In case you missed last Friday night’s fourth annual Crunchies Awards, or want to relive the excitement, you can watch the entire show in this post. The sold-out event was attended by 1,000 people at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Ten times that number viewed the live webcast.
Congratulations to all the winners, runnerups and nominees.
We’ve also edited down video clips for each of… → Read More
Paul Carr and my jokes aside, the Crunchies is pretty much an unabashed love-fest. We even get along with our arch-competitors GigaOm and VentureBeat long enough to co-host the event.
But our annual love for Apple remains mostly unrequited. We shower them with awards and praise, and they don’t even send so much as an intern to accept their monkey statues. In the past, we’ve filled the sad… → Read More
Last night at the Crunchies, Yuri Milner of Digital Sky Technologies won the VC of the Year award (Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures was a close runner-up). Milner has almost single-handedly created a new class of mezzanine venture capital, allowing companies like Facebook, Groupon, and Zynga to postpone IPOs while still getting a ton of liquidity and huge valuations.
Before he could leave… → Read More
The 2010 Crunchies Awards are coming up fast and tickets are sold out. But we are giving away two more pairs of tickets. Yesterday, we also announced that a very special musical guest will be joining us. He shocked us at DisruptNY and now, thanks to MailChimp, ELEW will be performing at this year’s Crunchies! His Rockjazz renditions of hits by artists such as Coldplay, The Killers, and Nirvana… → Read More
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… → Read More
Want to attend one of the hottest tech award shows of the year? Here’s your chance. The second batch of Crunchies Award tickets are on sale now, through Eventbrite. The first batch of tickets sold out in under 90 minutes, so if you want to come you better act fast.
The nominations are pouring in and the excitement is building. We are pleased to announce the first handful of tickets to attend the Crunchies Awards celebrating the best tech accomplishments of 2010 are on sale now through Eventbrite. The Crunchies are to technology what the Oscars are to Hollywood, so come join us for an evening full of surprises, fun, great music, and even better food.
The 4th… → Read More
Many of you have been searching high and low for news, and here it is! We’re happy to announce the Crunchies are here once again and we’re taking nominations!
The Crunchies Awards celebrate the best technology achievements of 2010 and we are pleased to have GigaOm and VentureBeat co-hosts the event with us once again. We may compete fiercely for scoops every day, but once a year we all come… → Read More
Tonight after the Crunchies is an after-party taking place at City Hall in San Francisco. Staff members of TechCrunch will be there with a couple of iPhone/iPod touches to accept donations on behalf of UCSF Foundation using Square, the new startup founded by Twitter creator Jack Dorsey.
These donations are of course voluntary, but we’re suggesting you give $20 if you’re choose to donate to the… → Read More
Remember that voting is open through midnight PST, Wednesday, January 6. Everyone is eligible and encouraged to vote daily for their favorite people, products and companies of the year.
The Crunchies Awards celebrate the best tech accomplishments… → Read More
Just a quick reminder that today is the last day to submit your nominations for our third annual Crunchies Awards. We’ve received over 100,000 nominations so far, but just in case you’ve forgotten, go here right now and add some more. You have until midnight PT tonight.
Once all the nominations are in, the Crunchies Committee will choose five finalists per award category. From there, the popular… → Read More
I saw Paul Buchheit at the Crunchies and took the opportunity to buttonhole the FriendFeed co-founder about the usual subjects: Track, track, and realtime search. Basically, track. He told me a variation of what he’s posted on FriendFeed over the holidays, that once the team was back to work they would be prioritizing the next set of work to be done. Given the times they are a’changing… → Read More
Last night, The Richter Scales brought down the house at The Crunchies for the second year in a row with a brand new song. The song depicts a hilariously overoptimistic startup and pokes fun at just about everything in the tech industry, from overhyped launches to ridiculous product ideas (I especially love GramZone, the nursing home in the cloud). Check it out below (make sure you have your… → Read More
Last night at the Crunchies, the Herbst theater in San Francisco was packed to capacity. In attendance to collect awards were Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, Google product chief Marissa Mayer, Twitter founders Evan Williams, Biz Stone, and Jack Dorsey, imeem founder Dalton Caldwell, and many more. (Read who won here). → Read More
Tonight’s Crunchies award ceremony in San Francisco is now totally sold out. We’re sorry if you didn’t get a chance to grab a ticket, but you’ll still be able to watch the show streamed live via Ustream (click here to start watching once the show begins at 7:30).
The votes for the Crunchies are in. But there were so many, 350,000, that we needed some extra help counting them. In the video above, Mike explains the voting procedures and reveals who we hired to count the votes to make sure nothing goes wrong. These guys are the best at what they do. (Okay, maybe the second best after this guy, but they were all we could afford).
All the votes are counted. … → Read More
In preparation for the Crunchies this Friday, January 9, I’ve been asked to write 5 short summaries to cover the nominees for Best Enterprise. There are 3 cloud computing entrants – Amazon Web Services, Google App Engine, and Force.com – and 2 from the worlds of Twitter clone (Yammer) and Office is Dead (Zoho.) My personal cloud favorite, Live Mesh, did not make the cut, but… → Read More
Last night we released the finalist names for the Crunchies Awards. Vote here for who you think should win. We’ve set up a site that is pretty self-explanatory, with all of the names of each finalist for every category, along with links to their Websites and Crunchbase profiles where you can learn more about each one before voting. The Crunchies represents the best the Web had to offer in 2008… → Read More
The Crunchies awards are right around the corner. Who will be named the Best Startup of 2008? The Best CEO? The Best app? The Best mobile? The Most Likely to Make the World a Better Place? You have until midnight PT tonight to enter your nominations. There are 15 different startup and product categories. Who is worthy of consideration?
After nominations close tonight, we will sift through… → Read More
One of the awards at the Crunchies this coming January 9th in San Francisco is for the best of the enterprise. In this Year of the Cloud, the rush of entrants in the on-demand race is showing no signs of letting up. Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Rackspace, and Apple are just a few of the clouds already in place, and scores of development and management tools from Adobe, Sun, IBM, Oracle, Salesforce… → Read More
When we commissioned the statuettes for the Crunchies Awards last year, we hoped to create something a little more memorable than the typical plastic tombstone. We opted for a plastic monkey holding a bone aloft instead. While it does have a certain menacing quality to it, we never expected anyone to turn it into weapon.
Miss the Crunchies this year? You can watch a recording of the show provided by Revision3 below. Also see our wrap-up of the event. → Read More