No surprise, the iPhone Makes a Strong Showing in Annual Webby Awards Mobile Category

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The Webby Awards,  said to be the “Internet’s Oscars,” were announced today. The annual (the thirteenth) Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video and Mobile Websites (about 70 categories in all).

The Webby Awards are judged by the International Academy of  Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Internet pioneer Vinton Cerf, RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, AKQA global creative director Rei Inamoto, Jamie Oliver and Harvey Weinstein.

Special Achievement Awards were given to:

You'll want to go the Webby Awards Web site to see the list of winners and nominees. No surprise: Several iPhone apps were top picks. Here are the winning Webby Awards in the mobile category:

Best Use of GPS or Location Technology
Webby Award Winner: Adidas Marathon Run Tracker
People's Voice Winner: Palringo Local

Best Use of Mobile Video
Webby Award Winner: Qik
People's Voice Winner: Peyton's Priceless Pep Talks – Mastercard

Entertainment
Webby Award Winner: Discovery Mobile
People's Voice Winner: G4TV Iphone Site

Experimental and Innovation
Webby Award Winner: Britglyph
People's Voice Winner: Nike T90 Launch

Gaming
Webby Award Winner --Guitar Hero III: Backstage Pass
People's Voice Winner--Fanta Virtual Tennis

Integrated Mobile Experience
Webby Award Winner -- Distracted Drivers
People's Voice Winner-- United Nations Voices

Mobile Listing Updates
Webby Award Winner: Nagivating Washington (iPhone app)
People's Voice Winner: Petfinder

Mobile Applications
Webby Award Winner: Amazon Mobile (iPhone app)
People's Voice Winner: Skyfire Mobile Web Browser

Mobile Marketplace Services
Webby Award Winner: Chase iPhone App (iPhone app)
People's Voice Winner: CommSec iPhone (iPhone app)

News
Webby Award Winner: NPR iPhone Site (iPhone app)
People's Voice Winner: Stitcher -- (iPhone app)

Social Networking
Webby Award Winner: aka-aki (iPhone app)
People's Voice Winner: aka-aki

Sports
Webby Award Winner: ESPN Mobile
People's Voice Winner: ESPN Mobile

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