After another eventful evening, this time at the traditional DEMO Jam Session event, day 2 of DEMO08 was another intense day of product launches. Once again, rather than reviewing every single company that launched a product I will offer some tidbits and analysis from day 2.
Here are some tidbits from DEMO08 day 2:
BitGravity - A content deliver startup which looks to offer High Definition video over the Web. BitGravity is definitely a company to watch in 2008 as video on the Web continues to improve and mature.
Cozimo.com - Offers real-time collaboration and reviews on video and images in real-time. Users can annotate images and videos to collaborate and review
xtranormal - This fun startup enables anyone to create and manipulate 3D avatars within preset environments to effortlessly create animated profiles, talk shows, newscasts and movie clips. Customers can then combine these animations with third-party clips and broadcast the resulting videos to their friends.
HubDub - Combines a social news aggregator with predictive markets to create an innovative news play. For more on Hubdub check out the SF coverage earlier this week.
iLeonardo - a collaborative social utility to connect people and similar collections of information on the Web to enable users to discover, collect and share information on the Web.
atlaspost.com - A map-based social network that lets users network on a global map which reminded me of Frappr maps.
YouChoose - Distributed conversation management system for comments on blog other sites thus making any site social.
Redux - An online dating site which focuses on people discovery. Redux leverages a "socially aware" algorithm to try to personalize the experience and match users with others with like interests and profiles. Redux displays a relevancy rating which helps to organizes its users by the chance you might want to talk to another user. Redux also looks to do event discovery to help users figure out new things to do.
Standout Jobs - Launched 'reception' which 0ffers online recruiting tools for employers to attract and maintain solid employees. It offers a platform for videos, news and updates about any employer as well as a distribution network for job boards. Reception also helps aggregate information about potential employees as it creates a recruiting profile which can be used to help employees keep track of job candidates.
Liquidus - This Chicago-based company offers video creation and distribution on the Web. Also offers an online interface for producing and distributing video faster, better, cheaper is called SpotSense. Liquidus could become a value company for sites looking for video ads creation for a number of different platforms.
TubeMogul - TubeMogul helps publishers to distribute online video on multiple video sites at once. TubeMogul is like FeedBurner for video distribution as it also offers a valuable analytics dashboard for video distribution networks.
Visible Measures - Captures all end-user video clicks from the play, pause and rewind to help publishers and advertisers measure the consumption and distribution of Internet video. This could be a very useful tool as we all look to determine the attention of video watchers online.
support.com - Offers easy PC support for the masses via PC Health Check software to help empower users to figure out what might be wrong with a computer. Once computer issues are determined, support.com can help find a way to fix the problem. This could be helpful for anyone looking for a way to figure out what might be wrong your computer.
Pathworks Software Corp. - Launched a new collaborative customer service application to help companies keep track of consumer service needs.
SupportSpace - Offers a support platform that allows experts to remotely share knowledge.
Aternity - Offers a way for IT departments to have some additional visibility onto the issues in IT networks.
MANDIANT - This Virginia-based startup offers a security solution for the enterprise which looks to monitor an a network and find evil.
Symantec Family Safety - a new solution to help parents ensure safe interactions for their children online in a broad range of areas.
good2gether - offers a new search and social media Web service that connects people to causes through a distributed network of Websites. Nonprofits can benefit by gaining exposure to a larger audience. I like products for good so good2gether obviously sparked my interest.
KonoLive - Instant collaboration toolbar that makes it easy to work and share information with others. It seems like a every easy to use client/toolbar like product. Reviewers can comment on a document or other media which show up like sticky notes in the site.
CHALEX Corp. - An asset management tool for the enterprise which can be used to communicate and collaborate with others within the organization. It leverages tagging and folders for organizational purposes.
Huddle.net - This UK-based startup launched a Facebook application to offer an online workspace that connects social networks and collaboration. Huddle.net allows you to connect your social and work relationships in one place. Gives you tools to get things done with a number of features for free. It offers similar collaboration tools to that of 37signals Basecamp.
Rove Mobile - This Ottawa-based company launched a consumer software that enables anyone to work and see a PC desktop called PC Mobilizer from a mobile device. This means you can access EVERYTHING from your computer from you mobile phone. Rove demoed accessing and manipulating an image file on Adobe photoshop from a mobile phone. WOW! That is a pretty killer value proposition.
Catalyst Web Services - This Alexandria, Virginia-based startup launched Catalyst Office which is a Web-based suite specifically designed for small businesses. It includes email, calendar and collaboration tools. Catalyst Office is geared towards the small business. Companies can create and manage projects and profiles to organize and collaborate. With a business model based on storage Catalyst Office makes it easy for any company to adopt this Web-based software as a service.
Sterna Technologies - With a very smart dog on the the DEMO stage, Sterna launched BPS or "Business Positioning System" which is an analytics dashboard for watching your business earnings. It also offers projection capabilities to help business owners to make more informed decisions based on real numbers. Sterna BPS seems to offer a comprehensive analytics suite.
Asankya - Real-time content company that helps to keep videos and other streaming media companies going in a high quality.
Kaazing - This Mountain View, California-based enabling technology startup offers a new real-time Web solution for the Java enterprise, ideal for applications from online trading to games. This might come in handy for Web developers but it just isn't the sexiest thing to present on a DEMO stage.
Nirvanix - After distroying a storage server on the DEMO stage Nirvanix explained how it offers distributed online storage platform similar to Amazon's S3 service but the difference is that Nirvanix's distributed approach lends to quicker access to your files. FreeDrive is a partner that is built on Nirvanix and they showed off their stuff on the DEMO stage which pointed out how Nirvanix does trans coding for you as well which is a step up from the Amazon storage offering.
Squidcast - Delivering High Definition video is not easy to showcase on the Web. Squidcast has created a platform for sharing HD quality video over the Web and make it easy to share the video while keeping the video quality intact. The DEMO was impressive as so many video sharing sites degrade the quality of online video. I would like to start using this product immediately, especially with all the large video files I have collected this week at DEMO08. Unfortunately, Squidcast appears to have run out of beta invites so I guess I will have to wait to get started.
Yoics - A Palo Alto-based startup offers a free and secure way to access all your devices and gadgets from one dashboard website. Yoic reminds me of an instant messaging client where your devices take the place of your buddies making all your data and devices available through the Web.
Delver - Attempts to leverage social network connects to garner social search results. Delver aggregates your social graph from all social activity on the Web to then leverage your contacts to produce social search results. So in essences Delver finds search results from your friends and contacts thus increasing the relevancy. Delver has the potential of being a powerful and extremely relevant search because it is all about you and your contacts knowledge.
Eyealike - Offers a search dashboard for video content publishers to curb content copyright violations but leveraging sophisticated technology to detect when video content is being hijacked. Video content community sites and video producers should really be able to benefit from the Eyealike content detection suite.
Silobreaker - Offers a powerful suite of search tools for analysis and trends. Through innovative visual representations of contextual data Silobreaker has created new way to search the Web for news, trends, research and analysis. Focused on providing insight as a service and I have to admit Silobreaker was very insightful demo at DEMO08.
Circos.com - Offers a semetic Web search to aggregate and organize local information about just about anything on the Web. Circos enables you to search with real word terms in context. It allows you search for hotels and restaurants with reviews by other people online. So basically, all the reviews are pulled from the live Web. Circos also offers a Facebook application integration for finding local recommendations and search. Circos could really come in handy when looking for a place to stay or eat with a specific mood or feel. Brilliant!
Jodange - A Yonkers, New York-based startup provides the ability to isolate people’s opinion and sentiment about key topics over time. It allows you to track trends in opinion holders. So you can search on specific people's opinions on a various topics. I have never seen anything like this. It is truly forward thinking and innovative - that is my opinion anyway.