“We are proud to be recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for our achievements to date,” said Itai Kathein, President of Snackable Media.
New York, NY (PRWEB) June 14, 2010
Snackable Media announced today that its market leading mobile community, Predicto, has been selected as a prominent honoree for the 14th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The largest subscriber-based mobile community in North America, Predicto.com was named as an Official Honoree in the Best Mobile Social Networking category.
"Honorees like Predicto.com are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
Predicto is a premium mobile community that engages its members on hot topics in pop culture and current events. Their votes and comments provide an excellent indication about how people across the country feel about the latest in entertainment, sports, news and politics. The million-plus members of the Predicto Mobile community have sounded off on the year’s biggest stories, such as Tiger Woods and Sandra Bullock’s marital scandals, the NBC late-night wars, and the Winter Olympic Games. The voice of the community members has been widely quoted by blogs and mainstream media outlets alike, including CNN, ABCNews and TMZ.
“We are proud to be recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for our achievements to date,” said Itai Kathein, President of Snackable Media. “We are honored to be mentioned alongside a distinguished group of innovators in the growing sector of mobile content and entertainment.” Other Official Honorees in the Mobile category include Disney Mobile, PEOPLE Mobile, and TeleNav.
Winners will be honored tonight at a star-studded ceremony in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of the Webby's famous five-word speeches. Past Webby Award winners and their speeches include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me."), and Michel Gondry ("Keyboards are full of germs.")
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
Predicto Mobile is a market-leading interactive SMS provider that engages members on pop culture and current events. Additionally, Predicto has established itself as a prime destination for media to reference statistics, polls and public opinion. Visit Predicto.com to follow the company's entertainment blog, news updates, top polls and Twitter feed, or go to TV.Predicto.com for videos featuring the latest red-carpet interviews and celebrity predictions. Predicto Mobile is a Snackable Media company.
About the Webby Awards
The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 14th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 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: Microsoft Expression; Aol; YouTube; Pepsi; Aquent; Yahoo!; Corbis Images; Tribal DDB Worldwide; East Media; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail; Museum of the Moving Image; Behance; Business Insider; Time Out New York; paidContent and The Guardian.
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