SOURCE: WidgetBucks

July 17, 2008 11:32 ET

WidgetBucks Selected by AlwaysOn as an AO Global 250 Winner

Recognized for Game-Changing Ad Technology for Web Publishers and Bloggers

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2008) - WidgetBucks, the market leading ad network of retail and shopping widgets for online publishers, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AO Global 250 Winners. WidgetBucks was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and other industry experts spanning the globe, based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

WidgetBucks and the AlwaysOn Global 250 will be honored at the AlwaysOn & STVP Summit at Stanford on July 22-24. This executive event highlights significant economic, political and commercial trends disrupting the global technology industries.

"The AO Global 250 winners have excelled in key strategic areas in the global technology markets," said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. "We congratulate them for their success in introducing new tools, services, and platforms that are driving the next phase of innovation and creating real value at an economically uncertain time."

The AO Global 250 was selected from over hundreds of companies, nominated by a panel of industry experts in the online technology, media, entertainment, enterprise and greentech sectors from around the world.

A full list of all the AO Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at

About WidgetBucks

WidgetBucks is the market leading ad network of retail and shopping widgets for online publishers. The parent company of WidgetBucks is Mpire Corporation, whose shopping trend expertise, market data relationships and proprietary technology serve as the backbone for the network. WidgetBucks serves nearly one billion monthly impressions and reaches 100 million unique visitors through the sites and blogs of more than 20,000 publishers. Founded in 2005, Mpire and WidgetBucks are backed by Ignition Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a community blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the industry in innovation by engaging its bloggers in a social network. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, OnHollywood, OnMedia, GoingGreen, NordicGreen, and Venture Summit East and West) and quarterly print "blogozine." No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.

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