For Immediate Release
HEALTHLINE NOMINATED FOR BEST HEALTH WEB SITE
FOR THE TENTH ANNUAL WEBBY AWARDS
Healthline on the Shortlist for Top International Honor for Web Sites
SAN FRANCISCO – April 14, 2006 – The Webby Awards, the leading international honor for web sites, today nominated Healthline for the Best Health Web site of 2006. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2006 and honored at The Tenth Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 12th.
Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine , The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.
“The Webby Awards honors the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the internet,” said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of The Webby Awards. “Healthline's Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
“Healthline is absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this prestigious award,” said West Shell III, Healthline chairman and chief executive officer. “In just six months since its launch, Healthline has become the most trusted name in online health information search. We're extremely gratified to be recognized for our advanced Medically Guided SearchSM capabilities, which provide superior, contextually relevant results to consumers.”
As a nominee for a Webby Award, Healthline is also eligible to win a People's Voice Award. Voting is open to the public from April 11 th to May 5th at http://peoplesvoice.webbyawards.com .
The Tenth Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states.
Founded in 1996, The Webby Awards are known worldwide for its famous five-words-or-less acceptance speeches.
Healthline Networks, Inc. provides the easiest way for consumers and medical professionals to find, understand and manage healthcare information, empowering them to make more informed decisions that lead to better health. Created in collaboration with 1,100 physicians and medical specialists, Healthline's unique Medically Guided SearchSM experience is powered by a consumer health taxonomy that encompasses nearly one million medical terms and synonyms – the largest of its kind, and one that translates everyday language and precisely matches it to complex medical information. Healthline is defining the HealthWeb, a filtered directory currently consisting of more than 170,000 health-oriented websites and 130 million pages of medical content. Combined with the company's visual HealthMaps® and personalization tools, Healthline connects users with the information, people and resources not readily available through general search engines or today's online health destinations. Based in San Francisco , Healthline is backed by VantagePoint Venture Partners, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and JHK Investments, LLC. For more information, please visit www.healthline.com .
About The Webby Awards
Called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times , the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 10 th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences . Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit www.webbyawards.com .
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