Cloud Computing: 15 Hot New Cloud, Mobile Products That Starred at DEMO 2011
Because IT and the technology world in general is progressing at such an increasingly fast pace, more and more viable ideas are coming to the foremostly involving cloud-based services. Thus, it has become en vogue to put on conferences that select the cream of the current crop and present them to venture capitalists, investors, analysts and the media. This week's DEMO conference in Palm Desert, Calif., has long been one of the best-known forums for products and startups just emerging from stealth mode. Some 35 companies either introduced themselves or a potentially hot new product at DEMO Feb. 28 and March 1. Next up: DealMaker Media will be staging its next Under the Radar event at the Microsoft campus in Mountain View on April 28. Former Red Herring and Upside Editor Tony Perkins and his AlwaysOn Network staff also do a great job identifying and presenting young, promising companies at their showcases. Their ninth annual AlwaysOn Summit will take place in July at Stanford University. But today, we're focusing on DEMO 2011. Here, in no particular order, are some of the new ideas that caused definite buzz at the DEMO 2011.
PhotoRocket is a cloud service that enables users to share photos instantly in one step to all photo destinations. With applications for Windows, Mac and iPhone, a single click simultaneously shares to people, Facebook, Twitter and other sites. Launch PhotoRocket nearly anywhere you have a photo to share. You can right-click, drag and drop, or click on a nearby PhotoRocket button. PhotoRocket eliminates uploading, e-mailing, resizing, attaching and other hurdles.