Pixsy Corporation, an award-winning media search platform that powers private label image and video search engines, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn Media as one of the Top 100 Private Company award winners. The AO Media 100 is a power list of the top private digital media companies. Pixsy was handpicked by the AO Media editorial team based on a set of five criteria – innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation.
Pixsy Corporation and the AO Media 100 will be honored at the AO Media executive summit January 29-31 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The summit will focus on the forces that are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the digital era, showcasing top innovative private companies that are revolutionizing the way media is created, distributed and consumed.
The AO Media 100 was selected from over a 1,000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts. The AO Media 100 consists of private companies at all stages of development.
Pixsy is a media search distribution platform that lets websites or applications run their own branded image and video search engine. It aggregates photo and video content from across the web in the form of thumbnail images, which are then indexed so users can search and browse them. The company brings a new suite of tools to the multimedia search sector, and is creating new search-based ad opportunities in the process. Pixsy’s multimedia spiders and index also let it create compelling vertical search applications that can serve as multimedia launching points for vertical portals—potentially enabling a whole raft of future vertical-market “YouTubes”.
“We scoured hundreds of applications we received to vote on the top emerging private technology companies,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “Selected are the companies we think are demonstrating significant market traction or pursuing game-changing technology. We expect these organizations to have a big impact for both New York and Silicon Valley.”
“It’s an honor to be recognized by AlwaysOn as the company that is democratizing media search, “said Chase Norlin, Pixsy CEO. “This award validates Pixsy’s business model of powering photo and video search for the masses.”
A full list of all the AO Media 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn website.
Pixsy Corporation is an award-winning media search platform that powers private label image and video search engines for online publishers. Pixsy has offices in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA and was founded by a team of engineers and business leaders hailing from Microsoft and ValueClick.
About OnHollywood 2006
May 2-4 @ The Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood - AlwaysOn Hollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two-and-a-half-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries.
At AlwaysOn Hollywood, our editors will also honor the AO Hollywood 100 Top Private Companies. Fifty of the top CEOs from the AO Hollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our “CEO Showcase.”
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