The Crunchies/Winners

10Jan09

Money may be tight but good times are still flowing thanks to TechCrunch, GigaOm, and VentureBeat and a great evening at The Crunchies.  Check out the awards ceremony at UStream which streamed the event live, the Richter Scales performing their catchy rendition of RIP Good Times, and casino gaming at the MySpace After Party.  Here are the winners, runners-up and nominees. All worth checking out for their amazing innovation.

Best New Gadget – iPhone 3G
(Android G1, Flip MinoHD, SlingCatcher, Ausus EEE 1000 Series)
Best Mobile App – imeem
(Google Mobile, Pandora, Ocarina, ShopSavvy, rolando)
Best Mobile Startup – Evernote
(ChaCha, Qik Skyfire, Truphone, Posterous)
Best App – Google Reader
(MySpace Music, Yelp, Meebo, Minted, Get Satisfaction)
Best Time Sink – Tap Tap Range
(Mob Wars, Texas Hold Em, iBowl, Zivity)
Best Tech Innovation –  Windows Live Mesh
(Facebook Connect, Google Friend Connect, Google Chrome, Yahoo BOSS, Swype) 
Best Design – Cooliris
(Lala, Animoto, Friendfeed, Infectious, Sliderocket) 
Making the World a Better Place – GoodGuide
(Kiva, Akoha, Causes, CO2Stats, Better Place) 
Best Clean Tech Startup – Project Frog
(Better Place, Boston Power, ElectraDrive, Laurus Energy)
Best New Startup – FriendFeed
(Dropbox, Topspin, Tapulous, GoodGuide, Yammer)
Best Bootstrapped Startup – GitHub
(BackType, SocialCast, StatSheet, 12seconds.tv) 
Best Enterprise Startup – Amazon Web Services
 (Google App Engine, Zoho, Force.com, Yammer)
Best Intl Startup – eBuddy
(Fotonauts, OpenX, Vente-privee, Wuala) 
Best Startup Founder – Twitter’s Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone
(FriendFeed’s Sanjeev Singh, Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Paul Buchheit, Bebo’s Michael & Xochi Birch, 23andMe’s Linda Avery and Anne Wojcicki, Etsy’s Robert Kalin)
Best Startup CEO – Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg
(Hulu’s Jason Kilar, Android’s Andy Rubin, Zappos’ Tony Hsieh, SpaceX’s Elon Musk)
Best Overall Startup – Facebook
(Twitter, Hulu, Android, Amazon Web Services)

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