Recognized for creating technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley
Durham, NC, July 10, 2012 – Appia, the world’s largest open app marketplace, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Appia was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Appia and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23th, 2012.
This two-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.
“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year’s crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year’s winners are unlimited,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley.”
The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.
Appia powers one of the world’s largest mobile application distribution networks through it’s Appia Ad Network, and the 50+ Carrier Application stores that it powers. Appia provides application developers with numerous free and paid opportunities to attract new customers through these channels and is delivering millions of downloads per month.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
“Appia is thrilled to be named to the AlwaysOn Global 250 list again this year,” said Dov Cohn, Appia’s SVP of Marketing and Product Management. “The winners in the mobile category are all leaders in innovation and it is an honor to be recognized with this group of companies. Appia continues to advance mobile application marketing and distribution and we plan to be among the winners on this list for years to come!”
Appia is the world's largest open app marketplace and white label storefront platform, delivering paid, free and sponsored app downloads to over 500 million users around the world. Ranked #15 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2011 Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies, Appia provides application distribution and marketing solutions for developers including Crowdstar, Mocospace and Gameview Studios, and distribution partners including América Móvil, Vodafone, Samsung, Telcel, Zedge and Myxer.
Appia is headquartered in Durham, NC. For more information, please visit http://www.appia.com or follow @Appia.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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SVP Marketing, Appia