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Facebook and Zynga were among the winners at the Crunchies 2009 awards, held in San Francisco’s Herbst Theater. The third annual award ceremony, co-hosted by TechCrunch, VentureBeat and GigaOM, saw a mix of new and old technology companies share the limelight.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg with Facebook Connect Vitamin Water Bottle

Facebook and Zynga were among the winners at the Crunchies 2009 awards, held last evening in San Francisco’s Herbst Theater. The third annual award ceremony, co-hosted by TechCrunch, VentureBeat and GigaOM, saw a mix of new and old technology companies share the limelight in front of a sold-out audience.

Dropbox and Foursquare, two of my favorite applications, won the best Internet application and best mobile application awards, respectively. Spotify was named the best international startup. Animoto won the best design award. Ron Conway of SV Angel was the angel investor of the year. Mark Pinucs of Zynga was named CEO of the year, while Aaron Patzer of Mint was named foun

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Faisal Galaria of Spotify

der of the year. Best overall startup/product of the year was Facebook, which won the category third year in a row.  Congratulations to all winners and those who were nominated for various categories. See you all next year. (The complete winners’ list is here.)

Photo by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid. More photos on my personal blog, OmIs.Me

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