DEMO News Site Offers Tech Watchers More Ways to Stay Ahead of the Curve; Updated Site Delivers More News, Venture Funding Tracking, Jobs, Polls, and Slideshows

SOUTHBOROUGH, MA – MAY 7, 2008 — The DEMO news site today introduces new features to help technology watchers track the thousands of alumni companies and disruptive technologies that launched at the world-renowned DEMO conferences for the past 18 years.

"We're responding to our DEMO conferences' audiences, who want to know what happens to the products, companies, and people after they launch at DEMO conferences and enter the competitive global market," said Mary A.C. Fallon, editor-in-chief and site producer. "We report in-depth about how many of the world's best start-ups and established companies are changing digital dynamics at work and at home, as well as write about public policies and tech trends."

Besides publishing more news and commentary, the DEMO news site features many ways stay ahead of the technology curve and communicate with the world's top entrepreneurs. New features are:

DEMOdeals — tracks the money DEMO alumni companies receive from venture and angel investors.

DEMOtracker — daily stories about new products by DEMO alumni companies.

DEMO Alumni Feeds — aggregates commentary from thousands of blogs that write about DEMO alumni companies.

DEMOdialog — ongoing conversations with hundreds of companies that have launched products at DEMO conferences since 2004. Readers can subscribe to specific DEMO alumni company profiles and stay engaged in conversations.

DEMO Job Board — technology jobs from around the U.S. posted daily.

DEMOwords — weekly custom, interactive crossword puzzles about digital technology trends, people, issues, and events by puzzle master Myles Mellor.

DEMOshots — slideshows of the people, products, and trends changing how consumers and enterprises use the Internet.

DEMOpolls — vote on issues that impact you and technology.

The DEMO news site also aggregates emerging technology news as seen through the eyes of 18 top emerging technology bloggers in venture capital, market analysis, universities, and journalism. Bloggers include Chris Shipley and Carla Thompson of The Guidewire; Pete Cashmore of Mashable; Richard Macmanus of ReadWrite Web; the VentureBeat team; Guy Kawasaki of How to Change the World; Tim Oren of Due Diligence; Paul McNamara of Buzzblog; Keith Shaw of Cool Tools; Eric Olson of Olson's Observations; Paul Stamatiou of Georgia Tech; Frank Gruber of Somewhat Frank; the Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog; Dharmesh Shah of On Startups; Colbert Low of The Gadget Blog; Redeye VC's Josh Kopelman, managing Director of First Round Capital; Seeing Both Sides' Jeff Bussgang of Flybridge Capital Partners; David Beisel of the Web Innovators Group; and Beyond VC's Ed Sims of Dawntreader Ventures; and John M. Jordon of Early Indications.

In addition, DEMO news site publishes hundreds of videos from DEMO conferences; the weekly On the Market column and Innovators to Watch reports by Chris Shipley, chief executive officer of The Guidewire Group and executive producer of DEMO conferences in the U.S.; and "6 Minutes with…", bi-weekly podcasts discussions with entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Listeners can also subscribe to DEMO podcasts on iTunes or receive a RSS feed.

Fallon, DEMO's editor-in-chief, is an award-winning veteran business journalist, who has reported about technology for the San Jose Mercury News, WGBH-TV, Technology & Media, Silicon Valley INK, and the Worcester Telegram among others.

About the DEMO

DEMO, a business 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 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,, 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 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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