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Canadian Technology Company mDialog(TM) Earns Webby Awards Nomination and Honoree NodFans Can Vote Online to Help mDialog Win Internet's Top Honor http://pv.webbyawards.com (April 21, 2009)
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/21/09 -- Editors Note: A video is included with this Press Release.
mDialog(TM), the leader in portable social video technology, announced today the nomination of its iPhone app as Best Use of Mobile Video in the 13th Annual Webby Awards. Emmy award-winning actress, Eden Riegel, and reality television star, Bob Guiney, hosts of the web-based cooking show Cooking To Get Lucky (mDialog and ASAP Productions co-production), also received an Honoree nod for Best Reality/Variety Host in the Online Film and Video Category. Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.
"mDialog is setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year."
"As a relatively new player in the fast-evolving social video sector, we are delighted to be nominated for Best Use of Mobile Video alongside internationally established brands NBC and Mastercard," says Greg Philpott, founder and President of mDialog(TM). "Eden and Bob, our Cooking To Get Lucky hosts, deserve this accolade on behalf of the show's many satisfied fans."
As a nominee, mDialog(TM) is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 30th, mDialog fans can cast their votes in The Webby People's Voice Awards at http://pv.webbyawards.com
Winners will be announced on May 5th, 2009 and honored at a star-studded ceremony hosted by Seth Meyers in New York City on June 8th. Winners will be able to share one of the Webby's famous five-word speeches with the world. Past Webby Award winners - and their speeches - include Al Gore ("Please don't recount this vote."), Beastie Boys ("Can anyone fix my computer?"), and Stephen Colbert ("Me. Me. Me. Me. Me.").
The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 650-person judging academy whose members include Internet co-inventor Vinton Cerf, R/GA's Chief Bob Greenberg, "Simpson's" creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington, and Harvey Weinstein.
mDialog(TM) is a leader in portable social video technology. Its easy four-step workflow / Publish / Engage / Distribute / Monetize / allows professional video producers and amateur video enthusiasts alike to captivate and interact with audiences on mobile, computer and TV screens.
A pioneer in Video as a Service (VaaS), mDialog's social video management solutions can be delivered across multiple device and screen types - including white-labelled iPhone apps and embedded video web apps. In fact, mDialog's iPhone app is the most comprehensive social video solution available on the iPhone, allowing users to not only view, but socially engage with videos directly from their iPhone. mDialog(TM) is a subsidiary of mDialog Corporation, which was founded in 2005 and is based in Toronto, Canada and New York City. Visit www.mdialog.com.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 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: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.
To view the video associated with this release, please visit the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zGvj4DhdcI.
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