Tech & Innovation

Best Civic Engagement Lab of the Year

Engagement Lab @ Emerson College

Best Innovation of the Year

Finland Emojis

Best Digital Ideas Platform of the Year

Jigsaw – Alphabet

Best UX of the Year

The Nation Autistic Society

Best Mobile Game of the Year

Pokemon Go

Best VR of the Year #1

Yosemite National Park in VR with President Obama

Best VR of the Year #2

Fear of the Sky

Best VR of the Year #3

In Their Press Vests

Best VR of the Year #4

Romania Hosts NATO Exercise in a Virtual World

Best VR of the Year #5

Syrians Have to Survive Having No Rights in Lebanon

Best VR of the Year #6

The Price of Conflict, the Prospect of Peace: Virtual Reality in the Philippines

Best Event VR of the Year

A Look At The Modern-Day Diplomat’s Tools Of The Trade

Best Journalism VR of the Year

The Fight for Falluja

Best Innovation Lab of the Year #1

MIT Media Lab

Best Innovation Lab of the Year #2

NBC Universal Media Labs

Best Innovation Lab of the Year #3

MediaLab Amsterdam

Best Angel Investor of the Year

New Media Ventures

Best Social Innovation Lab of the Year

Social Media Lab at Ryerson University

Best Open Government Platform of the Year

Open Government Partnership

Best Open Government Lab of the Year

The Gov Lab

Best CrowdSpeaking Platform of the Year

Thunderclap

Best AI of the Year

Google Allo Assistant

Best Digitalization Scheme of the Year

Denmark

Best Digital Citizenship Center of the Year

The Digital Public Square

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #1

Facebook Live

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #2

Twitter Introduces GIF Keyboard

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #3

Snapchat Introduces New World Lenses, Filters for the Environment Around You

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #4

Instagram Introduces ‘Stories’ and Begins Clash of Titans With Snapchat

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #5

Instagram Introduces New Stickers Feature!

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #6

Instagram Introduces Live Video and Disappearing Messages

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #7

Social Media in 2016: The Biggest New Features of the Year

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #8

Facebook – 360 Degree Photo

Best New Social Media Feature of the Year #9

YouTube Creators for Change

Best Bots Use of the Year

The White House’s New Facebook Messenger Bot

Best Social Network Disaster Response of the Year

Facebook

Best Social Network AI Research Unit of the Year

Facebook AI Research (FAIR)