13 hot products from DEMOfall '09

Products from this year's DEMOfall show run the gamut, from cloud video surveillance technology to Web 2.0 patent databases to software that helps you scope out your dates for sketchy Internet activity.

By , Network World |  Business, DEMOfall '09

Product: Hashwork

This is a sort of Twitter for your workplace that can integrate Google Calendar and Twitter to give workers a hub they can monitor throughout the day to see what their coworkers are up to. The folks at DEMO claim that Hashwork has become a staple in their daily work environment.

Company: dotSyntax, LLC

Product: Digsby

One annoying feature of having multiple accounts with different social networking and instant messaging protocols is the need to keep multiple windows open at once if you want to keep track of them all. Digsby is a program that aims to consolidate all these protocols by merging all instant messaging screen names onto one single messenger and by merging social networking sites to give real-time updates on all of them simultaneously. For instance, if you had accounts with MySpace, Twitter and Facebook, Digsby would serve as a one-stop hub that would tell you every time a friend wrote something on your wall or responded to your tweets.

Company: Article One Partners, LLC 

Product: AOP Patent Studies

The goal of this technology is to apply Web 2.0 collaborative technology to the field of patent research. In other words, if you are a company looking to see if your patent claim will hold up in court, you can use AOP’s community of patent advisors to help you out. Article One says that it charges clients for an annual subscription that will give them “real-time access to validity evidence” and communication “with AOP’s scientific community… to optimize their research.”~~

Company: Tungle Corp

Product: Tungle for iPhone

Tungle, which debuted last year at DEMO, is a planning application that helps friends and coworkers share their calendars and create schedules for meetings based on availability. The application is now available for the iPhone and it will let iPhone users sync with Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple iCal and Entourage for Macs.

Company: Waze, Inc. 

Product: Waze

Waze combines the open-source editing capabilities of Wikipedia with the real-time immediacy of Twitter to provide users with fast-breaking updates on traffic conditions. Essentially it works like this: If you’re stuck in a traffic jam, you send an update explaining your location and the density of the current traffic. This technique can also be used to flag areas that have speeding cameras or areas that are well-known police speed traps. This mobile app is available on Android phones, the iPhone, RIM devices and Windows Mobile devices.

Company: Micello, Inc.

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