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TexTango Named TechAmerica High Tech Awards Finalist

Awards Event to Showcase San Diego’s Finest Technology Companies on October 28th.

San Diego, CA, October 07, 2011 --( TexTango, a free mobile application for text messaging, announced today its selection as a finalist in the Outstanding Emerging Growth category for the upcoming 18th Annual TechAmerica High Tech Awards. As the leading voice representing the U.S. technology industry, TechAmerica takes pride in recognizing outstanding regional companies every year at its annual awards ceremony. For the 2011 futuristic-themed event, finalists will be acknowledged for their achievements during a luncheon reception on October 28th at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in La Jolla.

"We are thrilled to be recognized for our tremendous growth and for the validation of our business model," said Russell McHugh, Senior Vice President of TexTango. "It is a testament to our ever-growing number of members who are getting paid to do what they do every day- texting. TexTango thanks all of you."

This year numerous local San Diego companies were nominated for their technological or business innovation; exceptional products or service; product marketplace validation; perseverance in the face of adversity; and community involvement for consideration in nine categories, including Software; Internet and Web Commerce; Computers and Related Products; Communications Products and Services; SaaS/Cloud; Semiconductors & Analytical Instrumentation; Clean Technology; IT Service/Contract Services; and Outstanding Emerging Growth.

TexTango was selected as a finalist in the Outstanding Emerging Growth category for its innovative texting application. TexTango members use TexTango to send text messages to their social network and are compensated based on their likes and interests, by TexTango partners.

"This year, we received an overwhelming amount of nominations from some tremendous companies," said Kevin Carroll, regional vice president, TechAmerica. "The plethora of nominations is not only a testament to the individual companies, but to the rapidly growing San Diego High-Tech community. Selecting the winners will certainly not be an easy task."

For media interested in attending the High Tech Awards event please contact Sarah Lubeck at 619-234-0345 or

The 2011 TechAmerica High Tech Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barney & Barney, CB Richard Ellis, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Formula, Procopio,, and The Lawton Group.

About TexTango
TexTango is a free BlackBerry™ and Android texting application that can replace a user’s default texting program. Its mobile platform connects brands with consumers whilst rewarding consumers with cash and prizes for nothing more than simply texting in an advertising-supported environment. TexTango also prides itself on facilitating its community of partners to support global charities under the vision of “you text, you give, you get.” For more information, please visit TexTango™ - Free Text Message Application That Pays You For Text.

About TechAmerica
TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy. Representing approximately 1,500 member companies of all sizes from the public and commercial sectors of the economy, it is the industry’s largest advocacy organization and is dedicated to helping members’ top and bottom lines. It is also the technology industry's only grassroots-to-global advocacy network, with offices in state capitals around the United States, Washington, D.C., Europe (Brussels) and Asia (Beijing). TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). Learn more at or

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