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The Crunchies; 2008 Tech Award Winners, Links and info



The 2008 Crunchies is TechCrunch's second annual competition and award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet and technology innovations of the year.



The Awards Ceremony took place at 7:30 pm, Friday, January 9 at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco.

The Crunchies is co-hosted by GigaOm, VentureBeat, Silicon Alley Insider, and TechCrunch. Best of all, the internet community is invited to choose who wins.

This year’s nominees, runners up and winners (I've turned the 'winners' into links and added screen grabs for those of you unfamiliar with those products or services):

Best Application Or Service: Google Reader

Above: screen grab of the winner; Google Reader

Get Satisfaction
Google Reader (winner)
Minted
Meebo
MySpace Music (runner-up)
Yelp

Best Technology Innovation/Achievement: Windows Live Mesh

Above: screen grab of the winner; Windows Live Mesh

Facebook Connect (runner-up)
Google Friend Connect
Google Chrome
Windows Live Mesh (winner)
Swype
Yahoo BOSS

Best Design: Cooliris


Above: screen grab of the winner; Cooliris

Animoto (runner-up)
Cooliris (winner)
Friendfeed
Infectious
Lala
Sliderocket

Best Bootstrapped Startup: GitHub

Above: screen grab of the winner; GitHub

BackType
GitHub (winner)
Socialcast
StatSheet
12seconds.tv (runner-up)

Most Likely To Make The World A Better Place: GoodGuide

Above: screen grab of the winner; GoodGuide

Akoha
Causes
CO2Stats
GoodGuide (winner)
Kiva (runner-up)
Better Place

Best Enterprise Startup: Amazon Web Services

Above: screen grab of the winner; Amazon Web Services

Amazon Web Services (winner)
Force.com
Google App Engine (runner-up)
Yammer
Zoho

Best International Startup: eBuddy

Above: screen grab of the winner; eBuddy

eBuddy (winner)
Fotonauts
OpenX
Vente-privee
Wuala (runner-up)

Best Clean Tech Startup: Project Frog

Above: screen grab of the winner; Project Frog

Better Place (runner-up)
Boston Power
ElectraDrive
Laurus Energy
Project Frog (winner)

Best New Gadget/Device: iPhone 3G

Above: screen grab of the winner; iPhone 3G

Android G1 (runner-up)
Ausus EEE 1000 Series
Flip MinoHD
iPhone 3G (winner)
SlingCatcher

Best Time Sink Site/Application: Tap Tap Range

Above: screen grab of the winner; Tap Tap Range

Mob Wars
iBowl
Tap Tap Range (winner)
Zivity
Texas Hold Em (runner-up)

Best Mobile Startup: Evernote

Above: screen grab of the winner; Evernote

ChaCha (runner-up)
Evernote (winner)
Posterous
Qik Skyfire
Truphone

Best Mobile Application: Imeem Mobile

Above: screen grab of the winner; Imeem Mobile

Google Mobile Application (runner-up)
imeem mobile (winner)
Pandora Radio
rolando
ShopSavvy
Ocarina

Best Startup Founders: Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey & Biz Stone of Twitter

Above: screen grab of the winners; Twitter's Founders

Linda Avery and Anne Wojcicki (23andMe)
Michael Birch and Xochi Birch (Bebo)
Robert Kalin (Etsy)
Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone (Twitter ) (winner)
Paul Buchheit, Jim Norris, Sanjeev Singh, Bret Taylor (FriendFeed ) (runner-up)

Best Startup CEO: Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook

Above: screen grab of the winner; Mark Zuckerberg

Tony Hsieh (Zappos)
Jason Kilar (Hulu) (runner-up)
Elon Musk (SpaceX)
Andy Rubin (Android)
Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) (winner)

Best New Startup Of 2008: FriendFeed

Above: screen grab of the winner; FriendFeed
Dropbox (runner-up)
FriendFeed (winner)
GoodGuide
Tapulous
Topsin Media
Yammer

Best Overall Startup In 2008: Facebook

Above: screen grab of the winner; my own facebook profile

Amazon Web Services
Facebook (winner)
Android
hulu
Twitter (runner-up)




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