Second Porch, the social vacation rental marketplace, was Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

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Second Porch, the social vacation rentals marketplace, was named an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner. 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. Second Porch 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.

Second Porch, the social vacation rentals marketplace

“Scams are becoming an issue for travelers. More people prefer to pick places to stay based on the experience of their friends and family. We built Second Porch to make it simple to turn each satisfied guest into a word of mouth marketing channel."

Second Porch, the social vacation rental 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. Second Porch 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.

Second Porch and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored tonight at AlwaysOn’s eighth annual Summit at Stanford, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

This two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Summit at Stanford’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

“After examining the companies that are on the AO Global 250 list, it’s obvious that innovation is not only alive and well in the Global Silicon Valley, it’s accelerating in economic power and scope.” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies certainly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

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 2010 list.

Second Porch is changing the way travelers find vacation lodging by helping them find vacation rentals recommended by the members of their extended social circle. Second Porch can be found at both http://www.secondporch.com/ and through its highly-rated Facebook application at http://apps.facebook.com/secondporch. Thousands of homes in over 100 countries are now becoming socially discoverable, tying together properties with communities of past guests and socially-connected ratings.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website:
http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2010-AlwaysOn-Global-250

“People have always preferred to pick places to stay based on the experience of their friends and family. We built Second Porch to make it simple search this way, and for property managers and owners to turn each satisfied guest into a word of mouth marketing channel for reaching future guests. We’re delighted that our innovation in social commerce has been recognized by AlwaysOn” said Brent Hieggelke, CEO and co-founder of Second Porch.

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