SOURCE: Gnip, Inc.

Gnip, Inc.

August 25, 2011 14:15 ET

Gnip Receives Boulder County Business Report Innovative Quotient Award

Leading Social Media Data Provider Recognized in Social Media/Mobile Application Category

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - Gnip, Inc. (http://gnip.com), the leading provider of social media data for enterprise applications, today announced it has been selected as the winner of the Boulder County Business Report (BCBR) Innovative Quotient (IQ) Award in their nominated category of Social Media/Mobile Applications. Presented by the BCBR, the IQ Awards is an annual event that honors the most innovative new products and services developed by companies and organizations, with a special emphasis on advanced technologies, innovations within a particular business sector and sustainable business practices.

"Selecting the most innovative new products and services within the Boulder Community, a hotbed for new and emerging startup companies, was no easy feat," said Christopher Wood, publisher of the Boulder County Business Report. "Our judges spent many hours reviewing all the nominations, and we feel that Gnip embodies true innovation in the field of social media. Gnip should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."

This year, BCBR received nearly 60 nominations from companies in the Boulder Valley and selected three finalists in each of 10 business categories. Gnip was recognized for its social media application programming interface (API) that aggregates raw social data into ready-to-consume data that is delivered to the customer in the protocol of their choice. The company's enterprise data collectors enable easy access to hundreds of feeds, including premium data streams from market leaders like Twitter as well as public data streams from dozens more social networking, blogging, video, and photo sharing sources. Data enrichments including format normalization, URL expansion, deduplication, Klout Scores, language detection, and more are applied to feeds as they are delivered to customers. This additional metadata maximizes data feeds' utility for customers. Gnip ensures that all data is gathered and delivered in compliance with every publisher's Terms of Use and Privacy Policies.

"We would like to thank the Boulder County Business Report and we are thrilled to have received the IQ Award in the Social Media/Mobile Application category," said Jud Valeski, CEO of Gnip. "We are especially honored to be recognized among such a distinguished group of local innovators. As someone who grew up in Boulder, this award is particularly special."

About Gnip
Founded in 2008, Gnip created the first realtime social media data delivery platform. As the leading provider of social media data for enterprise applications, Gnip facilitates access to dozens of social media sources through a single application programming interface (API). Gnip delivers ready-to-consume data in your protocol of choice and applies enrichments to optimize the data's utility for customers. For more information, call 888.777.7405 or visit http://gnip.com.