DEMO, the technology launchpad conference co-produced by VentureBeat and IDG, is wrapping up, and we’ve selected the big winners among the more than 60 companies that showed off new products. Attendees (not demonstrators) voted for their favorite companies, and eXaudios won for its MagInify Call Center, a customer call center that detects callers’ emotions. With the People’s Choice award, eXaudios will get $1 million worth of free advertising in IDG publications like CIO Magazine, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World.
VentureBeat Editor in Chief Matt Marshall, who is DEMO’s executive producer, also worked with the conference team to select DEMOgod winners in each category. These companies won based on the awesomeness of their presentations, the quality of their product, and whether they were generally not jerks during the conference preparation process. The winners are:
Mobile — Zosh, which replaces the print/sign/fax machine with a mobile service.
Social media — Everloop, a social network for users between eight and 13 years old.
Cloud — Gwabbit, which creates a universal contact list across your devices and social networks.
Consumer technology — Phone Halo, which helps you find lost objects and notifies you when they’re stolen.
Enterprise — Restaurant 2.0, the new reservation system from BlueSkies Hospitality Management Systems that aims to overtake OpenTable.
Alpha Pitch — Uppy Media, a Facebook application that lets users tag outfits in photo albums.
Here’s a video interview by Dean Takahashi with Dan Marom of eXaudios.
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