SOURCE: GrandCentral

September 20, 2006 11:00 ET

GrandCentral Selected to Launch at DEMOfall 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2006 -- GrandCentral, an emerging personal communications company, today announced its plans to launch the public beta of its GrandCentral communications service at the prestigious DEMOfall 2006 conference (, the premiere showcase for the technologies of tomorrow. DEMOfall 2006 will take place September 25-27 in San Diego, CA. GrandCentral will be at booth number 28.

After rigorously screening hundreds of companies, DEMO Executive Producer Chris Shipley selected GrandCentral to present at the event. "GrandCentral provides us with an innovative approach to simplifying our daily communications," said Shipley. "I recognize the potential for GrandCentral's product in helping people of all ages manage their personal communications. It is my pleasure to have the company launch at DEMOfall."

"We are thrilled to be a part of DEMOfall and among the few emerging companies that have the potential to make a name for themselves in their marketplace," said Craig Walker, CEO of GrandCentral. "DEMO's focus on the intersection of technology and consumer lifestyle makes it the ideal place for us to launch our beta service. Our GrandCentral service will enable consumers to simplify their everyday communications in a way that is relevant and personal to them."

About DEMOfall

Produced by Network World Events and Executive Forums, the semi-annual DEMO conferences focus on emerging technologies and new products, 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. Each DEMO conference features approximately 70 new companies, products and technologies. For more information, visit

About GrandCentral

GrandCentral is a privately held, emerging personal communications company. A GrandCentral community initiative, Project CARE (Communications And Respect for Everybody) provides free local phone numbers and voicemail to those without access to a traditional phone number. Project CARE provides these services at no charge and will save the voicemail messages for life. GrandCentral launched a pilot version of Project CARE in San Francisco in April 2006. For more information about Project CARE, email us at

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