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December 2016 Awards

TED named to Google Play Best of 2016 list

For the fourth time, Google names TED Android one of Google Play’s best apps of the year.



April 2015 Awards

TED wins 2015 Webby People’s Voice Award

TED is honored with a Webby People’s Voice award for Mobile Sites & Applications in the Education & Reference category.

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February 2015 Awards

TED Android TV wins silver

TED for Android TV is awarded a Nashville Advertising Agency Silver ADDY.



December 2014 Awards

TED one of Google Play’s Best Apps of 2014

For the third time in three years, Google recognizes TED as one of Google Play’s best apps.

February 2014 Awards

Smithsonian and Dexter win gold

The Nashville Advertising Agency awards Gold Addys to Mercury for their Smithsonian Android and Dexter Apps.



July 2013 Awards

TED recognized for exemplary design

Android Developer’s Blog names TED Android to its Beautiful Design Summer 2013 Collection on Google Play.

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May 2013 Awards

TED honored with Cooper-Hewett National Design Award

TED wins for Corporate & Institutional Achievement – a category that honors the way great design weaves into everything TED does, from stage sets to program guides, from world-spanning open initiatives like TEDx and the Open Translation Project to the mobile apps Mercury worked with TED to design and develop.

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April 2013 Awards

TED brings home gold

TED Android is recognized with a Gold ADDY in the Digital Advertising - Apps - Tablet category at the Regional level.



December 2012 Awards

Google Play’s Best Apps of 2012

The Mercury designed and developed TED Android is named one of Google Play’s top 12 Android apps of 2012.

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January 2012 Awards

Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing

The Washington Post Android app is nominated for a Global Mobile Award for Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing.



November 2011 Awards

And the Emmy goes to...

XFINITY TV iPhone and Android are recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with an Emmy Engineering Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.

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September 2011 Awards

Multiple AIGA Case Awards

USA Today iPad, New York Times Android, and New York Times Windows Phone all receive recognition at the AIGA Case Awards.

May 2011 Awards

2011 Webby Award Honoree

USA Today iPad is named a Webby Award Honoree for News - Tablets.

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April 2011 Awards

Gannett Innovator of the Year

USA Today iPad wins Gannett’s Innovator of the Year award.

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December 2010 Awards

iTunes Rewind 2010: iPhone Apps

FOX News and USA Today are recognized by Apple as the #1 and #5 iPhone apps of the year for free news in their annual iTunes Rewind recap.

December 2010 Awards

iTunes Rewind 2010: iPad Apps

Having launched in April with the release of the first iPad, USA Today’s iPad app reaches one million downloads and is recognized by Apple as the #1 iPad app of the year for free news in their annual iTunes Rewind recap. The app would finish the year as one of the top 25 most downloaded apps overall in the iTunes App Store for iPad.

December 2010 Awards

Mobile Excellence Awards

USA Today iPad wins Mobile Excellence Award for Best Mobile Application for Utility or Business.

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November 2010 Awards

Ad Age Media Vanguard Award

USA Today iPad is honored with an Ad Age - Media Vanguard Award for Best Free Newspaper iPad Edition. With the award, Ad Age noted, “It’s a pleasure to honor USA Today’s iPad app, which delivers the news effectively but seemingly effortlessly.”

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August 2010 Awards

Digiday Mobi Awards Best Mobile App

USA Today iPad wins Mobi award for Best Mobile App for Editorial Content.

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May 2010 Awards

2010 Webby Award Honoree

CNN iPhone is named a Webby Award Honoree for Mobile Applications.

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January 2010 Awards

Gizmodo’s Best Apps of 2010

USA Today Android, is named one of Gizmodo’s Best Android Apps of 2010.

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December 2009 Awards

Macworld App Gems Award

CNN iPhone is awarded Macworld’s 2009 App Gems Award for Best News App. In the review Macworld notes, “CNN Mobile is a stellar example of how the iPhone can change the way we receive—and contribute to—the news.”

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August 2009 Awards

Android Network Awards Best News App

USA Today Android is voted Best News App in the Androinica Android Network Awards.

May 2009 Awards

2009 Webby Award Nominee

USA Today iPhone is named a Webby Award Nominee for Mobile Applications.

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February 2009 Awards

“Elegant and intuitive”

USA Today iPhone is honored with an Award of Excellence by Communication Arts for their 15th Interactive Design Annual. In the issue, juror Jason Ring states, “This app packs an impossible amount of fresh information into an elegant and intuitive experience.”

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