AlwaysOn Chooses SeeqPod for Its 2008 "OnHollywood Top 100" : SeeqPod Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Search and Discovery Technology for Digital Media, Joins Select List of Companies

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SeeqPod Inc, the search and discovery technology company specializing in playable search results, announced today that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies. The OnHollywood 100 is an annual power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media. The AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria--innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation handpicked SeeqPod.

We look forward meeting with, and exchanging ideas among fellow innovators in terms of what is ahead for the company, industry and the way digital content of all types is discovered and monetized.

SeeqPod was selected from more than 1000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. SeeqPod was developed from the idea that Internet search results should be delivered in their most actionable, true form, particularly in the case of rich media content. SeeqPod's vertically targeted crawlers crawl the deepest parts of the web to enable Internet-wide search and discovery of anything that can be linked to and then played, or shared with friends. This novel concept, paired with an incredibly complex algorithm, which mimics the human brain, has been the launching pad for SeeqPod's recent successes.

"We are proud to be recognized by AlwaysOn, and our users, for our work in the realm of search and discovery for digital media," said Kasian Franks, founder and CEO, SeeqPod Inc. "We look forward meeting with, and exchanging ideas among fellow innovators in terms of what is ahead for the company, industry and the way digital content of all types is discovered and monetized."

Aside from accepting this year's award, Kasian Franks has also been asked by AlwaysOn to deliver one of the keynote addresses to this year's attendees. Franks, an expert in biomimetic search and discovery technologies, will be participating a discussion on the future of Content Delivery Platforms, led by Ezra Roizen, Contributing Editor, AlwaysOn Networks. The CEO Showcase will be held on Tuesday, June 10th in Ballroom II at 9:45 AM. Other participants include Alex Castro, CEO & Founder, Delve Networks (formerly Plugged Inc), Brad Barnes, CEO, True Anthem, and Gary Sohmers, CEO, More information can be found by visiting:

"This year's OnHollywood 100 represents the brightest of the innovators in the new media space. We are enthusiastic about gathering the leaders in a collaborative environment that fuses these two industries together, culminating in the richest, most progressive conversations on Hollywood's digital movement," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn.

SeeqPod, along with the rest of the OnHollywood 100, will be honored at the OnHollywood & BRiM event on June 10-11, 2008 at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, California. OnHollywood gathers executives from both the entertainment and the technology industries to identify and debate emerging trends in addition to building relationships and taking advantage of potential new business partnerships.

A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at:

About OnHollywood 2008

June 10-12 @ The Sofitel Hotel, West Hollywood, California

OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries. Our editors will also honor the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies and feature the Best of Broadband "BOB" Awards. Fifty of the top CEOs from the OnHollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."


SeeqPod is the most satisfying way to find, discover, play, and enjoy 'Playable Search'. In 2005, Kasian Franks, Raf Podowski, Shekhar Lodha and team, have evolved SeeqPod from a breakthrough among genomic biologists sifting through complicated, dense data at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory—a leader in the use of integrated computing as a discovery tool. SeeqPod was built with the mobile, social web-generation in mind, providing users with an array of easy to use tools to playlist, share, embed, and purchase audio content. From video and audio to slideshows, the multitude of rich media files and applications that exist online can now easily be found and discovered at

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 (STANFORD SUMMIT, ALWAYSON HOLLYWOOD, ALWAYSON MEDIA and GOINGGREEN) 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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