DEMO 08 Conference Unveils 77 Never-Before-Seen Innovations; Program Focuses on Online Video Content, the Social Web, Innovative Tech Support, Flexible Business Software, African Ingenuity, and More.
PALM DESERT, CA – JANUARY 30, 2008 – The DEMO 08 conference wrapped this evening following a packed day of live stage demonstrations and intense pavilion sessions where demonstrators showed off their products one- on-one to conference attendees. DEMO, known to launch the best new digital technologies, is a forum for entrepreneurs to impact early adopters, secure funding, attract merger and acquisition targets, and network with the technology industry's elite. Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums and hosted by emerging technology analyst Chris Shipley, DEMO is the industry's must-attend conference.
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"In the past few months, I have met with more than 300 companies from five continents representing a tremendous range of markets, technologies, and entrepreneurial energy," said Shipley. "The 77 demonstrators that have launched here at DEMO 08 represent the very best technologies, products, and services coming to market today."
Today's introductions included technologies designed for:
— creating, distributing, and viewing video content online;
— making the Web a more interactive place;
— managing and measuring video advertisements
— maintaining computer health through sophisticated tech support;
— retrofitting the Web's infrastructure for today's onslaught of rich
media applications; and
— fine-tuning and pinpointing search results.
Highlights from today's technology introductions include:
Creating and Consuming Video Content Online
— xtranormal, Inc.'s Pjungle — template-based application that allows
users to create near-life, character-based, online messaging,
communications and storytelling.
— Capzles, Inc.'s Capzles — an engaging and attractive 'social
storytelling' community that allows users to express themselves through
combined videos, photos/images, blogs and music/audio along horizontal
The Social Web
— Hubdub, Ltd.'s Hubdub News — allows users to discover and measure
opinions in the mass market by tracking running news stories over
— Buzka, Pty Ltd.'s Buzka POPNets — helps customers build social
networks focused on finding and sharing product related information and
— Redux, Inc.'s Redux — a social network that helps young professionals
get settled in new communities, find people with similar likes, and
identify activities that appeal to their interests.
Tools to Manage and Measure Online Video Advertising
— Liquidus Corp.'s Liquidus SpotSense — an online interface for
producing and distributing video advertising faster, better, and
cheaper than existing offerings.
— TubeMogul, Inc.'s Premium Distribution & Analytics — allows producers
and content owners to upload videos once and automatically deploy them
to top video sharing sites, delivering measurements about viewings and
— Visible Measures Corp.'s VisiblePlatform — provides unprecedented
visibility into online video audiences and how they engage —
or don't — with content assets, Web-based distribution, and
Service and Tech Support
— Pathworks Software Corp.'s Helpstream — the first Web-based,
on-demand, self-service customer support and help desk solution built