DEMO 09 Conference Showcases Significant New Emerging Technologies
PALM DESERT, Calif. — March 2, 2009 — The technology industry's elite DEMO conference kicked off this morning with a state-of-the-industry address given by Chris Shipley, DEMO's co-executive producer. Chris was joined by newly appointed co-executive producer, Matt Marshall, VentureBeat's founder and CEO. DEMO 09 was broadcast live via BitGravity's BG Live(TM), attracting a global audience of more than 55,000 views. For the first time ever, DEMO featured Facebook(R)'s Live Feed technology, which allowed conference participants and those viewing the live stream online to share and view Facebook status updates about the event in real time – a true utilization of social and multimedia tools to spread the message of DEMO's innovative companies. Follow the show on http://www.demo.com/live.
"We are extremely proud of the demonstrating companies we've brought together to debut at DEMO 09," said Chris Shipley. "While the bleak state of the economy has no doubt complicated business aspects for new up-and-comers with breakthrough technology ideas, the excellent group of products we're seeing here is proof that smart innovations and revolutionary developments will still find a way to rise to the top in the marketplace."
Now in its 19th year, the semi-annual DEMO conferences are launch pad events for the newest and best products in emerging technology. This year's DEMO product debuts include everything from an intelligent, Web-based mortgage buying subscription service to a next-generation dating tool to a portable device that works as both a netbook and a touchscreen tablet.
Over the next two days, the DEMO 09 stage will host the launch of 39 new technologies, each hand selected and deemed to play a significant role in the advancements of its target market. Today's introductions included technologies designed for:
— Driving increased productivity and efficiency with new communications
— improving financial control and insight for consumers and businesses in
the face of the economy;
— combating carbon pollution;
— delivering ground-breaking applications for mobile users; and
— increasing advancements in consumer hardware.
Highlights from today's technology introductions include:
Products to Improve Productivity and Efficiency:
— Ontier, Inc.'s Pixetell – on-demand software that provides the
power of in-person interactions with the convenience of email.
— Transformyx, Inc.'s RallyPoint – a communication and employee
accountability application that allows businesses to securely stay
connected with employees during a crisis.
— Vokle, Inc. – a live, Web-based consumer-facing video chat environment
for individuals and companies to better promote content through instant
— Technicopia, LLC's gwabbit – a simple plug-in for Microsoft Outlook
users that takes the hassle out of capturing new contact information
from emails to the Address Book.
— Cc: Betty, Inc. – a personal email assistant that sorts through emails
and parses conversations, files, images, and more, to save time for
those collaborating with multiple teams.
— Citrix Online's GoView – a simple, highly effective
screen-capturing platform that allows users to easily create and share
screen content with others.
— Zuora, Inc.'s Z-Commerce for Facebook – a flagship product that
provides a simple and effective way for Facebook developers to monetize
their applications without using an advertising-based business model.
— Document Depository Corporation – a hosted service for efficient legal
document storage, tagging, sharing, and retrieval.
Technologies to Help Loosen the Tight Economic Reins:
— Home-Account, Inc. – an intelligent mortgage buying subscription service
giving homeowners the tools to help monitor and leverage their
home's value more effectively.
— Zipadi Technologies, LLC – the first do-it-yourself, SaaS publishing
platform for SMB's, allowing merchants to build an interactive
e-commerce Web site using less time and money.
— 7 Billion People, Inc.'s WebLegend – a new software solution
enabling e-retailers to adapt web pages in real-time to give individual
shoppers a personalized experience, increasing conversion rates by up to