FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DAILYME APPOINTS NEIL BUDDE AS PRESIDENT, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Former Yahoo! News Editor-in-Chief Oversaw Growth of Yahoo! into Web's No. 1 News Site, Founded Wall Street Journal Online
HOLLYWOOD, FL, April 4, 2008 DailyMe (http://dailyme.com), an online news provider with advanced features that allow consumers to personalize, schedule, share and choose the delivery format for their news, today announced that it has hired Neil Budde to serve as the company's President, Chief Product Officer.
Budde was most recently vice president and editor-in-chief of Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, and Yahoo! Sports. Prior to joining Yahoo!, Budde was founding editor and publisher of The Wall Street Journal Online, for which he formulated the original idea and initial prototypes. At DailyMe, Budde's responsibilities will include leadership and oversight of the company's products and the human resources that support it.
"Neil Budde is a true pioneer in the online news space, taking The Wall Street Journal Online from initial concept to the web's most successful subscription news site and later building Yahoo! News into the No. 1 news provider on the web. Now, Neil will play a central role at DailyMe, tapping his impressive experience and skills to help push the online news and content medium forward yet again. We have many exciting developments planned for DailyMe, and Neil will be instrumental in rolling them out to our DailyMe community. We are absolutely thrilled to have him aboard," said Eduardo Hauser, DailyMe's founder and CEO.
"DailyMe has quickly established itself as one of the web's most innovative online news providers. I believe the news aggregation space is one of the most exciting and potentially lucrative on the web today, serving a huge and growing audience that continues to migrate to online news providers. While this space has a number of existing competitors, they are not yet delivering the kind of experience ( including true customization and community ) that consumers want today. DailyMe is clearly in the right place at the right time. I'm thrilled to roll up my sleeves and get started," Budde said.
Prior to founding The Wall Street Journal Online, Budde was deputy editorial director for Dow Jones News/Retrieval. Earlier, he served in a variety of editorial positions at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY, USA Today and The Richmond Times-Dispatch. Budde holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from the University of Louisville.
About DailyMe, Inc.
DailyMe (http://dailyme.com) is an online news provider with advanced features that allow consumers to personalize, schedule, share and choose the delivery format for their news. Users select content by choosing from topics, sources, keywords, personality profiles or a combination of these methods. DailyMe aggregates its news content from top-tier publishers around the world. Additional benefits of DailyMe include an automated printing feature for delivery and the ability to read full-length articles in their entirety within the DailyMe domain. By building a bridge between news media/journalism and technology, DailyMe has created a powerful platform and a highly personalized experience for news readers globally. DailyMe is a free service.