Appia Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

World’s largest open app marketplace recognized for creating technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley

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Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 14, 2011

Appia, the world’s largest open app 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. Appia 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.

Appia and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s ninth annual Innovation Summit at Santa Clara University on July 28, 2011, at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

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

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends, including the accelerating growth of mobile users, cloud computing, and SaaS offerings, globalization, and the socialization of commerce and basically everything online,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s winners clearly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the global Silicon Valley.”

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 2011 list.

“Being chosen as a Global 250 winner is a huge accomplishment for Appia and is a credit to all the hard work and dedication of our employees who are committed to making Appia a dominant global player in powering app stores for the world’s top carriers, OEMs, and software companies,” said Jud Bowman, CEO of Appia.

2011 has been a breakout year for Appia, which earlier secured a spot on OnMobile’s 100 private companies list, as well as WSJ’s list of top 50 venture-backed start-ups. The company, which reb-branded from PocketGear in February, currently stands as the world’s largest white label storefront platform with more than 40 channel partners and 200+ million mobile subscribers around the globe.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-AlwaysOn-Global-250

About Appia
Appia is the world's largest open app marketplace and white label storefront platform, supporting all operating systems and handsets. Ranked #15 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2011 list of Top 50 Venture-backed companies, Appia powers app storefronts for more than 40 partners reaching more than 200 million mobile subscribers in 200 countries and counting. Customers include four of the world's top five handset manufacturers, three of the top four mobile operators in the US, and three of the top ten mobile operators globally. Partners include Opera, Samsung, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless.

The Appia Developer Program provides partners with a ready to launch catalog of over 140,000 paid and free apps from more than 30,000 global application developers supporting all mobile platforms.

Appia is headquartered in Durham, NC with offices in Dallas, TX, and Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.appia.com or follow @Appia.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic / IMPACT 2011, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

Contact:
Eric Gonzalez
VSC PR for Appia
415-272-0836
eric(at)vscconsulting(dot)com

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