MARLBOROUGH, Massachusetts – MobilityWire® – November 18, 2009
Anna Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) was named Best Executive in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The awards were presented at a dinner ceremony November 13 in New York. Bitstream itself was named a finalist in the Most Innovative Company category.
The 2009 Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding women executives, business owners, and the organizations they run. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards℠.
Stevie Awards were handed out in categories including Best Entrepreneur, Best Executive, Lifetime Achievement, and Women Helping Women at the gala event at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel on November 13. More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration.
Chagnon was recognized with the Best Executive Stevie Award for successfully positioning Bitstream as a leading company in the mobile and wireless space. Credited with advancing Bitstream’s existing technologies and developing new innovative technologies, Chagnon has led Bitstream’s charge to truly change the face of the mobile market with its BOLT™ mobile browser.
With the introduction of BOLT, Bitstream has proved to be front and center in innovation and has driven the adoption of the mobile Internet. Since its introduction, over 2.6 million BOLT accounts have been created, with as many as 2.5 million pages being served up each day.
The BOLT mobile browser, built to be used on a wide range of mobile phones from simple “feature” phones to more advanced devices such as BlackBerry smartphones, has averaged greater than 50 percent growth in usage each month since the application made its public debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this past February.
“Winning this award is testimony to the hard work and dedication of the team making Bitstream a leader in developing technologies which have enhanced the lives of our users,” said Anna Chagnon, CEO of Bitstream. “I thank my colleagues and family for their support and look forward to another year of positive milestones in advancing the mobile market.”
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are governed by a Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors that features many leading women entrepreneurs and luminaries in business. Members of the Awards’ Board selected Stevie winners from among the finalists. Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during the preliminary judging period.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of honorees are available at www.stevieawards.com/women.
BOLT offers best-of-breed page load speeds, and is the only J2ME browser that supports streaming video from popular media sharing sites like YouTube and MySpace. BOLT is WebKit based, runs well on nearly any J2ME phone and is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones. BOLT’s superior desktop-style page rendering, patented split-screen viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality offer a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience on even entry-level mobile phones. Download BOLT for free at http://boltbrowser.com – the mobile Internet has never looked this good on your phone.
Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS) is a software development company focused on bringing unique software products to a wide variety of markets. The company’s core software products include award-winning fonts and font rendering software, mobile browsing and variable data publishing and web-to-print software for personalized marketing. For more information about Bitstream please visit www.bitstream.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
Sponsors of the 6th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business include the Business TalkRadio Network, Covario, Inc., and KeyBank. Localization partner of the 2009 Stevie Awards is Lionbridge.
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