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gifts.com nominated for best service website for the 11th annual webby awards
gifts.com on the shortlist for top international honor for the web
New York, NY – April 12, 2007. Gifts.com, the premier online gifting destination, was today honored by The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web, for the Best Service Site of 2007. Leading the trend of combining editorial content with dedicated merchandising, Gifts.com assists shoppers in discovering the perfect present for any recipient and occasion. Gifts.com provides hand-picked gift suggestions from over 230 online retailers, while providing consumers with a more customized online shopping experience.
Winners will be announced on May 1, 2007 and honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards 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 is 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.
"We are proud to be recognized by the Webby Awards as a premier service site. Our team is constantly striving to create the best consumer gift shopping and service experience on the Web. We have developed innovative ways for users to find great gift ideas and organize their gift giving needs, and this Award is a testament to our success in doing so," said Leigh Zarelli, Editorial Director, Gifts.com.
"The Webby Awards honors the outstanding work that is setting the standards for the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "Gifts.com's Nominee selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
As a nominee for a Webby Award, Gifts.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 and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards is known worldwide for its famous five-word speeches.
Gifts.com is a premier gift shopping hub, offering consumers a suite of interactive, personalized services that enable them to be better, more organized gift givers. Gifts.com combines editorial sourcing with its proprietary personality-based gift finder to deliver the most relevant and unbiased gift options available, ranging from popular and trendy to unique and unexpected. Gifts.com is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).
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; Adweek; Fortune; Reuters; Variety; Wired; IDG: Brightcove; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
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, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit www.iadas.net.
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