Read/Write calls 37signals the “Best Web LittleCo of 2005” Jason 22 Dec 2005

12 comments Latest by Deepak

Last year the Best Web LittleCo award went to Flickr. This year we’re honored to carry the torch.

There are a lot of ‘smaller’ companies that continue to battle away in the shadow of the big companies - not all of them trying to cash out to the bigcos either. Ones that spring to my mind are Feedburner, Technorati, Feedster,,, Findory, Odeo, Broadband Mechanics, WebJay, Jotspot, Six Apart, PubSub, Rojo, Newsgator, MySpace, Facebook, Gawker, zvents, Flock, Blogbridge, Chandler, Firefox, Adaptive Path, Spanning Partners, SocialText… I could go on all night and I apologize to those I missed mentioning. But the one LittleCo that really stood out in the Web world in 2005, based on the buzz it created for itself and its almost slavish ‘less is more’ design philosophy, was 37signals.

They even gave a nice shoutout to the Signal vs. Noise community!

The other thing I have to admire about 37signals is the community of people they’ve created around their products and philosophies, centered at the Signal vs Noise weblog. The number of comments they get on that weblog is phenomenal. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, 37signals shows that a little Web company can still have a big impact.

Thanks again for the recognition, we do appreciate it. 2006 should be a great year. We’re shooting to release four new products and of course keep refining our existing ones. We have a lot in store and are looking forward to the challenges we’ll face in 2006. Thanks for sticking with us everyone!

12 comments so far (Jump to latest)

Aaron K 22 Dec 05

Congratulations on all your ongoing success! Keep it up guys!

Anonymous 22 Dec 05

Congratulations! Please don’t ever sell yourselves to Yahoo!.

Mike D 22 Dec 05

Congratulations guys. Well deserved and stay small and passionate about your products!

JF 22 Dec 05

Well deserved and stay small and passionate about your products!

Oh, we are!

Jon Maddox 22 Dec 05

MySpace? Didn’t they sell to Rupert Murdoch?

Matt 22 Dec 05

Yes, myspace sold for a lot of money to news corp.


Richard MacManus 22 Dec 05

Whoops, yes MySpace shouldn’t be there. I’ve updated my post, thanks.

Minh Nguyễn 23 Dec 05

Yeah… and Firefox isn’t exactly a company, either.

Michael Ward 23 Dec 05

I agree, I rock.


Terry Apodaca 23 Dec 05

Congratulations! Keep it up!

Michael McDerment 23 Dec 05

Congratualtions 37S. Well deserved.

You folks have inspired a lot of people over the last 12 months, which is priceless.

Looking forward to see what you do in 2006!

Deepak 23 Dec 05

And well deserved. Keep it up.