Brainshark’s SlideShark App Honored as Gold Winner in 2013 ‘Hot Companies and Best Products Awards’

"Annual Award Program from Network Products Guide Recognizes SlideShark on the iPhone for Helping Mobile Professionals Properly and Reliably Show PowerPoint Presentations"

WALTHAM, Mass. — May 16, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced that its SlideShark app is a Gold winner in the eighth annual Hot Companies and Best Products Awards. SlideShark, the industry standard for showing PowerPoint presentations properly on the iPad and iPhone, won the “Best App” category for the second consecutive year. The awards program is hosted by Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide.

The Hot Companies and Best Products Awards recognize the world’s best in products and services, apps, hot technologies, successful deployments, executives and management teams, organizational performance, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction and public relations. The Network Products Guide awards span all aspects of information technology.

This year, the awards program honored SlideShark on the iPhone as a breakthrough innovation. Previously an iPad-only app from Brainshark, SlideShark on the iPhone launched last September to great acclaim. SlideShark lets iPad and iPhone users view and show PowerPoints with fonts, animations, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact – and also broadcast their presentations live over the Web. With the iPhone version of the app, mobile professionals can also use the iPhone as a remote control when delivering presentations projected from an iPad. With corporate and individual users in more than 140 countries, SlideShark has won more than 20 industry awards and has more than 1.5 million downloads – with two downloads per minute, 24x7.

“We’re honored to be recognized in Network Products Guide’s prestigious, worldwide program for the development and success of SlideShark,” said Andy Zimmerman, Brainshark’s chief marketing officer. “With the iPad and iPhone widely deployed across businesses today, SlideShark gives users the unprecedented ability to show PowerPoints on these devices, the way they’re meant to be seen. The app has solved problems for mobile professionals all over the world, and we’re committed to further innovation – continually introducing exciting features and functionality to make users even more productive.”

About Network Products Guide Awards
As the industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. You will discover a wealth of information and tools in this guide including the best products and services, roadmaps, industry directions, technology advancements and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent technology decisions impacting business and personal goals. The guide follows conscientious research methodologies developed and enhanced by industry experts. To learn more, visit www.networkproductsguide.com.

About Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.