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MOBILE NOMINEES FOR 14th ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
foursquare, Texts from Last Night, EverNote, Vook vie for Internet’s top honor
MLB leads with 3 nods, followed by Yelp (2), The New York Times (2), and MoodAgent (2)
NYTimes.com leads with 15 nods, followed by BBC (9), CollegeHumor(6), The Onion (6), Next New Networks (6)
New York, NY (APRIL 13, 2010) – Reflecting the growing dominance of mobile devices and applications, foursquare, Texts from Last Night, glympse, MLB at Bat, and Yelp are among the mobile nominees unveiled today for The 14th Annual Webby Awards.
While Academy judges like Martha Stewart, Twitter’s Biz Stone, and Arianna Huffington will select Webby Awards winners, millions of people around the world will also help decide who takes home a Webby by voting in The Webby People’s Voice Awards. Fans have until April 29th to vote at http://webby.aol.com.
All winners will be celebrated at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 14th, where they must deliver five-word speeches in the tradition of past victors like Al Gore (“Please don’t recount this vote.”) and Jimmy Fallon (“Thank God Conan got promoted”). The speeches will once again be broadcast on the Webby Awards YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/TheWebbyAwards), which attracted a major global audience last year.
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.
Breakout nominees include: foursquare (http://foursquare.com) for Best Mobile Social Networking; Glympse (Best Use of GPS or Location-Based Technology); Texts from Last Night (www.textsfromlastnight.com) for Best Mobile Entertainment; Evernote (http://evernote.com) for Best Mobile Applications; and Vook (http://vook.com) for Best Use of Mobile Video.
Nominees earning multiple nods range from first-time nominees like the World Wildlife Federation’s Fate’s In Your Hands (2 nominations) and Mood Agent: Automatic Playlist DJ for Your Music (2) to established brands like Yelp (2), MLB (3), Nokia (2), and The New York Times (2).
“What makes The Webby Awards so much fun is that fans help select the winners, and now that they can vote on our partner networks like AOL and YouTube, we’re expecting more people than ever to participate,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “Over the next three weeks, we’re going to see who has what it takes to win the battle for Web supremacy.”
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!; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider and Time Out New York.