Gigya Named AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner Company Selected as Technology Innovator in Digital Media for 2009

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Gigya today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Gigya was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

Gigya today announced that it has been selected to the 2009 AlwaysOn Global 250 List. The AlwaysOn Global 250 Award is given to private, emerging technology companies creating new business opportunities in high-growth markets. Gigya was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.

"Social Media presents new and unique opportunities for brand marketers to communicate with their consumers, and our technology facilitates millions of these conversations every day," said Gigya CEO David A. Yovanno. "The media and advertising ecosystem is changing right before our eyes, and Gigya is at the vanguard of these changes, making content both portable and social for brands and consumers online." Gigya and the other AlwaysOn Global 250 winners will be recognized at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford, taking place at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, on July 28-30. This two-and-a-half day executive conference is co-presented by the Stanford Technology Ventures Program will highlighting the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries.

"It's no secret that technology and innovation are vital to bringing our country out of economic recession," said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The companies on this year's list have not only created innovative technologies that solve real business problems, but have stimulated economic growth through the generation of new jobs. I congratulate every winner selected for this year's award and wish them all tremendous success in the future."

The AlwaysOn Global 250 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 AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/32719

About Gigya
Gigya's technology is the standard for making content both portable and social, providing publishers and marketers with powerful tools for increasing audience reach and engagement. Reaching more than 250 million people each month, Gigya's innovative content distribution network enables marketers to engage consumers in social environments and enlist them as brand advocates. The company's Wildfire and Socialize products enable publishers to syndicate and track their content across more than 70 unique platforms, and to integrate and promote their own websites with popular social platforms like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Publishers and advertisers including Coca-Cola, DoubleClick, Electronic Arts, Hyundai, JCPenney, Kraft, Levis, Photobucket, Samsung, Turner and Unilever choose Gigya to connect their content with the social web.

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 (Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, GoingGreen East and West, Venture Summit East and West) 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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