PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 10, 2012) - Milyoni, the leader in social entertainment, today announced that it has been chosen as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Milyoni's inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership among its peers and speaks to the company's use of technology to provide a new way for entertainment companies to take their Facebook presence to the next level. Milyoni was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
"At Milyoni our goal is to make entertainment more accessible and more social," said John Corpus, CEO of Milyoni. "We are thrilled to have our technology and achievements recognized by the experts at AlwaysOn and look forward to presenting our customers with new exciting innovations in the coming months."
Milyoni helps entertainment companies like Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount Studios and Austin City Limits Live bring their content to Facebook in a new way by providing a fun, unique level of engagement and a shared, social experience. Using Milyoni's Social Cinema and Social Live technologies, fans can easily view, like and comment throughout a movie, TV show, concert or sporting event and chat with friends while watching. Over the past year Milyoni has powered several social entertainment industry firsts, including the first PPV movie on Facebook, the first live PPV concert on Facebook, the first socially interactive movie on Facebook, the first day-and-date movie release on Facebook, and most recently the first 3D movie on Facebook.
Milyoni joins Twitter, Box, Pinterest and Foursquare on this year's AlwaysOn Global 250. All companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's 10th annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on July 23.
"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year's crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year's winners are unlimited," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley."
The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders after a rigorous three-month selection process.
A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Milyoni, Inc. is the leader in social entertainment. The company's technology provides entertainment companies with a way to connect and engage with Facebook fans, and turn them into customers. Whether it's watching a live concert, movie or sporting event or shopping your favorite brands, Milyoni enables companies to monetize fan pages through a unique level of engagement and a shared social experience. Milyoni's services reach over 150 million fans from industry leading customers, including Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Paramount Studios, Big Air Studios and Austin City Limits Live to bring a variety of digital content and physical goods to fans on Facebook. For more information, visit www.milyoni.com.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.
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