Carbonite Named Top Private Company Award Winner by AlwaysOn

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Recognized for leadership in emerging technology and global business potential.

Carbonite, the leading provider of online backup services to consumers and small businesses, recently announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn (AO) as one of the 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The fifth-annual elite AO100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel and selected from more than 1,000 nominations submitted by venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

Carbonite and the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 were honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit held July 31 – Aug 2 at Stanford University, an executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The idea behind the AO100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global technology industry.

Carbonite pioneered online backup services focused on the consumer market. To make Carbonite easy for consumers to use, Carbonite introduced the first unlimited pricing plan in the backup industry – $50 per year, no matter how much data you have. Carbonite was also the first online backup company to do away with the need for special user interfaces for selecting what you want to back up; Carbonite backs up all your data by default. And Carbonite was the first online backup product to use Windows to show the user what is backed up and what is not – Carbonite places color-coded dots on file and folder icons wherever they appear in Windows.

Carbonite’s low cost and ease-of-use have made it an instant hit with consumers. The company has enlisted celebrity endorsees ranging from talk-show hosts Howard Stern and Bill O’Reilly to tech gurus like Kim Komando.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at:

“We are honored to be selected for this prestigious award,” said David Friend, chief executive officer of Carbonite. “Far more people lose data through disk crashes, lost equipment, and accidental deletion than they do to virus. This is the next frontier in protecting your data. Some day nearly every PC will be backed up online.”

About Carbonite

Only a small fraction of computer users regularly back up their PCs. Boston-based Carbonite, the leading consumer online backup company, addresses this issue by providing safe, simple, inexpensive, automatic backup over the Internet for consumers and small businesses in over 80 countries.

Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computers users shouldn't have to think about backup. The company's mission is to provide an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use solution for the mainstream computer user.

Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through several channels, including its Web site, retailers such as Staples and CompUSA, and hundreds of small resellers. For more information, please visit

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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Amy Bryson

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