Internet World: Small but well-formed

Internet World UK looked small but pretty well formed on its opening day of three at Kensington's Olympia exhibition space today. Although the show is unlikely to detain visitors for a full day, there are some interesting exhibitors and, unlike most recent shows, seemed to be in tune with its corporate theme.

Internet World UK looked small but pretty well formed on its opening day of three at Kensington's Olympia exhibition space today. Although the show is unlikely to detain visitors for a full day, there are some interesting exhibitors and, unlike most recent shows, seemed to be in tune with its corporate theme.

Among show highlights:

Push software vendor BackWeb Technologies showed off two new partners, Heineken and Lufthansa, and announced a public beta of its Macintosh client.

Oxford-based Panormania demonstrated Object Video, a 360-degree imaging technology for the Web based on ActiveX.

The UK Internet User Group showed off an all-new Web site.

The BBC showed off the work-in-progress of its new Beeb Web service to be launched June 5.

Sun Microsystems showed new Net security products.

The Red Herringdiscussed Venture Market Europe, a forum to raise capital for hi-tech entrepreneurs.

Other exhbitiors included Apple, Caldera and Macromedia.