Recognized for leadership in emerging technology for digital entertainment and media
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WESTWOOD, MA– June 10, 2008– Turbine, Inc., a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies. The OnHollywood 100 is a power list of the top private emerging technology companies in digital entertainment and media. Turbine was handpicked by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on a set of five criteria--innovation, market potential, customer adoption, media buzz and investor value creation. The OnHollywood 100 was selected from more than 1000 companies, peer-nominated by leading venture capitalists, investment bankers and industry analysts.
Turbine, along with the rest of the OnHollywood 100, will be honored at the OnHollywood&Broadband Rights Marketplace (BRiM) event on June 10-11, 2008 at the Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood, California. OnHollywood gathers executives from both the entertainment and the technology industries to identify and debate emerging trends in addition to building relationships and taking advantage of potential new business partnerships. The first annual BRiM will launch an online network that supports new creative projects and offers a digital-rights exchange and auction.
“This year’s OnHollywood 100 represents the brightest of the innovators in the new media space. We are enthusiastic about gathering the leaders in a collaborative environment that fuses these two industries together, culminating in the richest, most progressive conversations on Hollywood’s digital movement,” said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn.
An online entertainment veteran, Turbine is recognized globally for its industry-leading technology platform, groundbreaking game graphics and its ability to create and operate massive and persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine has created some of the most popular and exciting game worlds on the Internet, like the award-winning Asheron's Call?, Dungeons&Dragons Online™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.
“We are honored to be selected as one of the top 100 private emerging companies as it is a welcome validation to our goal of being at the forefront of online entertainment,” said Jim Crowley, president and CEO of Turbine, Inc.“The driving force behind our growth as one of the largest privately held online gaming studio in North America has been our extraordinary team that continuously strives to create the best social experiences on the Internet.”
A full list of all the OnHollywood 100 companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://onhollywood.goingon.com
About OnHollywood 2008
June 10-12 @ The Sofitel Hotel, West Hollywood, California
OnHollywood 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 high-level debates on which forces are disrupting user behavior and creating new opportunities, content strategies and monetization schemes in the video, music, gaming, search, and mobile industries. Our editors will also honor the OnHollywood 100 Top Private Companies and feature the Best of Broadband "BOB" Awards. Fifty of the top CEOs from the OnHollywood 100 will pitch their market strategies to a panel of industry experts in our "CEO Showcase."
Turbine, Inc. is the premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is one of the largest privately-held online gaming studios in North America. Turbine has created some of the world’s most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™, Dungeons&Dragons Online™: Stormreach™ and Asheron's Call?. For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.
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