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Vimeo Named a Finalist in the 2009 'Webware 100' Awards for Video for Second Consecutive Year

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 03:17

Online Voting Poll for Winners is Open to the Public at


NEW YORK, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Vimeo today announced that, has been selected by the editors of Webware, a CNET site, as a finalist in this year's "Webware 100" Awards for the Video category for the second year in a row. Vimeo won the Video category in 2008. The Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. The editors of Webware select finalists, but the public votes to decide the ultimate winners. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.


Vimeo is the leading online video hosting and sharing service dedicated to content creators. The site offers a quality experience that makes it easy to upload up to 500 MB of videos per week, including HD. Serious enthusiasts have the option to subscribe to a Vimeo Plus account, which increases their uploading to 5GB of content per week with unlimited HD. Throughout the site, users enjoy a simple, clean design that makes viewing, workflow and communication enjoyable. The customizable player gives creators control over their video's viewing experience, while viewers watch content in an uncluttered space. The site also offers multiple privacy control options as well.


With more than 1.4MM content creators, the Vimeo community is also a robust social network focused on positive feedback throughout the creative process. Users can add friends, share content, "like" videos and subscribe to other users' content. This information goes into a personalized homepage that users can monitor, helping them discover and discuss new and interesting videos that their Vimeo friends are enjoying.


"We thank the CNET editors for nominating us in the Video category two years in a row," said Dae Mellencamp, Senior Vice President for Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., and General Manager of Vimeo. "We are grateful to our enthusiastic and passionate user base for their overwhelming support, which helped us win the 2008 award. We encourage everyone to vote for us again this year."


Webware ( provides the latest information on Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications. Its timely and relevant blog entries about hundreds of web-based services, such as wikis, blogs, and social networking sites, help readers determine the best products for them to use in their daily lives. Veteran tech journalist and CNET Editor-at-Large Rafe Needleman led the Webware 100 Awards, with additional support from the CNET editors. Webware editors received and reviewed hundreds of entries. Voting is open to the public beginning Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at noon Pacific through Thursday, April 30, 2009. Users can vote at


The ten awards categories include: Audio and music (music streaming and download, podcasting, audio book services, recommendation systems); Browsing (browsers, start pages, RSS readers, widgets, and runtime engines); Commerce (retail, auctions, marketplaces, travel, event tickets, and real estate); Communications (e-mail, chat, and voice); Infrastructure and storage (web app platforms and tools; online storage and synchronization products); Location-based services (mapping, friend finders, business locators, geographic services); Photo and video: Photo storage, sharing, and editing; video storage, playback, streaming, editing, and animation); Productivity (tools for work and organization); Search and Reference (search tools, and knowledge repositories like wikis); Social networking and publishing (shared online environments, content management, blogging, and micro-blogging).


Nearly 2 million votes were cast in the 2008 Webware 100 Awards. Last year's winners can be seen here:


Vimeo, LLC is a Mindspark™ Company

Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., (Mindspark), a wholly owned business of IAC , is a leading developer of social networking applications, informational websites and portals that enable users to creatively and visually express themselves online. Mindspark brands include Zwinky®, Zwinky Cuties™, Girlsense®, Smiley Central®, Webfetti™, IWON®, Vimeo™, Life123™,™, Kazulah™, Popular Screensavers™, MyFunCards™, Cardboiled™, Cursor Mania™, as well as the Excite® portal.


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