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Aquto Selected by AlwaysOn as One of the 2014 OnMobile Companies to Watch

Sponsored Data Pioneer Recognized for Innovative Approach to Mobile Monetization

BOSTON, MA, Nov 13, 2014 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Aquto, the leading provider of sponsored data monetization services for wireless carriers, today announced that it has been recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 2014 OnMobile Companies to Watch. This selection is recognition of Aquto's leadership and innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile market.

Inclusion in the OnMobile Companies to Watch is reserved for industry leaders that are disrupting the mobile market with game-changing approaches and technologies. Aquto was selected by the AlwaysOn editors and a team of global industry experts based on five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Aquto has been recognized for the work it is doing with carriers around the world -- including AT&T, Verizon and Vodafone -- to provide consumers with mobile data through third-party sponsorships. Brands such as Hershey's, Hotels.com, Unilever, as well as major app publishers including Zeptolabs, maker of the popular game 'Cut the Rope,' work with Aquto to give users access to more mobile data. Over 90M subscribers are currently eligible for Aquto's service and the company's footprint continues to grow as more carriers come on board.

Aquto and the other OnMobile Top companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's 4th annual OnMobile event on November 14th, 2014, at AlwaysOn's new headquarters, 68 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA. This exclusive event gathers the Global Silicon Valley's brightest minds in Menlo Park, at the heart of Silicon Valley for a lively exchange on the top trends and most lucrative entrepreneurial opportunities in mobile.

"The industry is recognizing the value we're bringing to consumers, digital marketers and carriers," said Susie Kim Riley, founder and CEO of Aquto. "Our value-exchange platform is a first-of-its kind solution that benefits all in the ecosystem. Brands, app publishers and digital marketers benefit from increased mobile engagement, consumers from more mobile access and carriers from increased data revenue. It's a win for everyone."

"The new digital age is being developed and deployed in a mobile, connected world. Carriers, consumers, marketers and brands are rushing to embrace the freedom of mobile technology," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's OnMobile Companies to Watch are continuing to disrupt the established technology norms, creating an exciting new market for applications and infrastructure solutions. We congratulate the 2014 OnMobile Companies to Watch -- companies that our editors believe represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in today's private company marketplace."

The OnMobile Companies to Watch 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 2014 list.

For more information about the "Companies to Watch" announcement, please visit: http://www.aonetwork.com/blogs/The-2014-OnMobile-50-Companies-Watch.

About Aquto
Aquto is the first solution that gives consumers more mobile Internet in exchange for engaging with mobile content. Aquto's operator partnerships include Verizon, AT&T and Vodafone. Founded in 2012 with headquarters in Boston, the company provides businesses a frictionless way to improve the effectiveness of mobile campaigns -- from advertisements to m-commerce and app engagement -- while providing a valuable new service to mobile subscribers. For more information, visit www.aquto.com or follow @aquto on Twitter.

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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