SOURCE: 4INFO

July 17, 2007 11:10 ET

4INFO Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO100 Top Private Company Award Winner

Recognized for Leadership in Emerging Technology and Global Business Potential in Mobile Advertising

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - 4INFO, the pioneer in mobile search, publishing and advertising, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The fifth-annual elite AO100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be eligible for the AO100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.

4INFO and the AO 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 will be honored at the AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 31 - Aug 2, 2007, at Stanford University. The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The idea behind the AO100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global technology industry.

4INFO's SMS Advertising Marketplace offers marketers the only opportunity available today to connect with a mobile audience via targeted, relevant SMS/text advertising. 4INFO offers a full-service integrated advertising program utilizing ad inventory in SMS text messaging. To create this inventory, 4INFO has the only nationwide distribution network of unique, user-requested text/SMS content. 4INFO's SMS Publishing Platform helps any company convert sending SMS to their users from a cost center into a new revenue stream.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/15899

"2007 is a breakout year for 4INFO as we are truly pioneering the mobile advertising landscape and are opening up a platform for publishers to deliver their content to mobile audiences in meaningful and highly targeted ways," said Zaw Thet, CEO of 4INFO. "Our partnerships with traditional media companies like Gannett, Tribune Co., and TV Guide as well as awards like the AlwaysOn 100 continue to honor us and our mission."

About The AlwaysOn Stanford Summit: The Stanford Summit is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The Stanford Summit features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The Stanford Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

About 4INFO

4INFO (www.4INFO.net) is a leading provider of SMS/text messaging technology that connects companies with their mobile audiences. The 4INFO SMS Publishing Platform gives publishers the easiest, most trusted means to mobilize and monetize their content. The 4INFO SMS Ad Marketplace gives marketers the only opportunity available today to connect with mobile audiences via targeted, relevant SMS advertising. 4INFO's consumer suite of mobile services provides real-time access to sports scores, stock quotes, 411, weather updates, horoscopes and a host of other information and entertainment services. 4INFO's investment partners include U.S. Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sand Hill Capital, and Gannett Company, Inc. 4INFO is headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. Learn more at http://www.4info.net.

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.

Contact Information

  • 4INFO
    Jennifer Colton
    415-420-5516
    Email Contact

    For Always On Stanford Summit
    A&R Edelman
    Elizabeth Anderson
    Ph: 650-762-2800
    Email Contact