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DEMO Spring 2012 Conference Concludes With Revolutionary Social and Consumer Technology InnovationsDEMO Hosts Insightful Conversations With Google and AARP Leadership, StartUp Weekend Winners Take Stage (April 19, 2012)
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/19/12 -- Day Two of the DEMO Spring 2012 Conference, world-renowned for launching the most innovative companies in enterprise, mobile, cloud computing, consumer, social media and disruptive technologies, featured the most provocative new innovations in the areas of social and media and consumer technology, as well as insightful expert conversations about the impact and convergence of these exciting technologies and applications. Over the past two days, 73 demonstrators and 11 Alpha Pitch companies representing 12 countries -- from Israel to Norway to Istanbul -- have taken the stage to showcase today and tomorrow's most innovative technologies.
DEMO executive producer Matt Marshall hosted a panel discussion with Jody Holtzman, senior vice president, Thought Leadership, AARP and Steve Jurvetson, managing director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson on the importance today's market, and therefore entrepreneurs, are placing on design, especially with an aging population in mind. Marshall also conducted a one-on-one conversation with David Lawee, the vice president of corporate development at Google, on trends in the industry and how Google is continuing to help lead the market in innovations.
"The caliber of entrepreneurs and products showcased on the DEMO stage is consistently excellent," said Marshall. "Whether they are addressing the pain points of the world's largest enterprises or making the everyday consumer's life a little more enjoyable, the products launched during DEMO Spring 2012 have the potential to become household names."
Other speaker highlights from Day Two included top executives and expert "sages" from SugarCRM, Greylock Partners, Color Labs, SoftTech VC, Intel Capital and American Express, who discussed innovations in the social and media market; and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Cisco Systems, Menlo Ventures and Nextdoor.com who offered insights into the constantly changing consumer technology market.
DEMO gives both emerging and established companies from around the world the opportunity to showcase technologies in a unique forum. As part of this, winners of the Startup Weekend competition were given the opportunity to present their business ideas from the DEMO stage. These companies included Stinky DaVinci, winner of the Gaming category, PredictGaze, winner of the Mobile category and Eyes on Demand, winner of the Robotics category.
This year's DEMO Spring product debuts in the social and media and consumer space include everything from a technology that protects and scans personal and business Facebook pages in real time to the world's first weight-sensing electric skateboard.
Today's introductions included technologies designed for:
- The evolving and increasingly intuitive social market;
- The innovative and collaborative media market; and
- The ever-changing consumer technology market.
Highlights from Day Two technology introductions included:
Social and Media Technologies:
CrowdFanatic application from CrowdFanatic - A Facebook app that directly connects supporters of rival Facebook groups and pages to fight for their cause.
Ecobe.com from Ecobe - A socially responsible search service/portal site that gives 40 percent of its gross profit to the content providers of the sites/pages visited by users.
HashTip from HashTip - Connects friends and experts by their interest graph to bring users quality tips on products, services and activities.
Iconimetrix from Iconicast - Allows users to communicate consumer experience feedback and analysis through the use of a statistically averaged, easily interpreted "Smurk."
It's My Play from Max My Play, LLC - A social media website for the sports industry.
Jock Talk from Jock Talk - A social media publishing platform built by athletes to provide fans and professional athletes a single location to post conversations, videos and photos.
Jumala from Blade Games World - A game destination that brings game creation to everyone.
LiveAll from LiveAll - Allows users to collect fractions of memories across multiple social media sources and disks then organize those fractions into complete memories to be relived.
Network Clean from Network Clean Inc. - Protects and scans both personal and business Facebook pages in real time, plus alerts customers instantly for to inappropriate language, spam and more.
PositiveTALK from PositiveTalk, LLC - A social media app that help users understand and improve their positivity and the positivity of friends and followers.
Rawporter from Rawporter - Allows media to buy videos and photos by searching existing content, requesting content through targeted assignments or by setting up intelligent alerts.
SCHEDit from SCHEDit Technologies - Provides a Twitter-like service specifically for events.
Tablen from Tablen - A social network that uses tables to quickly create your social base without losing your social trails, nor compromising your privacy.
Ticlr.com from Ticlr, Inc. - A messaging platform that enables users to send a gesture or gift to strengthen and manage relationships with friends, family and professional contacts.
Tradesparq.com from Tradesparq - A B-to-B marketplace built on a social network.
Verifeyed from Verifeyed - A software product that is capable of indicating whether a digital image at hand has been modified or not.
ZigMail from ZigMail.com - An application for transactional emails that separates them out automatically from your Gmail, Yahoo! or AOL accounts, organizes them and then provides a daily summary back to your primary email account.
BodyMedia Patch from BodyMedia - Combines four sensors (skin temp, heat flux, GSR, and a three-axis accelerometer) to track biometric health data.
DealAngel from DealAngel - The first hotel search engine that uses pricing analytics to surface the "real deals."
Delta DVR from Whiteman Technology - A Windows-based Set-Top-Box, featuring Blu-ray playback, online streaming, content sharing and 3D gaming.
Eva from Evature - Enables the travel industry to search for travel using free text.
Fantasy Politics from Fantasy Politics - A game that applies fantasy sports dynamics to politics.
Fooya from FriendsLearn - The world's first game built on the principles of "learnification." This 3D food fight game enhances user's understanding about the intricacies of diet, health and wellness.
Georama from Georama - The first end-to-end leisure travel platform.
LykeBox & Lyke Manager from StorNetworks - LykeBox lets people follow companies they like, and rewards them for attention & purchase while LykeManager lets brands create deals and manages rewards for Lykers.
Model One from BryteWerks - A revolutionary smart projector.
NeedToEat from NeedToEat - An intuitive health maintenance application, empowering health-conscious users to achieve and maintain healthier, more balanced lifestyles.
penveu from penveu - Enhances the functionality of previously installed projectors and large screen displays in a device that brings rocket science to the masses.
Slikk.com from Slikk Inc. - A search engine with advanced new features like SearchBrowse and MultiView.
The Coupon Doc from The Coupon Doc - Sources and displays discounts on prescription and over the counter medications.
Tucoola from Tucoola - A social platform which delivers skills enhancement and a school readiness program to young children, using fun online games.
Yogurtistan from Yogurt AS - A 3D virtual world where users can play games, create shops, and exchange goods and services with animated avatars.
ZBoard from Intuitive Motion - The world's first, weight-sensing electric skateboard.
Visitors to www.DEMO.com may view all DEMO stage presentations within 24 hours of each product launch.
DEMOgod Award Winners
The DEMOgod Awards are presented to the DEMO companies that exhibit exceptional potential to thrive in the market while inspiring and stimulating the DEMO audience. Congratulations to the following companies that were honored with DEMOgod Awards during DEMO Spring 2012:
- Jumala from Blade Games World
- ShowOff Home Stager from VisApp
- Tosigram from Tosigram (Alpha Pitch)
- TourWrist from TourWrist
- Voxeet from Voxeet
- ZBoard from Intuitive Motion
People's Choice Award - IDG's Million Dollar Media Prize Winner
Also announced this afternoon was the winner of the People's Choice Award, which includes a $1M IDG Media Prize, an exclusive multimedia advertising package, given to a single demonstrating company that was chosen by DEMO Spring 2012 attendees. The multi-faceted media package will consist of a six-month advertising campaign promoting the launch of the selected innovations across the most relevant IDG brands including CIO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World, among others, as well as the DEMO and VentureBeat websites. Matt Marshall honored the following company with this exciting award:
- TourWrist from TourWrist
Stay connected with DEMO through the communities on the following sites:
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/DEMOconference
- LinkedIn: http://www.demo.com/linkedin
- Twitter: http://twitter.com/demo
Look forward to DEMO Fall 2012 taking place October 1-3 in Santa Clara, CA. If you're interested in attending or being a part of the DEMO Fall 2012 class, or are interested in learning more about DEMO International, please visit http://www.demo.com.
DEMO Spring 2012 Sponsors
DEMO Spring 2012 Platinum Sponsors: AARP, Dynamics, Fusion-IO, Microsoft BizSpark, PlugandPlayTechCenter.com, Porter Novelli and Startup America Partnership.
DEMO Spring 2012 Gold Sponsors: Citi, Citrix Startup Accelerator, Comerica Bank, Cooley, LLP, IBM, Invest Northern Ireland, J.P. Morgan, LOUD3R, Merrill Lynch, NEC, Northern Trust, NYSE Euronext, SecondMarket, Silicon Valley Bank, Social Radius, Topaz Partners, TriNet, VCNetwork, Wells Fargo, William Blair and Wilson Sonsini Goodrick & Rosati.
DEMO Spring 2012 Showcase Sponsors: 4Mads, AgeTek, Business Planning HQ, Carr & Ferrell, Game Maki, George Mobile, Hoiio API, Monaca, OmniStrat, PhoCusWright, Scribit, ShareWith911.com, The Falls Event Center, Venturocket, YouEye, Zadara Storage and Zirtu.
DEMO Spring 2012 Strategic Partners: BoogarLists, Churchill Club, Conference Guru, Conferize, Cool Blue Press, Environmental Business Cluster, Expert CEO, Hawai'i Angels, Keiretsu Forum, Mass Challenge, Mobile Groove, New Media Synergy, pariSoma, Parks Associates, Tech Coast Angels, TechZulu, The California Stock Exchange, ubergizmo and Wireless Industry Partnership.
About the DEMO Conferences
Produced by the IDG Enterprise events group in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States, Asia and Brazil focus on emerging technologies and new products innovations, which are hand selected from across the spectrum of the technology marketplace. The DEMO conferences have earned their reputation for consistently identifying tomorrow's cutting-edge technologies, and have served as launch pad events for companies such as Palm, E*TRADE, Handspring, and U.S. Robotics, helping them to secure venture funding, establish critical business relationships, and influence early adopters. For more information on the DEMO conferences, visit http://www.demo.com/.
The DEMO community also benefits from the award winning DEMOletter. A weekly e-newsletter designed to reach the people who are creating companies, building products and launching new ideas, DEMOletter provides smart insight and analysis of entrepreneurial business issues. To subscribe, go to: http://www.demo.com
About IDG Enterprise
IDG Enterprise, an International Data Group (IDG) company brings together the leading editorial brands (CFOworld, CIO, Computerworld, CSO, DEMO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World) to serve the information needs of our technology, security and financial-focused audiences. As the premier hi-tech B2B media company, we serve our reader and advertiser audiences by delivering award-winning content, community, conversation and conversion solutions across our entire portfolio of websites, events, magazines, products and services. In addition, the CIO Executive Council is a peer advisory service that delivers on the business, technology, and leadership needs for the world's elite CIOs and their respective staffs. For more information, visit www.idgenterprise.com.
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