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Austin, TX [July 9, 2013] – Phunware, the pioneer of Mobile as a Service (MaaS) and a global leader of the mobile cloud, recently announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. Phunware was specially 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. Phunware and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s 11th annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum in the Bay Area on July 23, 2013. This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 is seeing an unprecedented shift from desktop to mobile. Concurrently, innovators in the cloud are making it possible for an entirely new generation of application and software solutions to enter the technology marketplace. The enterprise world has endured a long ramp-up to the cloud, as well as finally accepting that mobile is here to stay. Now, businesses are demanding even more robust, secure applications with which to run their operations — anytime, anywhere,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The Global Silicon Valley is rising to this challenge with unfettered enthusiasm, providing business management solutions, IT infrastructure and elegant, stable applications. Coupled with bleeding-edge consumer adoption of the latest and most powerful media applications, the companies on this year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 represent the highest-growth opportunities in today’s private company marketplace.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2013 list.

“Today’s leading corporations and institutions want to extend their reach to mobile in a meaningful and profitable way. Phunware’s comprehensive mobile services platform – the only fully integrated, non-point solution of its type – addresses all of the core operational and monetization headaches critical to anytime, anywhere success with large audiences and communities at transactional scale worldwide,” commented Chairman and CEO, Alan S. Knitowski. “Our MaaS offering uniquely enables brands to achieve revenue generation, audience engagement and centralized management of multi-platform application portfolios with both high value consumer utility and robust brand extension alike. The AlwaysOn Global 250 recognition highlights Phunware’s current position at the center of the mobile revolution underway globally and we are very humbled to have been included in such a prestigious group of technology pioneers.”

About Phunware

Phunware is the pioneer of Mobile as a Service (MaaS) – the only fully integrated services platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize users on mobile. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Phunware has introduced category-defining experiences that challenge the outer limits of the most advanced mobile devices for the world’s most respected brands.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand connecting and informing the entrepreneurial community in the Global Silicon Valley. Founded by Red Herring founding editor, Tony Perkins in 2003, AlwaysOn’s mission is to continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, bloggers, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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