Winners of Mashable Awards

Winners of Mashable AwardsThe 6th of January, Mashable held the event of Mashable Awards Gala. It is the 4th annual Award show, and it was held at Cirque du Soleil Zumanity stage, Las Vegas.

Mashable Awards is made to recognize the best online communities and services, and it was hosted by comedian Baratunde Thurston.

This year, the contest received a record number of votes for the nominees. After entering the final round, the list was narrowed down to the top five nominees in each category, and it was the readers who gave the most votes to the Mashable Awards.

Here, we will go through the winners of this year’s Awards Gala:

Best Social Media Management Tool: HootSuite
Most Creative Social Media Campaign: Stand Up For WWE
Best Social Media Customer Service sponsored by BlackBerry:
Best Internet Meme sponsored by Dynadot: Bed Intruder
Best Music Discovery Service: Fizy
Best Use of an API: Qwitter Client
Must-Follow Personality: Super Junior
Best Social Media Service for Small Business: ReachCast
Entrepreneur of the Year: Doug Walker
Best New Gadget: iPad
Most Promising New Company:
Must-Follow Non-Profit: @TWLOHA
Best Location-Based Service: Foursquare
Best Online Game: “Farmerama”
Best Website User Experience: Gaia Online
Breakthrough Website Design: Twitter
Best Web Video: Jay Park
Must-Follow Brand: AllKPop
Best Mobile Device: iPhone
Best Mobile Game: “Angry Birds”
Best Mobile App sponsored by Mobile Future:
Best Mobile Platform: Android
Best Mobile User Experience: eBuddy
Most Creative Social Good Campaign: Twitchange
Most Influential Social Good Champion sponsored by Yahoo!: John Cena

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