Portland, OR, January 14, 2010 – JanRain, Inc, (www.janrain.com) the leader in identity management solutions, today announced that it has been chosen as one of the OnMedia Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnMedia 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. JanRain was specifically selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
JanRain and the OnMedia Top 100 Companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnMedia NYC event on February 1st, 2010, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. The OnMedia 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2009 list.
“Our view is that we are still moving up a very steep Internet innovation curve, which means the media world will continue to be radicalized.” said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. “We congratulate the OnMedia 100 winners for their success in introducing the tools, services, and platforms that continue to disrupt the old ways of Madison Avenue for the benefit of marketers and content consumers alike.”
JanRain provides RPX, a software as a service solution to help organizations engage more effectively with users online. Media and entertainment companies such as Universal Music Group, KoldCast TV, Real Girls Media, and Fox News use JanRain’s RPX to accept third party identification on their website. Users are able to log-in using an existing identity from a social media platform such as Facebook, Twitter, Google or MySpace. Additional functionality enables a user to publish their activity on a website back to multiple social networks.
A full list of all the OnMedia Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/34216
“We are quite pleased to be selected for the OnMedia Top 100 list,” said Brian Kissel, JanRain’s CEO. “We have seen a tremendous response to our RPX platform from customers across markets, and particularly in media and entertainment. Inclusion in this list is further validation that we have created an innovative solution to a real problem. As social media networks become more ubiquitous, it will be in a company’s best interest to give users a choice in how they log-in and share their activities online.”
The Janrain Customer Identity and Access Management platform helps brands build a unified view of their customers across all devices by collecting accurate customer profile data to power personalized marketing. The proprietary platform encompasses social login, registration, customer profile data storage, customer segments, customer insights, single sign-on, and engagement. Janrain powers customer identity management for brands like Pfizer, Samsung, Whole Foods, Fox News, Philips, Marvel, and Dr Pepper. Founded in 2002, Janrain is based in Portland, Oregon, with offices in London, Paris, and the Silicon Valley in California. For more information, please visit www.janrain.com and follow @janrain.
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 Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, OnDC, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen, GoingGreen East, and GoingGreen Europe. The AlwaysOn network and live event series empower readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers to spearhead the global innovation economy.