October 22, 2012 18:44 ET

Gigya Selected by AlwaysOn as an OnHollywood 100 Winner

Recognized for Creating Technology Innovations in Digital Entertainment

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) -  Gigya, the leading provider of social infrastructure for business, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnHollywood 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched Hollywood entertainment. Gigya 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.

Gigya and the OnHollywood 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's sixth annual OnHollywood on October 29th and 30th, 2012, at the Museum of flying in Santa Monica, CA.

This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant trends affecting digital entertainment. Disruptive technology is forcing big changes in Hollywood: new contracts, new genres, new stars. As the behemoth industry steps into the digital era, entertainment execs will be paying even closer attention to the global Silicon Valley -- especially the startups that are writing the rules and creating the tools for the digital entertainment age.

"This year's OnHollywood 100 represents an explosive drive toward device-independent consumer-focused entertainment. The digital entertainment pioneers of the 1990s have paved the way for a sophisticated group of entertainment producers, who are harnessing the power of social, mobile, and the Internet to give consumers exactly what they want, when they want it," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "Now, the entire entertainment world has broken free of the establishment and is bringing quality television, film, and music to a global audience that's on the move and hungry for its next innovation."

The OnHollywood 100 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and entertainment industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.

"We are honored to be recognized again by the AlwaysOn Network," said Patrick Salyer, CEO of Gigya. "Today's consumers expect a social experience everywhere they go on the Web. By leveraging Gigya's social infrastructure technology, the biggest entertainment hubs on the Web are meeting consumer demand and understanding their users like never before."

About Gigya:
Gigya's mission is to socialize the rest of the web. We provide websites with a complete social infrastructure that creates immersive social experiences for users and provides unparalleled customer insights for businesses.

Gigya equips businesses like ABC, Pepsi and Verizon with a comprehensive solution to socialize their online properties. Our technology enables seamless registration with Social Login, increases traffic and time spent on-site via Social Plugins and Gamification and transforms marketing by leveraging permission-based social identity data.

Gigya works with more than 500 enterprises and touches more than one billion users per month. Our platform extracts the real value from social networks, empowering online businesses to attract, engage and understand users like never before.

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 Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. 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.

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