SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CNET.com (www.cnet.com), where people go to discover the latest in tech and consumer electronics and a property of CNET Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNET), today announced the winners of its first ever “Webware 100” Awards. The Webware 100 winners were picked by users from a group of finalists that were selected by the editors of Webware.com, a CNET site. The “Webware 100” Awards recognizes the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovations.
“True to the Web 2.0 revolution, the innovative sites and services in the Webware 100 were chosen by a community of users and our editorial team,” said CNET Editor at Large, Rafe Needleman. “By leveraging the expertise of our editors, and the passion of our users, we’re able to recognize the companies that are redefining how we use computers and the Internet.”
Below are the categories and their winners. A complete summary of the winners is available at: http://www.webware.com/100.
Browsing: Firefox, Google Reader, Internet Explorer 7, Netvibes, OpenID, Opera, Safari, StumbleUpon, My Yahoo, and yourminis
Communication: AIM, Gmail, GrandCentral, Meebo, Skype, Trillian, Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Mail, and Yahoo! Messenger
Community: Bebo, DeviantArt, Digg, Dogster/Catster, Facebook, Friendster, Gaia Online, LinkedIn, Me.dium, and MySpace
Data: AllPeers, Apple.Mac, BitTorrent, Box.net, ChaCha, Google, Pando, Windows Live Search, Yahoo! Search, and YouSendIt
Entertainment: Desktop Tower Defense, Eventful, GameGum, Homestar Runner, Line Rider, Newsgrounds, Revision3, Stardoll, Yahoo!Bix, and You Don’t Know Jack
Media: Flickr, Fotki, Last.fm, Netflix, Pandora, Photobucket, uStream.TV, Yahoo!Video, YouTube, and Zooomr
Mobile: 1-800-GOOG-411, 3Jam, Google Gmail Mobile, Google Maps Mobile, Mundu Radio, Radar.net, ShoZu, SoonR, TellMe, and Yahoo OneSearch
Productivity: Amazon, Basecamp, Blinksale, Craigslist, eBay, Google AdWords/Adsense, Google Calendar, Google Docs & Spreadsheets, Microsoft Office Live, and PayPal
Publishing: Adobe Flash, Blogger, Drupal CMS, FeedBurner, Google Analytics, PollDaddy, Silverlight, TypePad, Vox, and Wordpress
References: Answers.com, Ask.com maps, Geni, Google Maps, IMDB, Microsoft Virtual Earth, webMD, Wikia, Wikipedia, and Yahoo Maps
Finalists for the Webware 100 awards were selected by the Webware.com editors, and the winners were picked by the site’s users. Webware.com editors received and reviewed thousands of entries. Finalists were selected and featured in an online voting poll, where more than 450,000 votes were cast, which ultimately selected 10 winners in 10 categories. To view all the winners and finalists, go to: http://www.webware.com/100
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