DEMO Alumni Continue to Innovate and Receive Industry Accolades; A Round Up of April’s DEMO Demonstrator News

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MAY 6, 2008 — Over the past 17 years more than 2000 companies have launched at DEMO conferences which are known as a prestigious launch pad to introduce new and cutting-edge technology. In April many of the DEMO alumni around the world continued to innovate with expanded product offerings, partnerships and critical business milestones. Companies interested in launching new products at the DEMO conferences can apply at

"DEMO showcases companies with the most provocative technologies and viable business models. Our stringent process of evaluating and selecting each DEMO participant means that each DEMO event highlights only the best technologies with the most impact as they come to market," said Chris Shipley, product analyst and executive producer of the DEMO conferences. "The fact that the DEMO alumni continue to innovate with expanded offerings, new partnerships, and are receiving industry accolades is a testament to the viability and business acumen of these companies."

In April, many companies announced new milestones including:

— Aternity ( (DEMO 08)

was named one of Gartner's "Cool Vendors in IT Operations, 2008", which

chooses companies that represent "unique and interesting offerings in

the IT management marketplace." The company's Frontline Performance

Intelligence Platform combines application, desktop and user

performance monitoring with real-time business intelligence.

— CellSpin ( (DEMO 08)

launched a new feature that lets users post audio, video, still images

and text from mobile telephones to social networking sites like

Facebook and MySpace for free. CellSpin is a rich media-sharing

application that lets users update multiple social networking sites

with one click.

— Blist ( (DEMO 08)

announced support for international characters and non-English

languages and other new community capabilities to help expand its use

outside the U.S. Blist is an online social database provider.

— Sprout, Inc. (

(DEMO 08) introduced a software development kit (SDK) and version 1.5

of its free, beta SproutBuilder software that expands the capabilities

of its widgets and banners to place telephone calls, show video blogs,

collect data, survey audiences, and display messages.

— StackSafe, Inc. (

(DEMO 08) a provider of pre-production staging and testing solutions

for IT operations teams, named a "Cool vendor in IT operations" by

Gartner in a 2008 report on innovative solutions.

— ClipBlast! (

(DEMOfall 07) this week announced it is indexing video content from The

Hill, a leading political newspaper. The company will index all current

and future content from The Hill's video channel (HillTube), including

streaming videos from the site's Leading the News, Opinion and Capital

Living features.

— Dimdim (

(DEMOfall 07) announced it is opening its free service to the public.

The service allows anyone to create and host a Web meeting, and share

their desktop, show documents and slides, collaborate via whiteboard,

as well as talk via Internet audio through any Web browser (no

additional downloads required by attendees).

— Livemocha (

(DEMOfall 07) the language learning social network, added new courses

for Russian, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese bringing its total to 10

languages. The company said membership has reached 400,000 in more than

200 countries since its launch last September. The company also