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Calvin Carter is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Ernst & Young started the Entrepreneur Of The Year program in 1986 to celebrate successful entrepreneurs, so they could share their stories, inspire others and receive the recognition they deserve. By 1993 the program started to expand internationally, and today the program spans more than 50 countries.

Now in its 26th year, the program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Aubrey McClendon of Chesapeake Energy, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Roger D. Linquist of MetroPCS Communications, and many more.

It is with great pride that we announce our Founder and President, Calvin Carter, has been selected as a 2012 Entrepreneur Of The Year finalist for the Southwest North region. The regional winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on June 23rd in Dallas, Texas.

Stay tuned!

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Flower Warfare: The Game now on Android!

Spring has arrived and so has the mayhem of Flower Warfare: The Game on Android!

The Amazon Appstore for Android is currently promoting Thruster’s popular endless runner game for VFX star Freddie Wong on their super hot Kindle Fire platform.  Kindle Fire users can get their advance copy here!

In a couple of weeks we will release versions to both the Google Play market and the NOOK app store.

Hurry and get your copy before Rico does!

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Two Bottle Rocket Apps Selected as Merit Winners at HOW Magazine’s Interactive Design Awards

HOW Magazine’s Interactive Design Awards recognize outstanding interaction design, blog design, app design and website design. Entries are judged on how well they communicate the client’s mission and how aesthetically and technically strong they are. Hundreds of entries pour in each year with the hopes of winning!

The judges select 1 entry that stands out as Best in Show, 5 entries that deserve the Outstanding Achievement award and several noteworthy entries that receive the Merit award. At this year’s show, both SPIN Magazine and The Civil War Today apps were selected as Merit award winners. All of the winning work will be featured in the October 2012 issue of HOW Magazine.

Congratulations to our partners and friends at SPIN Magazine and A&E Television Networks, as well as our design team here at Bottle Rocket! This is quite an accomplishment.

To see the full list of winners, please click here.

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NPR for iPad Announced as People’s Voice Winner at Webby Awards

The Webby Awards, presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, honor excellence in Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, and Mobile & App categories. The Webby Awards presents two honors in each category - The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award.

The 1000-member Academy of industry experts selects five nominees for each category and ultimately decides on the winner of the Webby Award. However, the People’s Voice Award is voted on by people like you, the community of end users, to select the best in each category.

NPR for iPad was announced as the People’s Voice Winner for the News on a Handheld Devicecategory. NPR received a total of nine nominations and was selected as an honoree in one additional category. Congratulations again to our partners and friends at NPR!

Bottle Rocket is also delighted to share in the excitement with 106 & ParkThe Civil War Today, The X Factor, and NPR Music, as they were all nominees at this year Webby Awards as well. That is a total of five Bottle Rocket apps nominated and honored this year!

To learn more about the Webby Awards and see a full list of nominees and winners, click here

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