LOS ANGELES and LONDON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading social games company, King.com, today announced that the company made AlwaysOn's OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies, Business Insider's Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Startups and will be leading a panel at the internationally acclaimed SXSW Interactive Festival. The company's success stems from the team's hard work in building extensive partnerships with the world's largest portals and media properties, and their dedicated, thriving global community of gamers and developers.
"OnHollywood 100 highlights domestic and international private companies pioneering change in digital entertainment," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "King.com is among these startups that are writing the rules and creating the tools for the digital entertainment age."
Other notable companies listed alongside King.com in the AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies include Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, Eventbrite, Pandora, Roku, Boxee, The Huffington Post and others. More insight on the listing can be found at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/AOStory/Announcing-2010-OnHollywood-100
King.com also listed at number 42 in Business Insider's Digital100: The World's Most Valuable Startups. Sharing in the list are the likes of Facebook, Zynga, Yelp, Wikipedia, Craigslist, Twitter, LinkedIn, Betfair, Groupon, Foursquare, Firefox, Hulu, Pandora and others. More information can be found at: http://www.businessinsider.com/digital-100/42-kingcom-42
The company's North America Managing Director, Owais Farooqui, was chosen to lead a panel discussion at the 2011 SXSW Interactive Festival. One of only 200 selected panels from the 2,400+ submitted, the panel, titled "TV Networks Extending Interactivity for Fans," will explore how games are playing a critical role in the way TV networks engage and further interact with their show's fans beyond the TV screen. The panel's full description can be seen at: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/view/5731.
"King.com's continued growth and success illustrate our drive to redefine the industry as we deliver the best online games to our users," said Riccardo Zacconi, CEO, King.com. "We are honored by this recognition and look forward to taking it one step further by expanding our roster of social games to attract even more players and partners from around the world."
With over 25 million unique users and more than 400 million games played per month globally, King.com is a leading provider of online social games. King.com offers more than 200 exclusive games in 10 languages within 14 countries through its premier destination, King.com (www.king.com).
King.com is the exclusive provider of online games for leading portals and websites such as Yahoo!, MSN, NBC, CBS, Real Networks, Orange, freenet.de, RTL, Sat 1, Endemol, MTV3 and other leading media companies.
The company is known for extending the brand of popular TV properties such as "Survivor," "The Office" and "The Biggest Loser" into unique online social games.
King.com has offices in London, Hamburg, Stockholm, Rome and Los Angeles.
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