GLASTONBURY, Conn., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TopCoder®, Inc., the world's largest Open Innovation competitive Community of digital creators, today announced that a leading global Internet company DeNA Co., Ltd. has become a sponsor of the 2012 TopCoder Open (TCO), the world's foremost competitive computer programming and creative design tournament. The 2012 TopCoder Open is a worldwide programming and designing tournament covering six competition tracks: Algorithm, Design, Development, Marathon, Mod Dash, and Studio Design with $150,000 in cash prizes. DeNA joins current sponsors Google and Facebook in support for the 2012 TCO which will take place September 30 - October 4 at the Caribe Royal in Orlando, Florida. For details on the 2012 TopCoder Open, visit http://community.topcoder.com/tco11/ .
"We are pleased and excited to have DeNA join our prestigious family of TCO sponsors," said Rob Hughes, president and COO of TopCoder, Inc. "We share a common dedication to supporting and recognizing the independent engineering and creative talent that can make new ideas and ventures come to life."
TopCoder offers a comprehensive array of outcome-based software competitions 24 x 7 in which real world innovations and business solutions are built on time and on budget through an 'extreme outcomes'-based model. For creative work, TopCoder Studio provides a competitive arena for creative skills such as graphic arts and digital design.
DeNA Co., Ltd. is a global Internet company focused on social games, e-commerce and other Web services for mobile devices and PCs. DeNA's current flagship business is its mobile social games platform Mobage, which offers first-, second- and third-party games on four localized user networks across Japan, China, South Korea and the West. The original Mobage network in Japan currently serves over 40 million registered users with more than 1,800 titles. Founded in 1999 as a small startup in Tokyo, DeNA currently has over 1,600 employees worldwide working at offices and development studios in 15 cities across 11 countries and regions. The company generated annual sales of more than 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year ended March 2012. DeNA is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange (2432). For more information, visit www.dena.jp/intl.
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