Rakuten Loyalty Wins 2012 Best in Biz Award for Innovation Rakuten Loyalty takes home silver award for most innovative company with less than 100 employees.

BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Rewards technology leader Rakuten Loyalty was named a Best in Biz Awards 2012 Winner, earning the Silver Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year in the Small Company Category (1-100 employees). The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

"I am thrilled for our employees that Rakuten Loyalty was named one of the Best in Biz Awards 2012 Winners," said Michael Jaconi, CEO of Rakuten Loyalty. "Our success and this notable achievement are a reflection of the talented people we have assembled at Rakuten Loyalty. Our team earned this award through their hard work and innovative spirit, and I think this illustrates that the caliber of people we're bringing into our company represent the best of the best."

Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2012 were determined by an independent panel of 32 judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, such as ABC, Businessweek, Computerworld, ECT News Network, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Examiner, Financial Times, Forbes, FOX News, Hartford Business Journal, IDG Ventures, IEEE Institute, Inc., Insight Media, King Features Syndicate, Lab Reviews, Network World, The News and Observer, PC Magazine, ReadWriteWeb, South Florida Business Journal, Tech-Gaming, Techtalk, Upstart Business Journal, USA Today and ZDNet.

For a full list of gold, silver and bronze winners in Best in Biz Awards 2012, visit:http://www.bestinbizawards.com/2012-winners.

About Rakuten Loyalty
Rakuten Loyalty, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston, specializes in building cloud-based technology that enables major loyalty programs worldwide to monetize and reward their members for their everyday online activity. The Rakuten Loyalty team develops award-winning, revolutionary rewards technology that accelerates the rate at which members earn and gives our clients scientifically proven mechanics that foster greater loyalty from their members. Rakuten Loyalty is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten (JASDAQ: 4755).

About Rakuten
Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ:4755), is one of the world's leading Internet service companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card, e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Selected by Forbes as 7th among the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2012, Rakuten is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo, with over 10,000 staff worldwide. For more information, visit http://global.rakuten.com/corp/.

SOURCE Rakuten Loyalty




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