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Tokyo, Japan, 2009/04/13 - Genkii.com, creators of the first iPhone virtual world, today announced that it has been selected for the 2009 OnHollywood 100 Award. The OnHollywood 100 Award is given to technology companies in the media and entertainment industries.
Genkii was selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team based on demonstration of growth, market opportunity, quality of innovation and customer traction.
"We're thrilled to be recognized by AlwaysOn alongside some of the most exciting companies in technology and entertainment," said Ken Brady, Co-Founder and CEO of Genkii. "This honor reinforces our position as innovators in the field of delivering interactive, immersive experiences through a variety of mediums.”
Genkii and the other OnHollywood 100 winners will be recognized at OnHollywood, April 27th-29th at The Sofitel Hotel in West Hollywood. OnHollywood is where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. This two 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, and mobile industries.
“This year’s OnHollywood 100 companies represent the future of entertainment and spotlight how technology and digital media have and will continue to deeply impact the entertainment industry as we know it,” said Tony Perkins, founder and CEO of AlwaysOn. “Despite the economic downturn, the pace of innovation continues to progress, making this year’s selection even more difficult. We are pleased to see what 2009 has in store for the entertainment industry and we are happy to reveal the 2009 OnHollywood 100.”
The OnHollywood 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.
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Founded in Tokyo in 2008, Genkii (genkii.com) is a cutting-edge group of geeks working on a wide variety of mobile, virtual world, and social media applications. Genkii has released innovative iPhone apps for communication and entertainment and will soon launch a fully-featured 3D environment that takes full advantage of the reach and features of the iPhone and iPod touch.