Portland startups gain international acclaim: Urban Airship wins big at CTIA

When it comes to the wireless industry, CTIA is one of the biggest shows. And a local Portland company was just recognized as one of the most promising new technologies.

Urban Airship has been named the “Best Emerging Mobile Marketing & Advertising Solution” at CTIA.

Online judging for the 15 awards categories was conducted by a panel of media and industry analysts. Nearly 250 entries were judged based on innovation, functionality, technological importance, implementation and overall “wow” factor.

“We’re extremely pleased to take the top spot in a burgeoning and highly competitive category at one of the wireless industry’s biggest shows,” said Scott Kveton, CEO and co-founder, Urban Airship in a press release. “Push notifications extend the functionality of apps to the home screen of smartphones and it’s clear the market is charged about the potential of good push to drive greater engagement.”

As the most globally deployed service for push notifications and messaging, Urban Airship enables mobile apps to deliver exceptional customer service experiences to better engage and monetize mobile audiences. With more than 65,000 apps on the service, the company has seen its volume of push notifications delivered double in the past four months surpassing more than 20B push messages delivered since the company started in 2009.

For more information, see the CTIA announcement or read the Urban Airship press release.

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  2. @Robin, “their days of being a PDX company are starting to cease”? Clearly you haven’t been in their Portland office lately. They’ve taken over the entire building, and house over 60+ people there. It’s bristling with energy and the vast majority of their executive team works from there.

    Sure, they have an office in SF, and of course they hire in SF, but having two offices does not end your relationship or roots in Portland. If you want to talk shit about Portland companies, you should look elsewhere, or keep your mouth shut, because I know of few other companies doing more for Portland than they are.

  3. Robin Roberts May 12, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Well, they now have a SF office where their CRO is based and are doing most of their hiring out of that office. I would say their days of being a Portland company are starting to cease.

  4. Great news and well deserved!

  5. Marshall King May 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats to UA! …..and that press release sounds just like Scott. I’m pretty sure that Scott says burgeoning all the time.

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