DEMO Announces the Completion of the Selection Process for the Class of DEMOfall 08; More than 70 New Products to Take Center Stage in San Diego on September 7-9

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 1, 2008 — After hundreds of interviews the class of DEMOfall 08 has been finalized. And for the first time, DEMO has created a waiting list for DEMO 09. This year more than 70 new products are set to launch on center-stage in a series of live, six-minute demonstrations. Now in its 19th year and 28th event, DEMOfall 08 promises to be the biggest DEMO ever. The event will kick off with an evening welcome reception on Sunday, September 7th and demonstrations will take place all day September 8th and 9th at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. To register to attend visit: https://www.demo.com/goto/goto.do?call=start&mcode=F8STANDARD1

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"This has been a very exciting DEMO selection cycle and will undoubtedly lead to an extraordinary DEMOfall event. Not only did we receive an overwhelming response from potential demonstrators, but the caliber of products we've selected introduces a new phase in technology," said Chris Shipley, product analyst and executive producer of the DEMO conferences. "At DEMOfall you will see more mature, sophisticated, market-ready products that are a welcome counter to the Web 2.0, widgetware and free-site explosion of the last two years."

During the selection process, several trends began to surface as companies demonstrated their visions for the future of technology. Some themes that attendees can expect to see this DEMOfall include:

Television Meet the Web; Web Meet Television: new ways for Hollywood and consumers to deliver and view content.

Protecting Your Digital Property: from photos to music and film, new products for keeping what's yours.

A Smarter Web Finally Within Our Reach: new ways to search and use the Web.

It's Easy Being Green: products that make it easier to go green in the enterprise and at home.

Getting Embedded with Social Networks: useful ways to network and share on the Web.

Your Mobile, Your Life: from CRM systems to transport networks, there isn't anything you can't do on a cell phone.

Enterprise Meets Web 2.0: the future of collaboration, content and delivery.

In addition to new product demonstrations, DEMOfall 08 will continue to push the edge of technology dialogue with three new panels including journalists, thought leaders and technology evangelist as they debate the industry's future. And as always, attendees will "collaborate" as they bring their instruments to the conference and join in at the DEMO Jam Session.

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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