Today, we are proud and humbled to announce that Scribd has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a 2011 Technology Pioneer Award winner. The Technology Pioneer Award is one of the highest honors that any tech company can receive, with recipients chosen based on their “potential for long-term impact on business and society, visionary leadership, long-standing market lead, and proven purpose.”
Scribd was honored for breaking down barriers to information with our HTML5 reading technology which makes important books, documents, and materials accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Scribd is home to many of the world’s leading businesses, think tanks, governments, media, and non-profit organizations.
Past Technology Pioneer Award winners include Google, Mozilla Corp., Twitter, AdMob, and PayPal. Profiles of this year’s Pioneer Award class are included in the official award brochure found on the World Economic Forum’s official Scribd profile. (Scribd is profiled on pg. 23.)
Scribd: Where the World Comes to Read
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Scribd founders Trip Adler, CEO, and Jared Friedman, CTO, will be honored at the Annual Meeting of New Champions in Tianjin, China in September and at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January, 2011. Trip and Jared talk about technology innovation and the Technology Pioneer award in our new video.