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Pinterest, Dropbox, Google+ and Twitter win Crunchies Awards

india Updated: Feb 01, 2012 18:56 IST

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Social networks Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter were among the big winners of this year’s Crunchies Awards announced Tuesday.

The annual awards show is hosted by influential technology blogs TechCrunch, GigaOm and Venturebeat and rewards the most compelling startups, internet innovations and technology products of the year.

File hosting startup Dropbox was awarded the coveted award for “Best Overall Startup,” while Apple’s intelligent voice recognition service Siri beat the innovative light field camera Lytro in the category of “Best Technology Achievement.”

The Nest smartphone-controlled thermostat was deemed the “Best New Device” in a category that included the Galaxy Nexus, the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S and the Kindle Fire.

Note-taking app Evernote won the award for “Best Mobile Application” and Google’s social network Google+ picked up the award for “Best Social Application.”

You can view the entire awards ceremony on TechCrunch’s Crunchies live feed:

The full list of Crunchies Awards winners and runners up:

Best Technology Achievement

Siri (Winner)

Lytro (Runner Up)

Best Social Application

Google+ (Winner)

Instagram (Runner Up)

Best Shopping Application

Evernote (Winner)

Flipboard (Runner Up)

Best Location Application

Grindr (Winner)

RunKeeper (Runner Up)

Best Tablet Application

Fotopedia (Winner)

Netflix (Runner Up)

Best Design

Path 2.0 (Winner)

Pinterest (Runner Up)

Best Bootstrapped Startup

Imgur (Winner)

Github (Runner Up)

Best Cloud Service

Dropbox (Winner)

Box (Runner Up)

Best International Startup

Peixe Urbano (Winner)

Klarna (Runner Up)

Best Clean Tech Startup

EcoATM (Winner)

Array Power (Runner Up)

Best New Device

Nest (Winner)

Kindle Fire (Runner Up)

Best Time Sink

Words With Friends (Winner)

Skyrim (Runner Up)

Biggest Social Impact

Twitter (Winner)

Charity: Water (Runner Up)

Angel of the Year

Reid Hoffman (Winner)

Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi (Runner Up)

VC of the Year

Marc Andreessen & Ben Horowitz (Winner)

Matt Cohler (Runner Up)

Founder of the Year

Jack Dorsey (Square, Twitter) (Winner)

Drew Houston (Dropbox) (Runner Up)

CEO of the Year

Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn) (Winner)

Daniel Ek (Spotify) (Runner Up)

Best New Startup of 2011

Pinterest (Winner)

Codecademy (Runner Up)

Best Overall Startup of 2011

Dropbox (Winner)

Square (Runner Up)