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Wajam Selected as Winner for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award
May 24, 2012 (04:05 PM EDT)
MONTREAL, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wajam (www.wajam.com), a leader in social search technology announced today it has been selected as one of the winners of the Red Herring's Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award. Red Herring announced its Top 100 Americas Award at an event in Santa Monica yesterday in recognition of the leading private companies across North America, and celebrated these startups' innovation and technologies across their respective industries.
Red Herring's Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
"Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Wajam embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Wajam should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong."
"We are honored to be recognized as an innovative business and selected a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award Winner," said Wajam founder Martin-Luc Archambault. "What a rewarding opportunity to present among an amazing group of innovators and network with some of the finest global business leaders. Our focus is to continue to provide the easiest and most compelling social search experience that allows users to sprinkle in results from friends on demand while searching on any site."
Wajam is an entrepreneurial start-up that offers two ways to search for social results – through its Social Search Everywhere Plugin as well as a search engine option at www.wajam.com. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin follows you everywhere you search, making search more personal by adding social network results to all web search queries – without having to change user search behavior. Wajam.com gives you a depository of everything your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ friends and followers are posting and the easy ability to search through this comprehensive mashup.
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