Cognitive Networks Named Winner of the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award

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Leader in Enhanced TV Technology Listed Among World's Most Promising Technology Companies

Cognitive Networks, a leading provider of real-time services that power Enhanced TV on Smart TVs, has been awarded Red Herring's Top 100 North America award, honoring the year's most promising private technology companies in America. The company was honored for its first-of-its-kind Smart TV ecosystem for Enhanced TV, which includes partnerships with interactive content creation and distribution platforms, app developers, advertisers, TV manufacturers, and content providers.

"We are very proud to be part of this impressive group of technology leaders," said Michael Collette, CEO of Cognitive Networks. "The Red Herring honor is a great testament to our work in creating a richer media environment for Smart TV users.”

Cognitive Networks’ Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology allows the delivery of an integrated Enhanced TV experience for TV viewers, enabling contextually-related content to be displayed on Smart TVs in synchronization with its related television programming, enriching the viewing experience through engaging viewing capabilities.

The 2014 Red Herring Top 100 North America winners were announced in Monterey, CA. The Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation and intellectual property, management quality, business model, customer footprint and market penetration. Previous winners have included such companies as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, YouTube, and eBay.

About Cognitive Networks

Cognitive Networks is a leading provider of real-time services powered by Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, enabling the fundamental transformation of the way viewers consume TV while delivering a platform for content producers and TV networks to increase customer engagement, grow their audiences, and increase the value of the TV viewing experience for all audiences.

The company’s ENGAGE™ API allows Smart TVs to launch applications that are intelligently synchronized with live or time-shifted television, enabling ecosystem partners to add Enhanced TV capabilities to broadcast TV displaying on Smart TVs. With Cognitive Networks’ Engage, content providers can now provide consumers with fun, smart things to do while watching TV on their Smart TVs.

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