The third annual CNET Webware awards are out and YouTube and are among video-related companies among the 100 winners. Other video-related winners are Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu, Ustream and Vimeo.

Here's the word from Webware's editor Rafe Needleman:

"This is the year that people have truly embraced Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications as a medium to communicate and collaborate," said Rafe Needleman, editor of CNET "We've seen more people use services like Google Docs, Facebook, and Twitter, and believe the 2009 Webware 100 Awards will become a valuable resource for those who want to learn more about Web 2.0. Leveraging the expertise of our editors and the passion of our users, this annual list recognizes those companies and organizations who are committed to creating innovative experiences and tools on the Web."

Here's the press release.

Earlier this month, we interviewed YouTube spokesperson Chris Dale about developments at YouTube, surround new long form content.  We have republished the interview today.

Below is one of my favorite Beet.TV videos – David calls up Justin Kan and wakes him up live on!  We published this interview way back in April 07.

Congrats to all the winners.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

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