Day two of DEMO 2012 was also the day for choosing a winner of the product pitch competition. A company called TourWrist won US$ 1 million worth of free IDG (DEMO's main sponsor) advertising with its 360 degree panoramic photography app for iPhone and iPad.

At DEMO Spring 2012, companies waiting to pitch their gear before the live audience were divided up into categories, and spread out over the two days. But, in between each category of presenters, DEMO organized a brief overview discussion about relevant topics. The one-on-one talks featured industry leaders like Zach Nelson, president and CEO of NetSuite, Aaron Levine, CEO and co-founder of Box and David Lawee, vice president of corporate development at Google.

ZBoard

One highlight from day two of DEMO included the ZBoard electric skateboard with weight-sensing technology. The company raised over a quarter of a million dollars on website Kickstarter before coming to DEMO and winning one of the DEMOGod awards for best new product. The video below features one DEMO attendee, Bay area-based educator Christopher Burniske, trying out the ZBoard inside the Santa Clara County Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Zboard uses two buttons on either side of the top of the board to control the motor on the underside of the deck. Lean on the front footpad to skate, and tap the other pad to brake. It weighs 30-37 lbs (based on the model), can go 17 miles per hour and has a range of up to 10 miles, according to Intuitive Motion, makers of ZBoard. They do cost $600-$850, however.

Slikk

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Slikk is a new search engine that makes storing, organizing and filing results very intuitive.

 

Slikk is a new search engine that also doubles as a catalog for storing search findings. Click a search result for a preview that is actually a real Web page right inside the search engine window. Additionally, by clicking the MySlikk button on the preview window, the search results collected are stored under one URL for easy sharing and filing. The MySlikk searches can be made anonymous, or when logged in to Slikk, can be modified by approved users. A good research tool for students, CEO and founder Feivi Arnstein said in an interview.

 

Hashtip

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Hashtip socializes the finding of deals for recommended buys and uses.

Hashtip is a new use for the ever expanding power of the Twitter-based hashtag. Use the phrase '#tip' in your Facebook or Twitter feed to help your friends and followers find the best deals on anything they might be searching for. It's a social way of recommending new products, favorite restaurants or whatever your friends trust you to suggest that can then be used to find the best deal. It's also free.

Verifeyed

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Verifeyed made good use of the quick-pitch format at DEMO, but the technology behind the product also impressed.

A new image forensics app that can tell if a photo has been altered, Verifeyed had one of the more offbeat presentations at DEMO 2012. Whether or not this was inspired by online serial short You Suck at Photoshop is not known, but use of the technology could admittedly be used to see which online dating photos had been tampered with and which were real, for example.

New and emerging tech companies who want a chance to get up on stage and publicize their services and software will have to wait until October 1-3 for DEMO Fall 2012. That is, unless they want to go to Beijing or Sao Paulo in August or September for DEMO China and DEMO Brazil.

Let us know in the comments if you have a DEMO idea or if you've ever been to the conference and what you thought of it.  

 

 

 

 

 

Day two of DEMO 2012 was also the day for choosing a winner of the product pitch competition. A company called TourWrist won US$ 1 million worth of free IDG (DEMO's main sponsor) advertising with its 360 degree panoramic photography app for iPhone and iPad.

At DEMO Spring 2012, companies waiting to pitch their gear before the live audience were divided up into categories, and spread out over the two days. But, in between each category of presenters, DEMO organized a brief overview discussion about relevant topics. The one-on-one talks featured industry leaders like Zach Nelson, president and CEO of NetSuite, Aaron Levine, CEO and co-founder of Box and David Lawee, vice president of corporate development at Google.

ZBoard

One highlight from day two of DEMO included the ZBoard electric skateboard with weight-sensing technology. The company raised over a quarter of a million dollars on website Kickstarter before coming to DEMO and winning one of the DEMOGod awards for best new product. The video below features one DEMO attendee, Bay area-based educator Christopher Burniske, trying out the ZBoard inside the Santa Clara County Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

Zboard uses two buttons on either side of the top of the board to control the motor on the underside of the deck. Lean on the front footpad to skate, and tap the other pad to brake. It weighs 30-37 lbs (based on the model), can go 17 miles per hour and has a range of up to 10 miles, according to Intuitive Motion, makers of ZBoard. They do cost $600-$850, however.

Slikk

screenshot-slikk-2012.jpg

Slikk is a new search engine that makes storing, organizing and filing results very intuitive.

Hashtip

screenshot-hashtip-2012.jpg

Hashtip socializes the finding of deals for recommended buys and uses.

Hashtip is a new use for the ever expanding power of the Twitter-based hashtag. Use the phrase '#tip' in your Facebook or Twitter feed to help your friends and followers find the best deals on anything they might be searching for. It's a social way of recommending new products, favorite restaurants or whatever your friends trust you to suggest that can then be used to find the best deal. It's also free.

Verifeyed

photo-verifeyed-2012.JPG

Verifeyed made good use of the quick-pitch format at DEMO, but the technology behind the product also impressed.

A new image forensics app that can tell if a photo has been altered, Verifeyed had one of the more offbeat presentations at DEMO 2012. Whether or not this was inspired by online serial short You Suck at Photoshop is not known, but use of the technology could admittedly be used to see which online dating photos had been tampered with and which were real, for example.

New and emerging tech companies who want a chance to get up on stage and publicize their services and software will have to wait until October 1-3 for DEMO Fall 2012. That is, unless they want to go to Beijing or Sao Paulo in August or September for DEMO China and DEMO Brazil.

Let us know in the comments if you have a DEMO idea or if you've ever been to the conference and what you thought of it.