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Security gurus report on the state of cybersecurity at Demo 2006

Demo 2006: At the close of Demo, John Patrick led a discussion on the state of security with Partha Dasgupta, an associate professor at Arizona State University specializing in cryptography; Hillarie Orman,  chief technology officer & VP of engineering, Shinkuro, Inc., and Charles Palmer of IBM Research.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Will the real C++ please stand up?

Apparently, devotees of  the C++ programming language are putting their feet down when it comes to the naming conventions for a project that's been underway at Ecma. Yes, the same Ecma consortium that will eventually be putting its imprimatur on Microsoft's XML-based file formats as a competing standard to the OpenDocument Format (the best thing about standards is that there's so many!

February 8, 2006 by David Berlind

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RSS tools at Demo 2006

Demo 2006: NewsGator introduced a hosted solution that allows publishers to integrate an RSS reader into their Web sites. It's part of an effort to bring RSS to the masses, similar to efforts by Yahoo and others to make feeds out of everything consummable.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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More coverage from Demo 2006

I've been sitting next to Leslie Walker of the Washington Post the last two days. She's blogging lots of the consumer demos, as is the team from News.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Extending the Web to the street

Locamoda showed the latest version of its technology that allows any mobile phone to be used to interact with applications 'on the street." The phone works as a remote control to communicate with large screens in storefronts, cafes, city streets and other locations.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Massive data crunching on a laptop

Demo 2006: Panoratio Database Images CEO Brett Kirkpatrick demoed a unique technology that allows huge databases to run in-memory on standard PCs will full fidelity--no data loss. He showed a 300 megabyte database of every plan and game in the NFL for a century that is transformed into 10 megabytes.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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Demo 2006: Advancing search--Nexidia, Transparansee, Kosmix, Truveo

Demo 2006: On this second day of Demo, some search technology startups took the stage. Nexidia, an established company in search and speech analysis, introduced Nexidia Developer Edition, which lets rich media (video and audio) content creators and sites add phonetic search capablities for desktop and Web search.

February 8, 2006 by Dan Farber

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David explains why DRM is CRAP

Video: David goes to the whiteboard to explain why digital rights management (DRM) is a load of CRAP-- Content, Restriction, Annulment, and Protection. Why does he think this technology is crap?

February 7, 2006 by Dan Farber

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