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[November 13, 2012]

Wajam Selected as Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring 100 Global

MONTREAL, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Wajam (www.wajam.com), a leader in social search technology announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Global award, a prestigious list honoring the year's most promising and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of over 1,000 companies from more than 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management's execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy and market share improvement.

"Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments," stated Alex Vieux, Chairman of Red Herring. "2012 has confirmed the sector's vibrant activity and its resilience to widespread economic problems. An unprecedented number of entrepreneurs are attempting to jump ahead of the competition and aspire to make a difference. Breakthroughs obsolete each other faster than ever before. Wajam has performed exceptionally in its field and strongly deserves to be singled out as one of the Red Herring Global Finalists. At this stage, we are left with the daunting task to select the best qualified companies for the 2012 Top 100 Global Award." "We are honored to be recognized for our innovative business model and selected a Red Herring Top 100 Global Finalist," said Wajam founder Martin-Luc Archambault. "This recognition comes at the heels of several other industry awards received in Canada from Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year and the CIX Top 20. We are especially eager to present our company's social search technology in a couple weeks at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, where we plan to network with other entrepreneurs and influential business leaders." The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Global forum in Los Angeles, November 27-29 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on November 29 at the event.

About Wajam - Great Minds Search Alike - www.wajam.com Wajam (www.wajam.com) is a social search engine that gives you access to the knowledge of your friends when you need it. 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 an International Stevies Award Silver Winner for Most Innovative Company in the U.S. and Canada as well as Best Social App; a Red Herring Americas Top 100 Winner and recipient of the C2MTL Emerging Entrepreneurs Award. Wajam received the highest security certifications from TRUSTe, McAfee and Norton, and is committed to protecting privacy and keeping user info safe. Wajam launched in private beta in January 2011 and was founded by Martin-Luc Archambault, who was previously CEO of Zango Canada and named Finalist in Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 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. Please refer also to our award-winning Press Page or visit our Blog.

Contact: John Sperrazzo, Eye-To-Eye Communications, Inc. 858.361.4495, john@eyetoeyepr.com SOURCE Wajam

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