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More than 300,000 nominations. 20 categories. ‘The Crunchies’, sponsored by TechCrunch, GigaOm and VentureBeat, have announced the finalists for this year’s awards. Award categories recognize the top accomplishments in a variety of fields and roles, including Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact, new categories just added this year.

Voting begins today!

Winners will be announced on January 31, live at the Crunchies at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Ave.) in San Francisco, beginning at 7:30 p.m. PST.

 

Best Technology Achievement (2010 winner: Google Self Driving Cars)
Lytro

NFC

OnLive

Siri

Tesla Flat Pack Battery

Best Social Application (2010 winner: DailyBooth)
Facebook Timeline

Instagram

Google±

The New New Twitter

Path 2.0

Best Shopping Application (2010 winner: Groupon)
Birchbox

Fab

Gilt Groupe

Lot18

Warby Parker

Best Mobile Application (2010 winner: Google Mobile Maps for Android)
Evernote

Flipboard

Pandora

Spotify

Square

TaskRabbit

Best Location Application (New category for 2011)
Airbnb

Foursquare

Grindr

RunKeeper

Uber

Best Tablet Application (2010 winner: Flipboard)
djay

Eventbrite At the Door

Fotopedia

GarageBand

Netflix

StumbleUpon

Best Design (2010 winner: gogobot)
Gojee

Orchestra

Path 2.0

Pinterest

Quora

Best Bootstrapped Startup (2010 winner: addmired)
Github

Imgur

Instapaper

Onesheet

Tap Tap Tap (Camera+)

Best Cloud Service (New category for 2011)
Asana

Box

CloudFlare

Dropbox

Okta

Twilio

Best International Startup (2010 winner: Viki)
Badoo

Klarna

Peixe Urbano

Rovio

SoundCloud

Wonga

Best Clean Tech Startup (2010 winner: SolarCity)
Alta Energy

Array Power

EcoATM

EcoMotors

Hara

Best New Device (2010 winner: iPad)
Galaxy Nexus

iPad 2

iPhone 4S

Kindle Fire

Nest

Best Time Sink (2010 winner: Cityville)
Modern Warfare 3

Quora

Skyrim

Turntable.fm

Words With Friends

Biggest Social Impact (New category for 2011)
Charity: Water

Khan Academy

Kickstarter

Practice Fusion

Twitter

Angel of the Year (2010 winner: Paul Graham)
Ron Conway

Paul Graham

Reid Hoffman

Keith Rabois

Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi (AngelList)

Kevin Rose

VC of the Year (2010 winner: Yuri Milner)
Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz

Matt Cohler

Vinod Khosla

Aileen Lee

Yuri Milner

David Sze

Founder of the Year (2010 winner: Mark Pincus)
Leah Busque (Task Rabbit)

Brian Chesky (Airbnb)

Jack Dorsey (Square, Twitter)

Susan Feldman & Ali Pincus (One Kings Lane)

Drew Houston (Dropbox)

CEO of the Year (2010 winner: Andrew Mason)
Dick Costolo (Twitter)

Daniel Ek (Spotify)

Phil Libin (Evernote)

Mark Pincus (Zynga)

Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn)

Best New Startup of 2011 (2010 winner: Quora)
Codecademy

Fab

Nest

Pinterest

Turntable.fm

Best Overall Startup of 2011 (2010 winner: Twitter)
Dropbox

Instagram

Gilt Groupe

Spotify

Square

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