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Krugle--Google for programmers

I got a close look at Krugle (rhymes with Google), the forthcoming (March 8) vertical search engine for programmers. The search engine finds content from a constrained set of domains, starting with the main Web sites that programmers use and rippling out to sites that are associated by strong interlinking.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Virtual wall-to-wall flip charts

Demo 2006: Polyvision showed Thunder Virtual Flipchart System. It’s designed to share large amounts of information--at the other end of the spectrum from Web conferencing software like WebEx.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Extending PowerPoint with Freepath

Demo 2006: Grass Roots Software demoed a new presentation application, Freepath (the site is still not live at this writing) that lets you build a playlist by dragging and dropping elements into a composer. The software leverages PowerPoint content and also supports audio, video, PDF, Word and other data types.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Meet Pleo, descendent of Furby

Demo 2006: Ugobe founder and chief inventor Caleb Chung shows off his latest offspring, Pleo (see photo below). Chung also co-invented Furby, which was a great annoyance in my house a few years ago.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Digismart mini projector

Demo 2006: Digismart, from Digislide Holdings, is a minature projection system that can display an 11-inch by 17-inch image from a distance of 3 feet. The micro-optical device can be integrated into cell phones, PDAs, GPS units, MP3 and MP4 players, handheld games and laptops.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006: Simplify and ice cream

Demo host Chris Shipley called upon the tech industry to simplify, simplify, echoing Henry David Thoreau. "Personal computing has become much too complex…individuals are becoming overwhelmed…which has moved personal tech to point of diminishing returns.

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Virtualization sparring among chip makers

Stephen Shankland continues his reporting on the virtualization, this time about disharmony among the chip makers:Intel is expected to declare Tuesday that its Virtualization Technology (VT) is mature enough for testing and about three months away from prime time.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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CIO Sessions: Modernizing IT as Chrysler/Mercedes Benz

Video: I interviewed Karenann Terrell, CIO of Chrysler Group and Mercedes Benz North America about the challenges of integrating the two companies into a global business. Her group focuses on application development, creating large scale portals for of the companies constituents, and modernizing legacy applications.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 preview, Part 2

Continuing the preview of Demo 2006, 12 hours before the opening demo, here are some of the other new or improved products from among the 68 that will be getting their first public viewing. On the consumer side, Vizrea Snap allows users to automatically move pictures between your PC, camera phone, and the Web.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006 preview, part 1

I arrived in Phoenix at the site of Demo 2006, which will showcase 68 new and improved products, ranging across consumer and enterprise hardware and software. Some of the companies launching products (mostly beta) won't have much info on their Web sites until the event officially begins on Tuesday.

February 6, 2006 by Dan Farber

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