Wolfram|Alpha Wins Best in Show and Technical Achievement at SXSW Interactive Web Awards

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Breakthrough Technology Recognized by Judges as Favorite among Finalists

Wolfram Alpha LLC, creator of the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine yesterday won two Web Awards at the prestigious SXSW Interactive Festival, including Best in Show and Technical Achievement.

“Wolfram|Alpha is a breakthrough technology and a breakthrough product,” said Shawn O’Keefe, Interactive Festival Producer. “Every year the Web Awards feature a group of innovative companies that show us what the future of the web will look like. Wolfram|Alpha was part of an exceptional set of finalists and is a deserving winner of the Best in Show and Technical Achievement awards.”

Previous winners of the SXSW Interactive Web Awards include Twitter, Hulu, and Flickr. Honorees are recognized for pushing the boundaries of today’s online experience, and using technology to make nontrivial contributions to society at large.

“To be selected by our peers here at SXSW is a great honor,” said Barak Berkowitz, the newly appointed Managing Director of Wolfram|Alpha. “This is a great milestone for us. It’s also just the beginning of the opportunity we see for Wolfram|Alpha to change the world by giving people everywhere access to all knowledge.”

The SXSW Interactive Web Awards ceremony was held on Sunday, March 14, 2010. The competition uncovers the best new websites and celebrates those who are building tomorrow's great online communities and businesses.

About Wolfram Alpha LLC
Wolfram Alpha LLC is a Wolfram Research company whose long-term goal is to make all the world's systematic knowledge immediately computable and accessible to everyone. The company aims to collect and curate all objective data; implement every known model, method, and algorithm; and make it possible to compute whatever can be computed about anything.

Wolfram|Alpha builds on the achievements of science and other systematizations of knowledge to provide a single source that can be relied on by everyone for definitive answers to factual queries.

For more information, see the Wolfram|Alpha website:

About the SXSW Interactive Festival
The 17th annual SXSW Interactive festival will take place March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies, the event features five days of compelling presentations from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable line up of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer.

From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to experience a preview of what is unfolding in the world of technology. Join us March 2010 for the panels, the parties, the 13th Annual Web Awards, the ScreenBurn at SXSW Arcade, the Film and Interactive Trade Show and Exhibition, Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator at SXSW and, of course, the inspirational experience that only SXSW can deliver.

For links to photos, videos, and coverage from last year, please visit: http://www.sxsw.com/press

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