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Business Insider and NYSE Euronext Celebrate New York City’s Digital Community and “2012 Silicon Alley 100”
Business Insider Releases “Silicon Alley 100” List Recognizing Innovators in the NYC Tech Community

NYC Digital Personalities Connect on the Floor of the New York Stock Exchange

New York, NY -- October 26, 2012 – Yesterday evening, Business Insider and NYSE Euronext (NYX) applauded innovators in the New York City tech sector, the “Silicon Alley 100” (SA 100), at a reception on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  The SA 100 list, released yesterday by Business Insider, highlights individuals in the New York City digital community for their positive impact in the sector, such as launching a startup, creating a product, funding a company or donating money or time to a worthy cause related to the tech industry.

Guests used Twitter hashtag #SA100 to engage in conversation, tagged their photos with the Instagram app to print out pictures in real-time, posed for photos at CNBC’s Post 9 studio on the trading floor, and checked into NYSE on Foursquare.

NYSE Euronext, a sponsor of the event, is proud to partner with Business Insider to recognize individuals who are innovators in the technology space.  The 2012 Silicon Alley 100 winners include notables such as:  Mike and Kass Lazerow and Jeff Ragovin, Co-Founders, CEO, COO and CSO of Buddy Media; Rony Kahan and Paul Forster, Co-Founders of Indeed; Steve Hafner and Paul English, Co-Founders of Kayak; Jon Oringer, CEO of Shutterstock (NYSE: SSTK); Artie Minson and Tim Armstrong, COO and CEO/Chairman of AOL (NYSE: AOL); Jon Steinberg and Jonah Peretti, President, CEO and Founder of BuzzFeed; Daniel Roth, Executive Editor of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD); and many more.

Click herefor a full list of this year’s SA 100 winners.

View the photo gallery from last night’s event on NYSE Euronext’s Facebook page.  

NYSE has made great strides in the technology sector, continuing to position itself as the exchange of choice for leading technology companies. Some 470 tech companies with a combined market capitalization of $4.4 trillion are listed on NYSE Euronext markets.  These companies encompass the broadcasting and entertainment, media agency, telecommunications and technology sectors.  As of October 12, 2012 – NYSE Euronext led the U.S. market both in capital raised as well as number of transactions for 2012, with $26.7 billion in IPO proceeds raised on the New York Stock Exchange through a total of 81 IPOS (including funds). Notable TMT listings include Workday (WDAY), Shutterstock (SSTK), Trulia (TRLA), Palo Alto Networks (PANW), ServiceNow (NOW), Fleetmatics Group (FLTX), Infoblox (BLOX), Millennial Media (MM), ExactTarget (ET), and Yelp (YELP), with more soon to list including Intelsat, Gigamon, and Avaya Holdings Corp.

NYSE Euronext advances innovation and community creation through the operation of its global financial markets and its commercial technology unit, NYSE Technologies, which was named 2011’s “Best Data Provider” among global securities exchanges by Inside Market Data.  NYSE Technologies offers a broad array of financial products and services that increase efficiency, enhance connectivity and facilitate greater access to liquidity anywhere in the world.  With ground-breaking projects such as the launch of industry-leading data centers in key global markets, the financial industry’s first cloud –The Capital Markets Community Platform, and the successful transformation of the NYSE trading floor, NYSE Euronext is committed to leadership and customer value in financial technology solutions. 

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit:

About Business Insider:
Business Insider is the fastest-growing business news site on the web. Built for the digital age, it offers real-time news, analysis, and commentary in a fast-paced presentation. The site was founded by former Doubleclick CEO and CTO Kevin Ryan and Dwight Merriman, respectively, and former #1-ranked Wall Street analyst, Henry Blodget. It covers Wall Street, technology, media, sports, markets and other business sectors in-depth, creating large communities of engaged, active visitors. Business Insider is available as an app on iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry. It also has a growing events and email business. (Source: Business Insider)


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