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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.

About Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup Award
Red Herring's editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the "buzz" and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Americas.

About Wajam
Wajam (www.wajam.com) is a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends when you need it. The Wajam Social Search Everywhere Plugin makes searching the web more personal by adding results from friends to standard searches on Google, Bing or Yahoo! It elevates search relevance by featuring your friends' likes and reviews for products, places, links, photos and videos within your regular search habits, even in places like Amazon, Yelp, Trip Advisor, YouTube and Ebay. The Wajam Search site gives users the ability to search their network of trusted friends and followers across multiple social networks all in one place. Wajam is a Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner and recipient of the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award. As a TRUSTe Certified company, Wajam is included on the TRUSTe "whitelist" of certified applications that act as responsible software and keep personal identification private. Wajam launched in private beta in January 2011 and was founded by Martin‐Luc Archambault, who was previously CEO of Zango Canada. Wajam is privately held and funded by Bolidea. Visit us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wajam or Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/wajam .

CONTACT: Cathy Sperrazzo, Eye-To-Eye Communications, Inc. 858-337-7746, cathy@eyetoeyepr.com

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