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The DEMO Conference

March 01, 2011 21:24 ET

DEMO Spring Day Two Features Companies From Mobile, Social and Media Industries

DEMO Announces People's Choice and DEMOgod Award Winners

PALM DESERT, CA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2011) - The official DEMO Spring 2011 conference today concluded with presentations and product launches from innovators in the mobile, social and media technologies industries. Influential business leaders including CEOs and CIOs, corporate development executives, venture capitalists and leading media representatives from across the country assembled in Palm Desert for the past two days to watch the exclusive unveiling of disruptive technologies and products never before seen in the market. The conference concluded with DEMO Executive Producer Matt Marshall presenting the sought-after DEMOgod awards to Zugara, Nimble, Manilla, V3, ecoATM and Ecobe. This year GutCheck was named People's Choice Award winner for GutCheck, receiving the coveted IDG Million Dollar Media Prize. All DEMO Spring launch presentations will be available for viewing within 24 hours on

Matt Marshall and the DEMO team hand-selected the best companies from hundreds of applicants vying for the opportunity to unveil their cutting-edge products and ideas to the prestigious DEMO audience. Along with company launches, DEMO Spring Day Two included sessions with top-tier CEOs in the technology industry, including Doug Mack, CEO of One Kings Lane; Mike Maples, Managing Partner of Floodgate Fund; and Scott Case, Priceline Co-Founder and CEO of Startup America. DEMO Spring marks Case's first public appearance since being named CEO.

"The best and brightest gather on the DEMO stage with the hopes of changing the technology landscape and becoming a household name," said Matt Marshall, DEMO Executive Producer. "The DEMO producers work to uncover game-changing new technologies that are on the verge of revolutionizing their respective industries."

Highlights from today's launches:

DEMOfocus on Social and Media Technologies (Part 1)

  • eLive Entertainment's eLive - eLive provides a multicast experience that allows users to talk while watching video and accessing links, pictures or videos live, along with offering your creations video on demand later.
  • Fetch Plus Asia Pacific, Pte. Ltd.'s - the FetchFans application allows companies with multiple social media accounts to effectively and efficiently advertise their brand across social networks through computer-generated, highly interactive, custom branded platforms.
  • GutCheck's GutCheck - this innovative web application allows companies to conduct qualitative research through one-on-one chat interviews with target market consumers at a fraction of the cost of traditional research methods.
  • HeyStaks's HeyStaks - HeyStaks is a social search service that allows you to collaborate anonymously to get more relevant results recommended by people you trust around topics that matter to you, while still using your favorite search engines.

AlphaPitch companies:

  • Ecobe's - Ecobe is a profit-sharing service that allows content creators to leverage a search engine's advertising profits to monetize their content.

DEMOfocus on Social and Media Technologies (Part 2)

  • Marginize's Marginize - Marginize adds a social layer to the web by allowing users to discover what others have said about any website and join the conversation as they browse.
  • Next Island, LLC's Next Island virtual world - in Next Island, the first virtual world with a real cash economy and time travel, players can explore, hunt, craft, socialize and work to earn cash and time travel to Ancient Greece. Played on a PC.
  •'s - is an online dating site created specifically to serve the relationship-minded gay and lesbian community.
  • Pixable's Pixable Photofeed - the free Pixable Photofeed application allows users to browse Facebook photos on iPad with intelligent photo discovery and rankings, and personalized streams displayed in full size format.

AlphaPitch companies:

  • Speaku's Speaku - Speaku is a topic-driven, real-time network for broadcasting rich content to a live global audience.

DEMOfocus on Social and Media Technologies (Part 3)

  • Silentale's SocialReplay - SocialReplay helps businesses extract key strategic information through qualitative data and analytics of social media accounts to assist in marketing program development.
  • Thoora's Thoora for Tablets - this service quickly curates and shares beautiful, naturally search-friendly and self-updating content for tablet devices. The result: human-curated, topical pages that are always fresh and relevant.
  • TrendSpottr's TrendSpottr - TrendSpottr is a search and curation service for real-time data streams that filters, aggregates and publishes the top trending headlines, videos, images, phrases, hashtags and places for any search term or topic of interest.
  • Viafoura's Viafoura - Viafoura drives dialogue among online consumers through split-screen video debate, text and gaming reward systems to increase engagement and gain better insight into user behavior.

AlphaPitch companies:

  • The Geco's The Geco - The Geco is a platform for online apparel retailers to help increase revenue by allowing customers to interact and accurately check their clothing size or that of friends.

DEMOfocus on Mobile Technologies

  • mSIGNIA's Dynamic Device Identity - the Dynamic Device Identity platform provides a safe, reliable device identity for tablets and mobile devices while enabling easy access to cloud services without troublesome passwords or service interruptions.
  • Guardly's Guardly - Guardly is the first mobile personal safety service that gives people the ability to alert family, friends and local authorities about an emergency in a single tap.
  • HighNote's HighNote - HighNote brings people together by providing a new, more social way to message. HighNote allows users to send free messages to other HighNote users anywhere around the world with media-enhancements including video, music, audio, pictures and maps.
  • JetStreamHD's JetStreamHD - JetStreamHD enables your iPad to instantly access and stream any video, song, or photo from your home network without download time, sync hassles, or memory limits.
  • MobileNation's MobileNation - MobileNation enables everyday people to design and build bespoke applications for mobile devices using an intuitive drag and drop visual interface, no programming required.
  • News360's News360 for iPad - the News360 iPad platform collects news and identifies important trends and stories throughout the day, tailoring the news stream to specific interests by using the user's location and social graph.
  • Screenreach Interactive Ltd.'s Screach - Screach is a unique platform that allows anyone to create real-time two-way interactive experiences between a smart device and any content, anywhere.
  • ShowUhow, Inc.'s ShowUhow Product Experience Platform - The 360° Product Experience Platform offers manufacturers and retailers a series of on-demand, video-based Product Guides to aid in consumer installation speed, reduce number of support calls and increase product satisfaction.
  • Bizness Apps' Small Business iPhone and Android Apps - Bizness Apps makes smartphone apps affordable and simple for small businesses through a do-it-yourself platform that allows users to simultaneously create, edit, and manage apps online without any programming knowledge.
  • Life Is Better ON's ON Voicefeed - ON VoiceFeed is a downloadable visual voicemail client that allows you to create a different greeting for each of your contacts. Better still, if you don't have time to record a greeting, you can simply type it.

DEMOgod Award™ Winners

The enviable DEMOgod Awards are presented to the companies that exhibit exceptional potential to thrive in the market while inspiring and stimulating the DEMO audience. Congratulations to the six companies that Matt Marshall honored with DEMOgod Awards during DEMO Spring 2011:

People's Choice Award - IDG's Million Dollar Media Prize Winner

Also announced this afternoon was the winner of the $1M IDG Media Prize, an exclusive multimedia advertising package, given to a single demonstrating company that was recognized by attendees as winner of the desirable People's Choice award. 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 PC World, among others, as well as the DEMO and VentureBeat Web sites. Attendees and the press vote on the People's Choice Award winner. Matt Marshall honored the following company with this exciting award:

Save the date for DEMO Fall 2011! The DEMO conference will return to Santa Clara, CA at the Hyatt Regency, September 13-15, 2011.

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DEMO Spring 2011 Sponsors

DEMO Spring 2011 Platinum Sponsors: InLab Ventures, Microsoft BizSpark, Porter Novelli,, Qualcomm and Verisign.

DEMO Spring 2011 Gold Sponsors: Austin Ventures, Comerica Bank, Cooley, GreenbergTraurig, Howard, Rice Nemorovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin, InFocus, Mintz Levin, National Science Foundation, NEC, Northern Trust, NYSE Euronext, Rogers Ventures, Rothstein Kass, Silicon Valley Bank, SkinIt, Topaz Partners, TriNet, tubemogul, VCNetwork, Wells Fargo, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

DEMO Demonstrator Alumni include:, Rseven Mobile, Inc., eXaudios Technologies, Ltd, Always Innovating, Inc., Boingo Wireless, Inc., Liaise, Inc.

The DEMO Showcase will feature Bump, connectsoft, IDrive, joget, LiveChime, livescribe, The Travel Innovation Summit, SocialRadius and Topicmarks.

Strategic Partners include: Angelsoft, BluePoint Venture Marketing,, GuidewireGroup, Levy Innovation, Marketwire, New Media Synergy, The Demo Coach and VentureBeat.

The official DEMO Spring Live Broadcast Sponsor is

About the DEMO Conferences

Produced by IDG Enterprise in conjunction with VentureBeat, the DEMO conferences in the United States and China 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

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