Yahoo.co.in, Shaadi.com and Orkut were among the winners at Web18’s first Genius of the Web Awards. Awards were presented in 14 categories, cutting across a diverse section of the medium and included categories for best matrimonial site, best consumer ISP and others.
The awards function was accompanied by a discussion on ‘Web 2.0 – Bubble or Boom’ by an eminent panel comprising Avnish Bajaj, Co-Founder and MD of Matrix Partners India, Vishnu Induri from Axill Affiliated Networks, and Shailesh Rao from Google India.
Yahoo.co.in, Shaadi.com and Orkut.com were adjudged winners of Best Portal, Best Matrimonial Portal and Best Social Networking Website, respectively. Other winners include Jetairways.com for Best Airlines Website; Icicibank.com for Best Banking Website; Icicidirect.com for Best Brokers Website; Bharti Airtel for Best Business ISP and Best Consumer ISP Broadband; Educationtimes.com for Best Education Website; Indiatimes.com for Best Email Service Provider-Business; and Gmail.com for Best Email Service Provider-Consumer.
The awards for Best E-Commerce Site for Online Gaming went to Yahoo.co.in; while Shaadi.com and Irctc.co.in won the awards for Best E-Commerce Site-Matrimonials and Best Government and PSU Website, respectively. The others winners include Tajhotels.com for Best Hotels Website; Licindia.com for Best Insurance Website; Reliancemutual.com for Best Mutual Funds Website; ebay.in Best Trade Website; Rel.co.in for Best Utility Website; and Yahoo.co.in for Best User’s Choice.