September 8, 2008
DEMOfall 08 Kicks Off Successfully As 72 Products Begin Their Launches on Center-Stage
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DEMOfall 08 kicked off this morning without a glitch as Chris Shipley, emerging technology analyst and DEMO executive producer, noted that the technology industry is moving into a new cycle.
"In this next phase, we take the community of Web 2.0 and hone it into a sharper weapon. One that supports collaboration for a purpose, be it business or social. One that delivers information in anticipation of interests and needs. One that reaches beyond the elite early adopters to capture the imaginations and fulfill the desires of people whose lives are focused on the every day takes of work and family, of information and entertainment," Shipley said to a packed audience of more than 900. "We are embarking on a new cycle, a new phase, a new period for growth, supported by real business models that hold up in both good and challenging economic cycles."
Beginning its 19th year and Shipley's 23rd event, the DEMO conferences are launch pads for the industry's biggest and brightest technologies. This year's product debuts include everything from a collaborative pen technology, a gadget that turns private cars into a public transport network, to a service that captures the marketing spin in your online news.
Over the next two days, the DEMOfall 08 stage will showcase 72 never-seen before, new technologies that will change the technology landscape. Today's introductions included technologies designed for:
-- Reducing our impact on the planet -- Communicating across networks, platforms and devices -- Bringing social networks and sharing to a new generation of users -- Securing email and documents whether at work or at home
"As we select companies for DEMO, we look for products that will have profound impact across the board. We highlight technologies that will impact the way we work and play in our everyday lives; that have the ability to impact our present and future in extreme ways," Shipley said. "Attendees will experience products this week that will be household names in the coming years. They will have a chance to visualize where the industry is going and meet the people that are going to make it happen."
Highlights from today's technology introductions include: Moving the Chains -- Adapx Inc.'s Capturx Forms for Excel - a pen technology combining workflow understanding with ink capture technology. -- Alerts.com - a cross-channel reminder and alerting service for emails SMS and voice -- Telnic, Ltd. .tel - new domain for the storing, securing and publishing of contact information Television meets the Web: Web meets the Television -- Awind Inc. mobiShow - a wireless solution for the migration of PC and Smart-Phone application to TV. -- beeTV - content discovery guide that pushes content suggestions to the viewers in a channel-like format from TV, Mobile and PC. -- InvisionTV LLC Invision.TV - delivers program guides for Internet video. Words, Pictures and Music -- Trinity Convergence, Inc. Gloop(TM) Digital Photo Sharing Technology - Peer-to-peer photo sharing through a digital picture frame. -- Kadoo, Inc. - social sharing platform for links, photos, and videos with integrated storage, calendar, group functionality and printing capabilities. -- Phototrade, LLC - visual marketplace for photographers, advertisers and Web publishers. Your Mobile, Your Life -- SpinSpotter - browser-based service for surfacing instances of bias and inaccuracy in news stories. -- Asyncast Corp Rocketron - a mobile service that allows users to hear and comment on news. -- Clintworld Clintview - financial simulation software to support, optimize and accelerate tariff-related processes and requirements. -- WebDiet, Inc. - location-based service that recommends what to eat, when and where and when you are on the road. -- Xumii, Inc. - a social address book for mobile phones with text, chat, groups and walls. Open Studios: Designing, Building, Working Together -- Sim Ops Studios, Inc. Wild Pockets - web-based, collaborative platform for the easy authoring of 3D games. -- Cinergix, Pty, Ltd. Create an online collaborative design tool that enables diagramming and design for business process modeling, computer network design and electronic circuit design. -- OpenACircle.com - web conferencing solution that provides free permanent online meeting and collaboration spaces. -- Designin, Inc. MyDesignIn - a home-design portal with comparison shopping and 3D interfaces. Protecting What's Yours -- Coretrace Corp. Bouncer - antivirus software that creates a whitelist of applications for computers. -- Paragent, LLC Paragent MSP - a service for managed service providers who need remote IT management capabilities at a price that makes sense. -- Fortressware, Inc. Personal Fortress - delivers data protection by controlling the forwarding, copying and printing of files from anytime and from anywhere. Walt and Kara Head to Head:
Walt and Kara took the stage to talk about their views on new products, such as Google's Chrome, and the industry's provocative companies, including Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
DEMO Jam Session: Later this evening, DEMO will take it to the bridge with the jam session to end all jam sessions as journalists, demonstrators and attendees join the band in a post-day 1 celebration.
DEMOfall 08 Sponsors and Partners
AngelSoft, ARX, Band of Angels, Boogar Lists, Comerica Bank, Conference Guru, Connect Public Relations, Cooley Godward, Cornerstone Angels, CVCA, Data Essence, digsu, Emerging Tech Accelerator, Ethos Networks, Eye to Eye Communications, Financing Partners, Funding Universe, funp, Golden Capital Network, Goldmail, Granite, Guidewire Group, homeit.com, IDG Venture logo, Illinois Venture Capital Association, Investors Circle, Israeli Venture Association (IVA), Jmap, Kansas Women's Business Center, Keiretsu Forum, Mashable, Merrill Corp, Micorsoft, MicroArts, Missouri Venture Forum, mmode, mPortico, myOwnRealEstate.com, NEC, Network World, New England Venture Network, Newfoundland & Labrador Angel Network, NSF, NuConomy - pending, NVCA, OCTANe, OpSource, Orange County Venture Group, Porter Novelli, Ppolis, PR Newswire, Private Capital Network, Pulse2.com, Qualcomm, Read Write Web, RMVCA, San Diego Venture Group, Sentrigo, SF New Tech, Silicon Valley Bank, Start, Tech Coast Angels, Tech Confidential, The Deal, Tufin Networks, Ubergizmo, UBS, VCJ, VCN Network, Venture Deal, VentureBeat, wacanai.com, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, WIP
Note to editors: This is one in a series of news alerts informing media of the ongoing successes of DEMO companies. News alerts will be issued every four to six weeks.
About the DEMO
DEMO, a unit of IDG, is the launchpad for emerging technologies both as conferences in the U.S., Europe, and China and as a news and information Web site http://www.demo.com/. Emerging technologies and new products introduced at DEMO conferences are hand-selected from the spectrum of the global technology marketplace. DEMO conferences have earned a reputation for consistently identifying technologies that will disrupt current markets and change how people use digital technologies. New technologies are introduced at DEMO conferences by start-ups and established companies such as Google, VMWare, salesforce.com, Palm, Yahoo!, Leapfrog, Apple, IronPort, HP and thousands of others. More than 2,065 breakthrough products -- from consumer favorites like Skype, Slingbox, and TiVo to top development platforms such as Sun's Java, Qualcomm's Brew, and IBM's Pervasive -- have debuted at DEMO during the past 18 years. DEMO conferences and news coverage are where digital entrepreneurs and investors change the game and stay ahead of the curve.
About Network World
Network World, Inc., the Leader in Network Knowledge, empowers network IT executives through education, information and community. Network World, an IDG company, is the leading provider of news, analysis, reviews, events and education on information technology. Network World publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (http://www.networkworld.com/, http://www.javaworld.com/, http://www.linuxworld.com/, and http://www.demo.com/), and produces educational seminars and events worldwide. Network World's portfolio of strategic marketing programs provides marketing and agency professionals with the tools to generate high-quality leads, optimize marketing campaigns, and create new revenue opportunities. Additionally, Network World is the event organizer of DEMO and DEMOfall, the leading events for new technology innovation.
About International Data Group (IDG)
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.
IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.
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