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Herbst Theater

Crunchie nominees

Marissa Mayer at Crunchies

Ray Ozzie at Crunchies

Werner Vogels at Crunchies

The Richter Scales at Crunchies

Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra at Crunchies

Ray Ozzie, David Treadwell, and Om Malik

Paul Buchheit at Crunchies

Crunchies audience

Tapulous at Crunchies

Smule

Crunchies after party

Microsoft Surface at Crunchies

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

Read about some of the winners and losers here.

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Seats reserved for various Crunchies nominees including Microsoft's Ray Ozzie and Google's Marissa Mayer
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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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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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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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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 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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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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FriendFeed's Paul Buchheit accepts the award for Best New Start-up.
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Crunchies attendees filter into the Herbst Theater in downtown San Francisco.
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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, 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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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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Party attendees play around with Microsoft's Surface computer.
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