EarthCam Announces Annual ``25 Most Interesting Webcams'' for 2007
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Producers of Two Blockbuster Movies Among VIP Judges NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--EarthCam, the world's favorite webcam network and recognized authority on the Internet camera industry, today released its ninth annual list of the world's most interesting webcams. Leading with the only known webcam transmitting street views from Havana, Cuba, this year's 25 Most Interesting Webcams are viewable online at www.EarthCam.com/top25 and honor worldwide Internet camera producers for concept creativity, technology, visual quality and design. EarthCam producers search through more than 5,000 webcams throughout the year to choose 125 semi-finalists that a VIP panel of judges votes on to select the winners. The 2007 list offers some of the most stunning scenic cams to date, including dramatic live deep-sea views, picturesque and exciting travel destinations and an assortment of whimsical and unique entries from 12 countries. Live underwater cams in a giant ocean tank in Boston, MA, a coral reef in Bonaire and a robotic camera in the Mediterranean Sea off Italy bring new dimensions to the mysteries of the deep. Beautiful views of a boat excursion in Interlaken, Switzerland, the chance to watch mechanical saints appear in windows of an historic clock in Prague, the architecture of Vatican City, the bustle of Times Square, New York and rare live glimpses of Havana offer unique travel experiences. The assortment of live cameras also introduces viewers to antics of Seattle, Washington's "Flapper The Duck," tests their patience watching a mussel grow on Prince Edward Island, Canada and invites visitors inside a Chicago condo where they can operate the camera and send an instant message on an LED sign. Also featured among the winning cameras are 24/7 sights of a wildlife watering hole in Botswana, Africa, as well as animals in the woods of western Pennsylvania, USA. Scenic vistas in Norway, a news studio cam in Milwaukee, WI and an eatery in London called the Tokyo Diner also offer intriguing possibilities. "We are delighted to recognize the talent, hard work and leadership of the winning webcam site creators and managers as they inform, educate and entertain the world. They are among the elite of the Internet," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. "We are also grateful for the time and efforts of EarthCam's VIP judging panel this year that included two movie industry giants, Michael Bay and Barry Josephson." Bay, Executive Producer of the blockbuster "Transformers," and Josephson, producer of the current number one movie, "Enchanted," joined other prominent judges from entertainment and business including Olympic Silver Medalist Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship for USA Luge; Lisa Hungness of the WildCam Program at National Geographic Society; Charnsin Tulyasathien, Sprint Product Management for Consumer Applications and GPS Solutions; Stefanie Luciano, VP of Marketing for Mountain Sports Media; and Ken and Sheryl Borton, producers of Gaylord, Michigan's world famous "Snowman Cam," a winner from last year's 25 Most Interesting Webcams. EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world with more than 200,000 unique visitors daily. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Pfizer, This Old House, Sprint, Toyota, Yahoo!, Disney, Coca-Cola, Discover Card, Turner Construction, Bechtel Corp, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, numerous state and federal government agencies, and the Department of Homeland Security. EarthCam has webcast premier events such as international concerts, Emmy and Grammy Awards, Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageants, Mardi Gras, and New Year's Eve in Times Square. EDITOR'S NOTE: Winning cameras in the USA are located in: Boca Raton, Boston, Chattanooga, Chicago, Milwaukee, Murrysville, PA, New York City, Timberline, OR, and Washington, DC. www.EarthCam.com/top25 Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com. EarthCam Justin Camerlengo, 201-403-2916 Marketing Director firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2007