy prediction market for high-tech products, concepts and trends where the goal is to predict how popular various technologies will be in the future. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Dr. Pennock worked at NEC Research and Microsoft Research, and served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Pennsylvania State University.
Pennock had this to say, “Being named as one of Technology Review’s Innovators is a great honor. I believe the award reflects not only on my own accomplishments, but also on the success of Yahoo! Research overall. Yahoo! Research’s mandate to pursue long-term, high-risk, high-reward projects fosters a highly creative environment where scientists like myself can do their best work, contributing both to Yahoo! and to the scientific community.”
TR 35 list will appear in the October 2005 issue of Technology Review magazine and on the Web at www.tretc.com.tr35.asp.