AlwaysOn Unveils the AO100 Winners Honoring the Best in Innovation

AO100 list showcases top innovative private companies demonstrating market

traction and the ability to disrupt existing markets



12 Jul, 2006, 01:00 ET from AlwaysOn

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AlwaysOn today announced the
 AO100 Top Private Companies for 2006. The fourth-annual elite AO100 list
 was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to make the AO100
 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than
 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other
 industry experts.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050621/SFTU067LOGO )
     Each of this year's AO100 winners demonstrates leadership among their
 peers in these areas: innovation, market potential, customer adoption,
 media buzz and investor value creation.
     "Once again, we received more than 1,000 high-quality nominations for
 this year's AO100 list, so there's clearly still a healthy market for
 innovation in the high-tech sector," said Tony Perkins, founder of
 AlwaysOn. "All of this year's winners are demonstrating significant market
 traction and are pursuing game-changing approaches and technologies that
 are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. The huge
 success of last year's winner, Skype, is proof that innovation can appeal
 to the mass market, and we hope that many of this year's winners will go on
 to achieve similar success."
     The AO100 companies will be honored at a reception during the upcoming
 AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 25-27 at the Frances C. Arrillaga
 Alumni Center on the Stanford University Campus, being produced in
 partnership with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).
     The AO100 Top Private AlwaysOn Companies by sector are as follows:
 
     Consumer & Entertainment
     -- CafePress (http://www.cafepress.com)
     -- Dave.TV (http://www.dave.tv)
     -- DivX (http://www.divx.com)
     -- Facebook (http://www.facebook.com)
     -- InFreeDA (http://www.infreeda.com)
     -- Jingle Networks (http://www.free411.com)
     -- Linden Lab (http://lindenlab.com)
     -- LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com)
     -- NewsGator Technologies (http://www.newsgator.com)
     -- Photobucket (http://photobucket.com)
     -- RazorGator (http://www.razorgator.com)
     -- Simple Star (http://www.simplestar.com)
     -- Sling Media (http://www.slingmedia.com)
     -- TagWorld (http://www.tagworld.com)
     -- YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)
     -- Zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com)
 
     Devices & Components
     -- 3VR Security (http://www.3vr.com)
     -- Authentec (http://www.authentec.com)
     -- Barracuda Networks (http://www.barracudanetworks.com)
     -- BlueArc (http://www.bluearc.com/)
     -- Dust Networks (http://www.dustnetworks.com)
     -- EnterpriseDB (http://www.enterprisedb.com)
     -- Fortinet (http://www.fortinet.com)
     -- Impinj (http://www.impinj.com)
     -- IronPort Systems (http://www.ironport.com)
     -- Isilon Systems (http://www.isilon.com)
     -- Silver Peak Systems (http://www.silver-peak.com)
     -- Sourcefire (http://www.sourcefire.com)
     -- Teneros (http://www.teneros.com)
     -- UPEK (http://www.upek.com)
 
     Enterprise
     -- Application Security (http://www.appsecinc.com)
     -- Approva (http://www.approva.net)
     -- Axentis (http://www.axentis.com)
     -- Bharosa (http://www.bharosa.com)
     -- Comergent Technologies (http://www.comergent.com)
     -- DemandTec (http://www.demandtec.com)
     -- LogLogic (http://www.loglogic.com)
     -- Mimeo.com (http://www.mimeo.com)
     -- MySQL (http://www.mysql.com)
     -- Qualys (http://www.qualys.com)
     -- ShotSpotter (http://www.shotspotter.com)
     -- SOA Software (http://www.soa.com)
     -- SugarCRM (http://www.sugarcrm.com)
     -- TradeBeam (http://www.tradebeam.com)
     -- Unicru (http://www.unicru.com)
     -- Vontu (http://www.vontu.com)
     -- Zantaz (http://www.zantaz.com)
     -- ZettaCore (http://www.zettacore.com)
     -- Zimbra (http://www.zimbra.com)
 
     Mobile & Wireless
     -- Airgo Networks (http://www.airgonetworks.com)
     -- Amp'd Mobile (http://get.ampd.com)
     -- Aruba Networks (http://www.arubanetworks.com)
     -- Danger (http://www.danger.com)
     -- Digital Chocolate (http://www.digitalchocolate.com)
     -- First Hop (http://www.firsthop.com)
     -- Glu Mobile (http://www.glu.com)
     -- Hands On Mobile (http://www.mforma.com)
     -- Hellosoft (http://www.hellosoft.com)
     -- mBlox (http://www.mblox.com)
     -- mFormation Technologies (http://www.mformation.com)
     -- Mobile 365 (http://www.mobile365.com)
     -- Orb Networks (http://www.orb.com)
     -- OZ Communications (http://www.oz.com)
     -- Trapeze Networks (http://www.trapezenetworks.com)
     -- Visage Mobile (http://www.visagemobile.com)
     -- Visto (http://www.visto.com)
     -- Vocera Communications (http://www.vocera.com)
 
     Network & Infrastructure
     -- 2Wire (http://www.2wire.com)
     -- Azul Systems (http://www.azulsystems.com)
     -- Blue Lane Technologies (http://www.bluelane.com)
     -- DataSynapse (http://www.datasynapse.com)
     -- Egenera (http://www.egenera.com)
     -- Force10 Networks (http://www.force10networks.com)
     -- Infinera (http://www.infinera.com)
     -- Infoblox (http://www.infoblox.com)
     -- IP Unity (http://www.ipunity.com)
     -- Narus (http://www.narus.com)
     -- Netli (http://www.netli.com)
     -- Positive Networks (http://www.positivenetworks.com)
     -- Pronto Networks (http://www.prontonetworks.com)
     -- SOMA Networks (http://www.somanetworks.com)
     -- Veraz Networks (http://www.veraznetworks.com)
 
     Services & Enablers
     -- Adknowledge (http://www.adknowledge.com)
     -- Agitar Software (http://www.agitar.com)
     -- BitTorrent (http://www.bittorrent.com)
     -- Blue Lithium (http://www.bluelithium.com)
     -- Brandimensions (http://www.brandimensions.com)
     -- CipherTrust (http://www.ciphertrust.com)
     -- Claria (http://www.claria.com)
     -- CollabNet (http://www.collab.net)
     -- Coremetrics (http://www.coremetrics.com)
     -- Eloqua (http://www.eloqua.com)
     -- IGA Worldwide (http://igaworldwide.com)
     -- Lingtu Software (http://www.lingtu.com)
     -- Mental Images (http://www.mentalimages.com)
     -- Omniture (http://www.omniture.com)
     -- Pay By Touch (http://www.paybytouch.com)
     -- Technorati (http://www.technorati.com)
     -- Tellme Networks (http://www.tellme.com)
     -- Zanox (http://www.zanox.com)
 
     A full list can be found online at:
 http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/2071
     Sponsors of AO2006 include: Accenture, Ask.com, Audi, Bridge Bank,
 Citrix, HP, Jefferies Broadview, KPMG, LEWIS PR, Manatt, MIT/Stanford
 Venture Lab, Motorola, NetSuite, Nova Scotia, Novell and QUALCOMM.
     Tickets can be purchased online at
 https://www.alwayson-network.com/store/ao2006/?t_ref=AOHP1 or directly from
 Kathy Osweiler at Kathy@alwayson-network.com.
     About AlwaysOn
     AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online
 blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution.
 Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions,
 AlwaysOn (www.alwayson.goingon.com) was launched in 2003. Today, AlwaysOn's
 annual Stanford Summit and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online
 services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders
 and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the
 always-on world.
     AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company
 born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.
 
 

SOURCE AlwaysOn
    SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- AlwaysOn today announced the
 AO100 Top Private Companies for 2006. The fourth-annual elite AO100 list
 was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to make the AO100
 list, companies had to be peer-nominated, with AlwaysOn receiving more than
 1,000 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other
 industry experts.
     (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050621/SFTU067LOGO )
     Each of this year's AO100 winners demonstrates leadership among their
 peers in these areas: innovation, market potential, customer adoption,
 media buzz and investor value creation.
     "Once again, we received more than 1,000 high-quality nominations for
 this year's AO100 list, so there's clearly still a healthy market for
 innovation in the high-tech sector," said Tony Perkins, founder of
 AlwaysOn. "All of this year's winners are demonstrating significant market
 traction and are pursuing game-changing approaches and technologies that
 are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. The huge
 success of last year's winner, Skype, is proof that innovation can appeal
 to the mass market, and we hope that many of this year's winners will go on
 to achieve similar success."
     The AO100 companies will be honored at a reception during the upcoming
 AlwaysOn Stanford Summit to be held July 25-27 at the Frances C. Arrillaga
 Alumni Center on the Stanford University Campus, being produced in
 partnership with the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP).
     The AO100 Top Private AlwaysOn Companies by sector are as follows:
 
     Consumer & Entertainment
     -- CafePress (http://www.cafepress.com)
     -- Dave.TV (http://www.dave.tv)
     -- DivX (http://www.divx.com)
     -- Facebook (http://www.facebook.com)
     -- InFreeDA (http://www.infreeda.com)
     -- Jingle Networks (http://www.free411.com)
     -- Linden Lab (http://lindenlab.com)
     -- LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com)
     -- NewsGator Technologies (http://www.newsgator.com)
     -- Photobucket (http://photobucket.com)
     -- RazorGator (http://www.razorgator.com)
     -- Simple Star (http://www.simplestar.com)
     -- Sling Media (http://www.slingmedia.com)
     -- TagWorld (http://www.tagworld.com)
     -- YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)
     -- Zappos.com (http://www.zappos.com)
 
     Devices & Components
     -- 3VR Security (http://www.3vr.com)
     -- Authentec (http://www.authentec.com)
     -- Barracuda Networks (http://www.barracudanetworks.com)
     -- BlueArc (http://www.bluearc.com/)
     -- Dust Networks (http://www.dustnetworks.com)
     -- EnterpriseDB (http://www.enterprisedb.com)
     -- Fortinet (http://www.fortinet.com)
     -- Impinj (http://www.impinj.com)
     -- IronPort Systems (http://www.ironport.com)
     -- Isilon Systems (http://www.isilon.com)
     -- Silver Peak Systems (http://www.silver-peak.com)
     -- Sourcefire (http://www.sourcefire.com)
     -- Teneros (http://www.teneros.com)
     -- UPEK (http://www.upek.com)
 
     Enterprise
     -- Application Security (http://www.appsecinc.com)
     -- Approva (http://www.approva.net)
     -- Axentis (http://www.axentis.com)
     -- Bharosa (http://www.bharosa.com)
     -- Comergent Technologies (http://www.comergent.com)
     -- DemandTec (http://www.demandtec.com)
     -- LogLogic (http://www.loglogic.com)
     -- Mimeo.com (http://www.mimeo.com)
     -- MySQL (http://www.mysql.com)
     -- Qualys (http://www.qualys.com)
     -- ShotSpotter (http://www.shotspotter.com)
     -- SOA Software (http://www.soa.com)
     -- SugarCRM (http://www.sugarcrm.com)
     -- TradeBeam (http://www.tradebeam.com)
     -- Unicru (http://www.unicru.com)
     -- Vontu (http://www.vontu.com)
     -- Zantaz (http://www.zantaz.com)
     -- ZettaCore (http://www.zettacore.com)
     -- Zimbra (http://www.zimbra.com)
 
     Mobile & Wireless
     -- Airgo Networks (http://www.airgonetworks.com)
     -- Amp'd Mobile (http://get.ampd.com)
     -- Aruba Networks (http://www.arubanetworks.com)
     -- Danger (http://www.danger.com)
     -- Digital Chocolate (http://www.digitalchocolate.com)
     -- First Hop (http://www.firsthop.com)
     -- Glu Mobile (http://www.glu.com)
     -- Hands On Mobile (http://www.mforma.com)
     -- Hellosoft (http://www.hellosoft.com)
     -- mBlox (http://www.mblox.com)
     -- mFormation Technologies (http://www.mformation.com)
     -- Mobile 365 (http://www.mobile365.com)
     -- Orb Networks (http://www.orb.com)
     -- OZ Communications (http://www.oz.com)
     -- Trapeze Networks (http://www.trapezenetworks.com)
     -- Visage Mobile (http://www.visagemobile.com)
     -- Visto (http://www.visto.com)
     -- Vocera Communications (http://www.vocera.com)
 
     Network & Infrastructure
     -- 2Wire (http://www.2wire.com)
     -- Azul Systems (http://www.azulsystems.com)
     -- Blue Lane Technologies (http://www.bluelane.com)
     -- DataSynapse (http://www.datasynapse.com)
     -- Egenera (http://www.egenera.com)
     -- Force10 Networks (http://www.force10networks.com)
     -- Infinera (http://www.infinera.com)
     -- Infoblox (http://www.infoblox.com)
     -- IP Unity (http://www.ipunity.com)
     -- Narus (http://www.narus.com)
     -- Netli (http://www.netli.com)
     -- Positive Networks (http://www.positivenetworks.com)
     -- Pronto Networks (http://www.prontonetworks.com)
     -- SOMA Networks (http://www.somanetworks.com)
     -- Veraz Networks (http://www.veraznetworks.com)
 
     Services & Enablers
     -- Adknowledge (http://www.adknowledge.com)
     -- Agitar Software (http://www.agitar.com)
     -- BitTorrent (http://www.bittorrent.com)
     -- Blue Lithium (http://www.bluelithium.com)
     -- Brandimensions (http://www.brandimensions.com)
     -- CipherTrust (http://www.ciphertrust.com)
     -- Claria (http://www.claria.com)
     -- CollabNet (http://www.collab.net)
     -- Coremetrics (http://www.coremetrics.com)
     -- Eloqua (http://www.eloqua.com)
     -- IGA Worldwide (http://igaworldwide.com)
     -- Lingtu Software (http://www.lingtu.com)
     -- Mental Images (http://www.mentalimages.com)
     -- Omniture (http://www.omniture.com)
     -- Pay By Touch (http://www.paybytouch.com)
     -- Technorati (http://www.technorati.com)
     -- Tellme Networks (http://www.tellme.com)
     -- Zanox (http://www.zanox.com)
 
     A full list can be found online at:
 http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/2071
     Sponsors of AO2006 include: Accenture, Ask.com, Audi, Bridge Bank,
 Citrix, HP, Jefferies Broadview, KPMG, LEWIS PR, Manatt, MIT/Stanford
 Venture Lab, Motorola, NetSuite, Nova Scotia, Novell and QUALCOMM.
     Tickets can be purchased online at
 https://www.alwayson-network.com/store/ao2006/?t_ref=AOHP1 or directly from
 Kathy Osweiler at Kathy@alwayson-network.com.
     About AlwaysOn
     AlwaysOn is transforming the communication business with its online
 blogging network; establishing it as a leader in the open media revolution.
 Borrowing on the underground blogging and social networking traditions,
 AlwaysOn (www.alwayson.goingon.com) was launched in 2003. Today, AlwaysOn's
 annual Stanford Summit and OnHollywood events, print "blogozine" and online
 services encourage direct collaboration between the global thought leaders
 and technology insiders whose ideas and innovations are shaping the
 always-on world.
     AlwaysOn, LLC, is a privately held and virtually headquartered company
 born out of the heart of Silicon Valley.
 
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