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THE 14TH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS ANNOUNCE WINNERS

FOR BEST MOBILE SITES AND APPS

Foursquare, Evernote, Texts from Last Night, and MLB.com among top mobile winners

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New York, NY - (May 4, 2010) - Foursquare, Evernote, Texts from Last Night, and MLB.com, are among the mobile winners of the 14th Annual Webby Awards, organizers announced today.

Academy judges like Martha Stewart, David Bowie, and Arianna Huffington selected Webby Awards winners, while people around the world cast nearly one million votes in The Webby People's Awards, setting a new Webby record. A full list of both Webby Awards and People's Voice Awards winners can be found at www.webbyawards.com.

"Over the next decade, it's estimated that a billion new users will come to the Internet for the first time through mobile devices," said David-Michel Davies. "This year's winners are the innovators and pioneers shaping the future of this increasingly important medium."

Highlights of the winners in the mobile categories include:

Achieving both critical and popular consensus, two works won both a Webby Award and a Webby People's Voice Award:

  • foursquare (Best Social Networking) and Evernote (Best Mobile Applications).
  • The judges and public parted ways in several popular categories: For mobile entertainment, the Academy chose MLB.com, while fans selected Texts from Last Night. For mobile marketplace and services, the Academy chose Target.com mobile site, while fans selected Barnes & Noble Bookstore app for iPhone.
  • Two mobile sites earned multiple wins, which were developed by advertising agencies: Nokia viNe by R/GA (Best Use of GPS or Location Technology - Webby and Best Experimental & Innovation - Webby) and Fate's In Your Hands by BBH China (Best Use of Mobile Video - Webby and Best Experimental & Innovation - People's Voice).

    Hosted by B.J. Novak of NBC's The Office, the 14th Annual Webby Awards ceremony will feature winners and honorees delivering five-word speeches in the tradition of past Webby victors like Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote.") and Jimmy Fallon ("Thank God Conan got promoted"). Speeches and ceremony highlights will be broadcast on the Webby Awards YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/TheWebbyAwards). The ceremony will also mark the culmination of Internet Week New York 2010, a weeklong festival celebrating digital culture that's expected to draw 20,000 people to over 100 events throughout New York City.

    For the full list of Webby Award winners, please visit: http://www.webbyawards.com/webbys/current.php?season=14

    About The Webby Awards:
    Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Corbis; HP; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.