COLUMBUS OH (January 15, 2009) — Brand Thunder LLC, the branded browser specialists, is proud to announce it is among the finalists for the TechColumbus Innovation Awards and is in the running for Outstanding Startup Business and Outstanding Product (company with less than 50 employees).

On Thursday, February 5, 2009 the 2008 TechColumbus Innovation Awards will recognize outstanding achievements in technology leadership and innovation at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. From a record number of entries from individuals and companies in all disciplines and industries, 13 winners will be honored and the region’s progress as an emerging tech center will be celebrated.

“We’re humbled to be considered for a TechColumbus Innovation Award and included among such high-quality companies,” said Patrick Murphy, CEO and founder of Brand Thunder. “We’re thankful for the assistance TechColumbus continues to extend to our company. It is a gem among the many valuable assets the entrepreneur community of Columbus provides.”

About the TechColumbus Innovation Awards

The TechColumbus Innovations Awards celebrate and honor individuals and teams in a variety of disciplines. Each category is an important component of the technology and innovation community. Receiving the top honor showcases an individual or team which is dramatically impacting Central Ohio and beyond. For more information about TechColumbus and the Innovation Awards, visit

About Brand Thunder

Formed in April 2007, Brand Thunder creates a more persistent presence between corporate brands and their Internet consumer through its branded-browser customization, which leads to increased website visits and revenue. Through a software installation, end users change the look and feel of their Internet browser into an immersive experience from their favorite sports team, entertainment franchise or internet site. The customized browsers feature official logos, colors, content and functionality, but can also extend capabilities including video, music players or other Internet widgets. Current business partners and clients include the Huffington Post, NASCAR, NCAA, NHL,, Universal Music and Yahoo!. Samples found at


Patrick Murphy, CEO
Brand Thunder, LLC


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