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Detroit Labs Wins For Chevy Game Time: Detroit Labs, a company that creates iOS, Android, and Web applications, is the recipient of two industry awards for its work on the Chevy Game Time app. The company earned the accolades for partnering with Chevrolet and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners to develop the app, which was used to engage consumers during Super Bowl XLVI through polls, trivia, and drawings for prizes. The app ranked on the list of the top 10 free apps in the iTunes App Store. The first award was a Gold Lion from the Cannes International Festival of Creativity 2012 in the Mobile Category for the “Use of Multiple Screens or Networked Mobile Technology.” Detroit Labs is credited for this prestigious award as executive producers. The second award was for leadership in interactive and multiplatform television. Paul Glomski, CEO of Detroit Labs, recently accepted the award at the annual TV of Tomorrow Show Conference. Winners were selected by conference organizers, TV networks, and leading technology companies, and other award recipients include Twitter, Shazam and A&E. Detroit Labs launched in 2011 after an investment by Detroit Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies with a strong emphasis on Detroit-based startups. Both companies are located in downtown Detroit’s M@dison building, a collaborative tech hub that houses more than 25 startups. Aside from winning the opportunity to work with General Motors’ Chevy as just an eight-month-old company, Detroit Labs has completed projects for other large companies such as Domino’s Pizza and Quicken Loans.