Announcing Your 2010 Crunchies Finalists

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The finalists for the 2010 Crunchies Awards have been chosen. Over 243,000 votes were made across all categories and many outstanding achievements were discussed. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce this year’s finalists for the best in technology for 2010.

Categories range from Best Social App and Best Mobile App to Best Angel of the year and Best New Startup or Product. Even Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange made the list, as well as first time nominees Quora and Instagram. Mobile apps dominate throughout and last year’s overall winner Mark Zuckerberg is up for CEO of the Year.

Voting begins now. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to vote. You may vote once per day, per award category, until voting closes on January 19, 2011 at 11:30pm PST. There are 20 award categories open for voting, recognizing the top accomplishments across a variety of fields and roles. If you are a finalist, create a badge and get your community excited about this honor and to vote for you as a winner.

To commemorate today’s announcement of the Finalists, we are excited to release our next set of tickets through Eventbrite. The release begins at 1pm PST so please act fast and get them while you can.

Here are your Finalists:

Best Internet Application
Chartbeat
Greplin
Pandora
Rdio
Ujam

Best Social App
Cityville
Dailybooth
Foursquare
GroupMe
Twitter

Best Social Commerce App
Blippy
Groupon
Jetsetter
LivingSocial
One Kings Lane
ShopKick

Best Mobile App
Bump
Chomp
Google Mobile Maps for Android
Hashable
Instagram

Best Location Based Service
Facebook Places
Foursquare
Gowalla
SimpleGeo
Uber

Best New Device
Boxee Box
Google Chrome Notebook
iPad
iPhone 4
Kno
Xbox Kinect

Best Technology Achievement
Blekko
Google Self-driving Cars
Hunch
Palantir
Qwiki
Word Lens

Best Design
1000memories
about.me
Airbnb
Flipboard
Gogobot
Qwiki

Best Touch Interface
Flipboard
Fotopedia Heritage iPad app
Osmos
Pulse News Reader
Sencha Touch
Swype

Best Bootstrapped Startup
Addmired (iMob)
Beluga
Easel
Fast Society
Instapaper
Techmeme

Best Enterprise
37 Signals
Buddy Media
CloudApp
inDinero
Millennial Media
Salesforce

Best International
Crivo
PCH International
Soluto
ViKi
VNL
Wonga

Best Clean Tech
Coolerado
Kopernik
MicroGreen
Puralytics
Smith Electric Vehicles
SolarCity

Best Time Sink Application
Angry Birds
Cityville
Netflix streaming
Quora
StumbleUpon

Angel of the Year
Jeff Clavier, SoftTech VC
Ron Conway, SV Angel
Michael Dearing, Harrison Metal Capital
Chris Dixon, Founder Collective
Mike Maples, FLOODGATE
Paul Graham, Y Combinator

VC of the Year (individual)
Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz
Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital
Jim Breyer, Accel Partners
John Doerr, Kleiner Perkins
Yuri Milner, DST
Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures

Founder of the Year
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks
Dennis Crowley, Foursquare
Jack Dorsey, Square
Kevin and Julia Hartz, Eventbrite
David Karp, Tumblr
Mark Pincus, Zynga

CEO of the Year
Dick Costolo, Twitter
Reed Hastings, Netflix
Drew Houston, Dropbox
Andrew Mason, Groupon
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Best New StartUp or Product of 2010
Flipboard
GroupMe
Instagram
Quora
Square
Uber

Best Overall Startup or Product of 2010
Facebook
Groupon
Quora
Twitter
Zynga

The awards will be held at the Palace Of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco on January 21, 2011 at 7:30pm PST, with the after party following at the Exploratorium. As always, the tickets include access to the amazing after party until 11:30pm PST. We will have a fully-hosted bar, unlimited hors d’oeuvres, a fun gaming room, and many other exciting surprises.

If you would like to sponsor or support our events, please contact Jeanne Logozzo regarding sponsorship opportunities.

Good luck to all the Finalists. Let the voting begin!

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