Apple Gets Three Webby Awards For iTunes Music Store

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The 8th annual Webby Awards are on their way, and this yearis nominees include Apple. The company received three nominations for the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) in the Commerce, Music, and Services categories. The BBC (5) and PBS (6) both received more nominations, with Apple garnering the third most nominations. The iTMS was the only music download service nominated. From the Webby Awardsi press release:

Hailed as "the online Oscars" by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards is the leading international honors for web sites. The awards are presented by the Academy, a global organization that includes over 480 members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet co-creator Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, "Smart Mobs" author Howard Rheingold, "Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, and Oracle chairman Larry Ellison.

"Whether itis iTunes transforming the way we enjoy music or Howard Deanis Blog for America BlogforAmerica.com altering the political landscape, the web is dramatically changing the way we live," said Tiffany Shlain, the founder of The Webby Awards. "When we started the Webbys nearly a decade ago, many people did not know what the web was. Today there is no denying the profound way it influences every aspect of our lives."

Winners of The 8th Annual Webby Awards will be announced online on May 12, 2004. In keeping with Webby tradition, winners will once again be held to a five-words-or-less acceptance speech.

Note that the members include both Steve Jobsi best friend, Larry Ellison, as well as his newest critic, Real CEO Rob Glaser. Even the tech world is a small one. The categories in which Apple was nominated:

Commerce

Music

Services

You can find all the nominees at the Webby Awards Web site.

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