Fuze Box is launching a web meeting service called Fuze Meeting that it says goes far beyond desktop sharing applications like WebEx. It also includes high-definition content, social contact integration, and mobile meeting features. This, in turn, could make businesses more productive during meetings.
Whodoyouknowat is a social networking service for professionals that allows users to share old and new contact information launching today at DEMOfall 09, the technology conference co-produced by VentureBeat.
Micello is launching a new iPhone application that tackles one the last areas still not covered by established mapping applications — the insides of locations like shopping malls, college campuses, and convention centers. It also integrates social networking services into the application, which could prove useful if you’re, say, in a large convention center for a big event and want to see what other people are doing. Micello says it will bring maps of more than 150 locations online this fall.
There are lots of patents granted every day, but it’s very hard for any given expert to predict which ones are valid. Article One Partners is addressing this problem by tapping the wisdom of crowds.
Consumer video chat services are getting ever closer to the quality of enterprise video conferencing services. Hewlett Packard makes the Halo video conference system that delivers wall-sized video conferences with picture-perfect quality.
Video surveillance systems require a lot of processing power to convert video from one form to another. Third Iris reduces the cost of that processing by doing more intelligent processing that lets the video camera minimize the use of expensive bandwidth while still making use of cloud-based video storage.
Enroute Systems is launching ShipIt! today. The online system tracks shipments across many vendors, to optimize delivery times and lower costs for businesses.
Dubzer, a startup that’s launching today at DEMOfall 09, the technology conference co-produced by VentureBeat, makes it easy for business owners to translate their web content for international audiences.
Diditz lets users turn their Facebook photo albums and videos into pages that are indexable by search engines. It uses tags and categories to sorts Facebook content and lets users share it through sites like social bookmarking service Digg, Stumble Upon and Twitter.
Cardagin Networks is based on the idea that there should be an easier way to do loyalty cards in the era of smartphones.
We’re in the middle of DEMOfall 09 today in San Diego, where 56 tech companies will launch new products, and another 14 will give sneak peeks of the products that they’re working on.
Email overload seems like it’s only getting worse. Not only is 92 percent of actual email spam. But it’s easy to miss the important stuff among all of the less-critical stuff.
For a lot of people (like me), email has become the center of working life. The challenge, of course, is getting all that useful information out of your inbox. That’s where a startup called Liaise comes in — it looks at the contents of your emails, figures out which items require action, and turns those items into a to-do list.
Waze, a mobile application that offers user-generated driving and traffic advice, is launching what it says is the first free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation system. The Israel-based company also introduced availability on Windows Mobile and Symbian, adding to its previously existing availabilityon the iPhone and smart phones using the Android system (sorry, Blackberry users, looks like we’ll have to stick with BBMing friends ahead of us in the commute to find out about traffic: Waze is still only in the early stages of developing an application for Blackberry).
Remember that little guy?
In tech, it’s trendy to offer something “as a service” — to deliver it online, usually for a subscription fee. We’ve seen software-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, data-as-a-service, and more. Now a startup called 80legs says it’s selling web crawling as a service.
Scheduling startup Tungle already has a web application to help people find the best time to meet. The problem is, I schedule a lot of meetings while I’m away from my computer, especially if I’m at a conference. That’s why the Quebec-based company is releasing an iPhone application.
Piryx says PayPal’s not enough.
With eyeballs moving online and away from traditional media properties, it’s no surprise that a number of startups are competing to be go-to company for setting up interactive advertising campaigns.
Any business on the web today has to be prepared for a global audience. But translating content into foreign languages can be expensive for a small to medium-sized business and not all businesses have millions of invested users who are willing to translate it for them like Facebook.