MediaUnbound Named AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 Winner for Technology Innovation

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MediaUnbound, a leading personalization and recommendation technology company, today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 OnHollywood 100 List. The OnHollywood 100 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies in the media and entertainment industries. MediaUnbound was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

MediaUnbound, a leading personalization and recommendation technology company, today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 OnHollywood 100 List. The OnHollywood 100 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies in the media and entertainment industries. MediaUnbound was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

"We are honored that MediaUnbound has been named among the distinguished innovators recognized for this award," said Michael Papish, president and CEO of MediaUnbound. "Recommendation technology has become an essential component of successful digital entertainment products and services. We believe MediaUnbound's unique hybrid approach to recommendations, which combines human analysis and sophisticated algorithms, provides a clear advantage for digital media content providers looking to build trust with users and create an exciting experience."

MediaUnbound and the other OnHollywood 100 winners will be recognized at the OnHollywood, April 27th-29th at The Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood. OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, and mobile industries.

"This year's OnHollywood 100 companies represent the future of entertainment and spotlight how technology and digital media have and will continue to deeply impact the entertainment industry as we know it," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "Despite the economic downturn, the pace of innovation continues to progress, making this year's selection even more difficult. We are pleased to see what 2009 has in store for the entertainment industry and we are happy to reveal the 2009 OnHollywood 100."

The OnHollywood 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.

A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/31890

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.

About MediaUnbound
MediaUnbound builds and supports custom personalization and recommendation software for companies that sell, distribute, and display media content. By combining the numerical power of computer algorithms with expert knowledge from teams of human media analysts, MediaUnbound helps people find, discover, and interact with large catalogs of diverse content. MediaUnbound was founded in 2000 and is a privately-held company headquartered in Cambridge, MA with offices in Germany and Japan. For more information on MediaUnbound, please visit http://www.mediaunbound.com.

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