SOURCE: Wikinvest

March 11, 2008 15:42 ET

Wikinvest Honored at 11th Annual South by Southwest Interactive Web Awards Ceremony

Wikinvest Takes First Prize in the Business Category

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Wikinvest, the wiki for investors, took home the SXSW Web Award in the Business category at the 11th annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Web Awards for the site's service to the investment and business community. Sponsored by Adobe, the SXSW Web Awards honored 20 of the top Web developers and designers chosen from hundreds of entries submitted across the world.

"We feel honored to be recognized by a ground-breaking event like South by Southwest," said Parker Conrad, co-founder of Wikinvest. "This award is really a result of our contributors' passion, knowledge and commitment, and validates our mission to make investing more open and transparent."

Just as Wikipedia revolutionized the encyclopedia by attracting a worldwide community of individual subject-matter experts who have created an online reference that at times rivals the accuracy of encyclopedia Britannica while dwarfing it in scope, Wikinvest uses the power of crowdsourcing to explain the deeper story behind an investment, giving investors the context needed to understand what they are betting on when purchasing a particular stock, or investing in a specific sector.

"Each year we're seeing an increase in the quality and creativity of entries to the Web Awards," explained SXSW Web Awards Director Shawn O'Keefe. "We congratulate all the 2008 Web Awards winners and look forward to following their success and stories in the future."

Eugene Mirman, a comedian, writer and filmmaker best known for his work on the hit HBO show, "Flight of The Conchords," and from Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," emceed the 2008 Ceremony, which named winners in 20 content categories, including "People's Choice" and "Best of Show."

For a complete list of Web Awards winner, visit the following site: http://2008.sxsw.com/interactive/web_awards/winners/.

About Wikinvest

Launched in 2006, Wikinvest is an investing resource that aims to provide investors with clear, verifiable, and unbiased information about companies, trends, and concepts affecting the business world. Visit Wikinvest to contribute to or review quality in-depth research on companies or trends affecting investing at http://www.wikinvest.com/.

About SXSW Interactive Festival

Scheduled March 7-11 in Austin, Texas, the 2008 SXSW Interactive Festival provides practical how-to information as well as unparalleled career inspiration, bringing together some of emerging technology's most creative thinkers. The event features five days of keynote speeches, more than 120 panels, the SXSW Web Awards, the iF! Trade Show & Exhibition, the ScreenBurn Arcade, and dozens of exciting evening events. For more information on SXSW Interactive, see www.sxsw.com/interactive.

Contact Information

  • Susan Etlinger
    Horn Group for Wikinvest
    415-905-4004
    Email Contact

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