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Wajam Wins Three Stevie® Awards in 2012 International Business Awards(SM) Contest

August 21, 2012

MONTREAL, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Wajam (www.wajam.com), a leader in social search technology, announced today its recognition from the 2012 International Business Awards as a winner of three Stevie Awards. In addition to being named a Silver Winner for the Most Innovative Company of the Year (in Canada and the U.S.A.), and the Best Social App, Wajam also was named the Gold Winner for Best Online Press Room. The awards are part of The 9th Annual International Business Awards held this year, which will be celebrated at a Gala Banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul, South Korea on October 15, 2012.

In the Most Innovative Company of the Year Award (Canada and the U.S.A.), Wajam received the highest score of all Canadian companies, winning a Silver Award and naming it the most innovative company in Canada. It was also the only Canadian company to place in the Social App Category.

“Entries to the IBAs grew substantially this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Despite slow economic conditions in much of the world, the quality of nominations was outstanding, demonstrating that there are many companies that are innovating and growing regardless. We’re looking forward to celebrating this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie winners at our gala event in Seoul.”

“What an honor to be recognized with such reputable and innovative global leaders,” said Wajam Founder and CEO Martin-Luc Archambault. “It has been an amazing year of growth for Wajam as we continued to expand our team of engineers and developers to help us launch new ways to capture friends’ recommendations during everyday searches for products, places, photos, videos and links. As the social networking world continues to grow exponentially, we have been able to help people easily search through friends’ posts for the content that most matters to them.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2012 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 300 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process this year.

The awards come shortly after Archambault was selected by Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards as one of the top game-changing entrepreneurs who continue to drive sustainable growth and job creation across Canada.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

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. Get recommendations from friends you trust on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. 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


Source: PR Newswire