Herbst Theater

SAN FRANCISCO--The view from outside the Herbst Theater in San Francisco, where the 2009 Crunchies were held Friday night.

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Crunchie nominees

Seats reserved for various Crunchies nominees including Microsoft's Ray Ozzie and Google's Marissa Mayer
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Marissa Mayer at Crunchies

Google's vice president of search product and user experience, Marissa Mayer, accepts the award for Best Application Or Service, which was given to Google's RSS Reader.
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Ray Ozzie at Crunchies

Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie accepts the award for Best technology innovation given to Live Mesh, Microsoft's multi-device information sync service.
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Werner Vogels at Crunchies

Amazon.com CTO Werner Vogels accepts the award for Best Enterprise Start-up, which was awarded to Amazon for its Web Services platform, something which powers many of today's most popular services.
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The Richter Scales at Crunchies

Musical group The Richter Scales performs its latest song, poking fun at companies trying to make do in today's economic downturn. The group is best known for its song "Here Comes Another Bubble."
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Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra at Crunchies

Stanford University's Mobile Phone Orchestra performs using hand-mounted speaker gloves hooked up to iPhones. They were running a specially built program that changes the tone and pitch based on accelerometer movement.
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Ray Ozzie, David Treadwell, and Om Malik

Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie (center) and Corporate Vice President of Live Platform Services David Treadwell (left) sit down to talk with blog mogul Om Malik (right).
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Paul Buchheit at Crunchies

FriendFeed's Paul Buchheit accepts the award for Best New Start-up.
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Crunchies audience

Crunchies attendees filter into the Herbst Theater in downtown San Francisco.
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Tapulous at Crunchies

The Tapulous team flaunts its Crunchies award for Best Time Sink Site/Application. The start-up is well known for its Tap Tap Revenge game on the iPhone.
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Smule

Smule, the makers of several popular iPhone applications, hired outside help to go around the after-party playing music on its Ocarina application, which emulates the sound of the small wind instrument.
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Crunchies after party

Party-goers mingle at the after-party, held across the street from the Herbst Theater in San Francisco's City Hall.
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Microsoft Surface at Crunchies

Party attendees play around with Microsoft's Surface computer.
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