CNN Mobile has won a Webby People’s Voice Award for Best Mobile News Site of 2008, it was announced this week by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. The academy presents the Webby Awards, a leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video and mobile Web sites.
For the 12th Annual Webby Awards, the academy received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and more than 60 countries worldwide. Winners will be honored at a star-studded gala in New York City on June 10. While academy members select the winners of the Webby Awards, the Webby People’s Voice Awards are determined by the online community itself.
“Our focus is on delivering a great mobile experience – from making CNN.com easy to read on a handset to streaming live breaking news video,” said Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and senior executive producer of CNN.com. “It is a tremendous honor that Internet users across the globe believe we are doing that well enough to recognize CNN Mobile with a Webby.”
CNN Mobile, the first ad-supported mobile news service available globally, offers an array of services programmed specifically for mobile users including an intuitive, phone-compatible Web site; live streaming video; breaking news alerts; and video-on-demand. Setting a new record for mobile Internet news sites with 4.5 million unique users in February 2008, CNN Mobile has ranked No. 1 among all mobile Internet news providers for 17 months in a row. (Source: Nielsen Online).
CNN.com is the world’s No. 1 destination for online and wireless news, garnering the greatest audience share among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, CNN.com draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content. CNN.com’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web. CNN.com’s recent awards include an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Headliner award and two EPpy awards.