The first Webby Awards for mobile content

May 4, 2007 at 11:32 pm 1 comment

logo_webbyawards_md.pngFor the first time, the Webby Awards on June 5 in New York will include awards for mobile content, in three categories.

Mobile winners at the 11th Annual Webby Awards are:

  • Listings/Guides: Ask Mobile, from Ask.com, which includes a Web search, directions (driving and walking), images, businesses, maps, weather and blogs. A People’s Choice Award as well. So handy I might start using it from my desktop.
  • Mobile News & Entertainment: Maxim Mobile, from the notorious men’s magazine, who is now offering “girls and jokes” to cellphone users. They beat out nominees such as Reuters and Premiere for the award. I won’t be using this one myself.
  • Mobile Marketplace & Services: Thumbplay, a leading provider of mobile ringtones, games, text, and graphics to its community members. Other nominees were Cisco Mobile, Dada, OTTO-Mobile-Shop, and the Rubbish Film Festival.

The Webby Awards, the Oscars® of the Internet, are chosen by the 550 members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Lifetime Achievements Awards will be given to rock legend David Bowie and the entire “eBay Community” (eBay CEO Meg Whitman will accept the honor on behalf of the other 233,000,000 of us).

The Webby Person of the Year will be two persons: Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, the founders of YouTube. On June 4, the Webby Film and Video Awards– another first – will feature Best Actor and Best Actress awards for “Ask a Ninja” and “lonelygirl15.”

You can read about the other winners in the full listing which include NPR, Nike, Sony, Blip.tv, Last.fm, Wikitrave, Facebook, TripAdvisor, Flickr, Adobe, HowStuffWorks, BBC, LinkedIn, Truthdig, and The Onion.

Entry filed under: ask mobile, maxim mobile, mobile content, thumbplay, webby awards.

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