AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 29, 2012) - Phunware, the leader in enterprise branded mobile application infrastructure and experiences, 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. Phunware 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.
Phunware 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 and 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.
In today's digital world, audiences will continue to demand increasingly immersive experiences. Phunware brings mobile to the forefront of the entertainment world by enabling highly engaging experiences across multiple touch points that fulfill the appetite of increasingly sophisticated audiences. The future of entertainment will be defined by those who understand and embrace the power of these new technologies across client, server and content to deliver audiences whatever they want, whenever they want it, wherever they are, on their devices of choice.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-OnHollywood-100-Top-Private-Companies.
"We are extremely humbled and honored to receive the OnHollywood 100 award on behalf of our employees and shareholders," commented Alan Knitowski, Founder and CEO of Phunware. "Not only were we the only company recognized from the great state of Texas, but we were also only one of only eight mobile companies recognized globally as well. We are likely the largest mobile company in the world that most people have not yet heard of, but we expect that this award and recognition will go a long way in changing that in the near future."
Phunware customers include the NFL, NASCAR, CBS, NBC Universal, The CW, ESPN, E!, OWN, Univision, Demand Media, Circuit of the Americas, The Grove, NHRA, Daily Candy, Qualcomm, Samsung, Freescale, AMD, HomeAway, McDonald's, Turner, Discovery and FUNimation amongst many others both public and private.
Phunware is the global pioneer of Mobile-as-a-Service (MaaS) -- the only fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize users on Mobile. Phunware has introduced category defining experiences representing tens of millions of mobile downloads across tens of billions of minutes of usage in more than 125 countries and 10 languages, challenging the outer limits and capabilities of the best mobile devices on Earth for the largest brands on the planet. For more information, visit Phunware at www.phunware.com. Everything you need to succeed on Mobile™.
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.