Cooliris shows off its cool 3D ads for the iPad (video)

Media browsing startup Cooliris’ business plan has always revolved around high-quality, good-looking ads, and even though it recently refocused on its mobile photo app LiveShare, chief executive Soujanya Bhumkar said he’s still pushing forward on slick new ad products.

MyLikes raises $5.6 million for social endorsements

MyLikes, an advertising platform based on spreading personal product endorsements through social networks, announced today that it raised a $5.55 million round led by Khosla Ventures.

DEMO: Websense protects company Facebook fan pages from malware

Websense is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: Design and run JavaScript programs online with Cloud9

Ajax is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: ApSynth aims to democratize Web app development

ApSynth is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Watch DEMO Spring 2011 now (live feed)

Missing the action in Palm Desert, Calif., where the best startups and smartest companies out there are presenting their products? One way to listen in is on Twitter, where I’m providing real-time commentary on the #democon hashtag. But you can also watch the show as it happens on a live feed provided by our partner, Fora.tv. It’s not the same as being in the thick of things and getting the full social experience. But it will give you an eye on the world of DEMO. Here’s what’s happening now:

Spent: Can you survive a month on $1,000?

Over 14 million Americans are unemployed. Now, imagine you're one of them. Your savings are gone. You've lost your house. And you're down to your last $1,000. Can you make it through the month?

DEMO: Zugara engages online shoppers with dress-up visualization

Zugara is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: Start chatting with customers with Workface

Workface is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: Embria delivers ‘big brother’ view for corporate IT

Embria is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: FaceCake offers Jetson-like future of fashion

FaceCake is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: GageIn looks to redefine how businesses collect data

GageIn is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Data scientists turn information into gold

Structure Big Data, taking place in New York on March 23, will bring tech giants and startups together to discuss how companies can turn terabytes of “information into gold” with actionable data. VentureBeat readers save $100 and claim your spot now.

Here’s the full list of DEMO launches

The first batch of presentations at DEMO, the conference for innovative technology companies announcing new products or launching for the first time, is underway.

DEMO: DataRoket grabs your data from anywhere

DataRoket is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Can Meg Whitman jump-start her post-eBay career at Zipcar?

The past years haven’t necessarily been kind to former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman. But has a chance to turn things around after joining the board of directors for car-sharing company Zipcar today.

DEMO: Primadesk backs up your life to the cloud

Primadesk is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: PhotoRocket makes photo sharing easy

PhotoRocket is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: NeuroSky can teach you with mind games

NeuroSky is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: Why Manilla is the Postal Service’s worst nightmare

Manilla is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: Charter a private jet with FlyRuby

FlyRuby is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

Matt Marshall warms up the DEMO Spring 2011 crowd

If you’re a decision maker and you aren’t on top of the social media revolution, you’re probably going to go out of business, said VentureBeat editor-in-chief Matt Marshall.

DEMO: EcoATM makes recycling cell phones for cash easy and instant

EcoATM is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.

DEMO: AboutOne creates a digital hub to organize families

AboutOne is one of 53 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Spring 2011 event taking place this week in Palm Desert, Calif. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective.