Cyprus in the Running for Web Oscars

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Cypriot company's work nominated for Best Business Blog at the 11th annual Webby Awards.

The Webby Awards, the leading international honour for the Web, today nominated UX Magazine (uxmag.com) in the Best Business Blog category. The site was developed by Sideshow Ltd. formerly known as Netymology Ltd., a Nicosia-based digital agency.

Winners will be announced on May 1, 2007, and honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards Gala in New York City on June 5th. The ceremony will be hosted by comedian and actor Rob Corddry, star of Fox's new sitcom "The Winner" and a former correspondent for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

"The Webby Awards honours the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "UX Magazine's nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."

As a nominee for a Webby Award, UX Magazine (uxmag.com) is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 10th to April 27th at: http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com

The 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from over 60 countries. Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is also known worldwide for its famous five-word speeches.

About Sideshow Ltd:
By bringing an eclectic mix of innovative global talent all under one tent we deliver big ideas and lasting results for some of the most remarkable companies in the world and those that will be. Sideshow Ltd. (formerly Netymology Ltd.) is a digital agency that delivers high end web design and internet solutions. http://www.sideshowdigital.com

About UX Magazine:
Every month UX Magazine publishes articles from some of the best writers in business, technology and design. It was created to deliver a central place to discuss the critical disciplines that enhance user experience. http://www.uxmag.com

About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Websites. Established in 1996, the 11th Annual Webby Awards received a record 8,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Adobe; The Creative Group; Verizon; AOL Video; dotMobi; Level3; Ad Week; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image. http://www.webbyawards.com

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the Internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, Internet inventor and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vinton Cerf, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser and fashion designer Max Azria. http://www.iadas.net

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