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gifts.com wins people's voice award as best service web site for the 11th annual webby awards
gifts.com selected amongst winners by the public after more than 400,000 votes cast
New York, NY – May 7, 2007. Gifts.com, the premier online gifting destination, has been recognized as the Best Service Web site of 2007 in the annual People's Voice voting of The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Web. People's Voice Winners will be honored at The 11th Annual Webby Awards in New York City June 3-5, 2007.
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 Web sites, Interactive Advertising, Online Film & Video, and Mobile Web sites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.
"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 Winner selection is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
""We are proud to be recognized by the public and the Webby Awards as the premier service site. Our team is constantly striving to create the best consumer gift shopping and service experience on the Web by helping our visitors find great gift ideas while creatively organizing their gift giving needs. We are delighted that the Webby Awards have recognized Gifts.com, and that our users value the service we provide enough to vote us as the winners of the People's Voice award in the Service Category," said Leigh Zarelli, Vice President of Merchandising for Gifts.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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