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PostPath intros plug-compatible Exchange Server

At DemoFall 2006, PostPath introduced what company CEO Duncan Greenwood called a "plug-compatible" Microsoft Exchange server. The Linux-based server talks the same network protocols as Exchange Server so the Microsoft software cannot tell that that is running on a 'foreign' box.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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3D-Seek demos shape search engine

Imaginistics introduced a shape search engine for buyers and seller of manufactured parts at DemoFall 2006 called 3D-Seek (Internet Explorer only). Users sketch or upload a shape of a part in the 3D-Seek application, and the image is indexed and made available for search, according to Nainesh Rathod, CEO of Imaginestics.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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NComputing's $70 PC

NComputing is taking the old time sharing concept and applying it to PCs for about $70 per user. "NComputing is a way to deploy technology at the bottom end of the economic spectrum," said company CEO Steve Dukker during his six-minute demo at DemoFall 2006.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Retrevo tackles consumer electronics search

Retrevo introduced a vertical search site at DemoFall 2006 focused on consumer electronics content.The company applies semantic analysis and clustering and classification technology to more precisely deliver query results.

September 27, 2006 by Dan Farber

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AOL CEO Miller: The long tail is real, but only a handful are cashing in

Speaking here, today, during the MIT Emerging Technology Conference's second presentation, AOL Chairman and CEO John Miller referred to the current period as the Golden Age of Entertainment and talked at length about the revolutions that are currently under way in terms of media consumption, distribution, and monetization.

September 27, 2006 by David Berlind

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Amazon's Bezos: We make muck so you don't have to

Here at MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference, Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos kicked things off with a discussion of something he calls muck. It's a dicussion that very much resonates with how I've been talking about why small and medium businesses are better off outsourcing as much of their non-differentiating initiatives as possible.

September 26, 2006 by David Berlind

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Have you received any "traceable" PattyMail recently?

If you've been following the HP privacy debacle at all, then you'd know that one of the techniques that investigators tried on CNET News.com's Dawn Kawamoto (in order to figure out who her source inside HP was) was to send her a traceable e-mail.

September 26, 2006 by David Berlind

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Social networks in transition

DemoFall 2006 has its share of social networking startups this year, as it has in years past. One difference from past convocations of the digerati is that the realm of social networking is dominated by MySpace and Facebook--at least for the 15-to-25-year-old crowd.

September 26, 2006 by Dan Farber

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