Bowie to receive Webby achievement award

Rocker David Bowie will be among those honored at the 11th annual Webby Awards. DavidBowie2003-01-01.jpg

Winners were announced by organizers in a wide range of categories, including Web sites and brand new-categories honoring online film and video, interactive advertising and mobile content. The awards gala will be held June 5 in New York.

Bowie will receive the Webby Lifetime Achievement Award for a career that has pushed the boundaries of art and technology. He launched BowieNet, the seminal Internet service provider in 1998. UltraStar, his digital media company, creates cutting-edge online content for artists like The Rolling Stones, The Police, and Mariah Carey. BowieArt, his innovative Web site, connects emerging visual artists with collectors worldwide.

Other 2007 honorees include the eBay Community for Webby Lifetime Achievement and YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley for Webby Person of the Year.
More than 400,000 votes were cast by people around the world for their favorite sites, videos and ads in The Webby People?s Voice Awards presented by Verizon.

A full list of both Webby Awards and People?s Voice Awards winners can be found at http://www.webbyawards.com.

Past Webby honorees include Al Gore; Prince; Gorillaz; Thomas Friedman; the founders of Flickr, MySpace and Craigslist; and Internet co-inventor Robert Kahn.

The Webbys are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a 550-person judging academy whose members include Vinton Cerf, R/GA?s Chief Bob Greenberg, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Arianna Huffington and Harvey Weinstein.

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