Badoo Recognized by Peers as 2014 Leading E-Retailer

SEATTLE, March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The MRC announced today that Badoo, the world's largest social network for meeting new people with more than 200 million users, has been selected as the 2014 Merchant Spotlight winner. Recognizing innovation and creativity, the Merchant Spotlight Award honors one online or multichannel merchant each year whose payments or risk systems have contributed to their commercial and operational success.

"Badoo is a leader in the digital monetization space, paving the way for other merchants," said Joe O'Konek, chief executive officer of the MRC. "This award not only highlights their hard work and success, but also emulates MRC's vision of making ecommerce safe and profitable everywhere."

Badoo won over a panel of leading online retailers with the introduction of their payments optimizer initiative. They will share this with merchant peers at MRC's upcoming 2014 eCommerce Payments and Risk Conference; 17-20 March at the ARIA Resort and Casino is Las Vegas.

ABOUT THE MRC: The MRC is the foremost global not for profit organization that fully supports and promotes operational excellence for fraud, payments and risk professionals within ecommerce. Membership includes nearly 400 of the world's most prominent merchants, to include 95 percent of the top 20 ecommerce companies in the world, over 82 percent of the top 50 and over 60 percent of the top 100, and more than 60 category leading solution providers. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the MRC's European office is located in Madrid, Spain. Learn more at

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Myers TELEPHONE: +1 206.364.2789 ext. 155 EMAIL: bill@merchantriskcouncil.orgSource:Merchant Risk Council