Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 23, 2010
Goby.com (pronounced GO-be), the activity search engine that helps people find things to do with their free time, has been nominated for Best Travel Site in the 14th Annual Webby Awards, the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet and hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times.
Launched in October 2009, Goby’s “What, When and Where” search engine has helped hundreds of thousands of people across the country cure their boredom blues with more than four million unique things to do across 350 categories. From local festivals and events to hiking trails, beaches, restaurants, theaters and even playgrounds, Goby covers every town and city in the United States, providing a rich set of listings and an interactive map for every category.
“We created Goby to help people find fun things to do by eliminating the need to hop around from site to site, wading through information that’s often incomplete, irrelevant or hard to find,” said Mark Watkins, CEO and co-founder of Goby. “We’re excited and honored to be recognized with this Webby Award nomination and will continue to build upon our mission of solve the frustrations involved in planning everyday adventures and free-time activities.”
"Companies like Goby are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
As a nominee, Goby is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 29th, Goby fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at webby.aol.com.
Winners will be announced May 4th and honored at a star-studded ceremony in New York City on June 14th, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards’ 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.")
Goby.com is a search engine focused on exploring new things to do with your free time, from taking a unique vacation to creating this weekend’s adventure. Rather than hopping from site to site, trying to make sense of it all, you simply tell Goby What, Where and When, and we surface the best results the Web has to offer, organized in a way that’s easy to understand and use. Launched in 2009 and based in Boston, Goby is a privately held company whose investors include Flybridge Capital Partners and Kepha Partners.
About The 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, including websites, interactive advertising, online film and video and mobile websites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 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.