Innovative Crop of Companies Round Out the DEMO 09 Conference
PALM DESERT, Calif. — March 3, 2009 — DEMO 09 concluded today with 15 companies giving 6-minute live presentations; new Co-Executive Producer, Matt Marshall hosting three DEMObeat panels; and Chris Shipley, DEMO's Executive Producer closing the day by presenting this year's DEMOgod and People's Choice Awards.
Over 500 people enjoyed the three day conference in the California desert while another 200,000 views were logged throughout the proceedings through BitGravity's BG Live(TM) video stream–reaching a worldwide audience of viewers representing every continent (except Antarctica). The audiences attending DEMO and watching the live broadcast around the world had the chance to connect throughout the event through the first ever conference implementation of Facebook Live Feed technology. Over 4,000 status updates were logged through the Live Feed widget over the three day show.
"Watching the high quality of entrepreneurs and companies presenting at DEMO is always refreshing, especially as each year brings a new level of spirit and enthusiasm," said Chris Shipley. "This year's line up has once again proven to be overachieving innovators who will help shape the course of the technology industry, and I am proud to have been there for the beginning of their success."
"Today's demonstrators emphasized the need for technology in the current state of our economy," said Matt Marshall. "The thought and resourcefulness exhibited in today's product demos will no doubt benefit the efficiency of companies and consumers in the near future."
Highlights from today's technology introductions include:
Internet Tools Providing Business and Personal Benefits
— Ensembli, Ltd. – software that digs into your personal interests and
continues to service relevant articles.
— Evri, Inc. – software allowing users to share interests from the Web
— Purewire, Inc.'s Purewire Trust – the first service to protect
individuals in user-to-user relationships for commerce, collaboration
— Qubes, Inc.'s Gagapost – software that allows blog owners to easily
create a post and then enable various groups to collaborate, contribute,
and co-own the post.
— XMARKS' Xmarks.com – a consumer Web discovery service providing
detailed information including popularity rankings, site reviews,
similar sites and related topics.
— Gazaro, Inc. – the first user-controlled and personalized electronic
— HowSimple, LLC's Q – a desktop application allowing consumers to
create, access, manage and share unlimited content and media.
— Primal Fusion, Inc. – ideas and thoughts captured from the Web on
networks can be transformed into documents, Web sites, RSS feeds, etc.
— Kutano Corp. – a ubiquitous public forum for sharing information
side-by-side on any Web page.
Time Saving, More Efficient Results
— Xandros, Inc.'s Instant On – an offering that enables computers to
boot in seconds, available as a customizable solution for OEMs and as a
— Symantec Corp.'s Project Guru – tools and services to enable tech
savvy users to efficiently and effectively provide IT support remotely
to family members and friends.
— Jadoos, Inc. – a cloud-based social Web operating system, giving
companies and developers the infrastructure to build, connect and
monetize simple and advanced social applications.
— deskNET SA's sobees – software that organizes and integrates Web
applications and services onto the desktop, making them available
— AppZero Corp. – software that speeds cloud computing adoption to create
Virtual Application Appliances.
Engaging Kids Using Smart Incentives
— SmartyCard – the first online game where kids experience an intelligent