Press Release: (San Francisco, CA – June 5, 2012) – WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq:  WEBM) and SemanticWeb.com today announced that 3 Round Stones has been named the “Top Semantic Technology Start-Up,” following a competition in which 12 companies vied for the prize.  The competition was held this afternoon at the Semantic Tech & Business Conference(#SemTechBiz), which runs through Thursday at the Hilton San Francisco, Union Square.

To qualify for the title, a prospective company had to have a demonstrable product (at least in the “beta” stage) in the SemTech or SemWeb space, and has received no more than a Series A round of funding.

 

During today’s “pitch session,” judges reviewed live presentations from the sector’s most innovative start-ups including DSAPPS Inc., Pure Discovery Corporation, DishTip, KimmiC, INFORBIX, SindiceTech, seevl, Vital Al, Capsenta, and Saplo.   David Wood, CTO of 3 Round Stones, made the winning presentation for their Callimachus Enterprise product.

“As this group of companies represents the leading-edge of development in Semantic Technology, our group of judges had a rather difficult task at hand in selecting just one for the top prize,” said moderator Eric Franzon, VP of Community, SemanticWeb.com.  “We congratulate 3 Round Stones on this achievement, along with all the other companies for making such compelling presentations.”

In addition to Mr. Franzon, the panel of expert judges included:

  • Phil Aucutt – CEO, TeamPatent
  • Mike Dunn – CTO, Hearst Interactive
  • James Hendler – Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Mark Johnson – CEO, Zite
  • Chris Shipley – CEO, Guidewire Group

As the recipient of this award, 3 Round Stones will give a half-hour presentation during the official Semantic Technology and Business conference program tomorrow, June 6th, at noon, and will receive an award on stage during the event’s final keynote presentation.  Additionally, they will be featured in an article at SemanticWeb.com, which will include interviews with key officers.

For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visithttp://semtechbizsf2012.semanticweb.com .  For inquiries on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Frank Fazio ateventsales@mediabistro.com .

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) (http://www.webmediabrands.com), headquartered in New York, NY, is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company’s online business includes: (i) mediabistro.com, a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry’s leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii) InsideNetwork.com, a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii) SemanticWeb.com, a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data and Big Data. The Company’s online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos (stocklogos.com) and premium membership services. The Company’s trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company’s online business.

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