ViaCLIX gets $3.1M to merge internet with TV

ViaCLIX, a startup that integrates web content with televisions shows, has raised $3.1 million of an expected $16 million, according to a filing with the SEC. Based in Los Gatos, Calif., the company develops both software and hardware solutions and introduced its set-top box product at DEMO Spring 2010. ViaCLIX, which aims to increase the power of advertisers by bringing internet and television ads together, previously raised $4 million in seed funding from a South Korean investment firm. Competitors include AppleTV, TiVo and Boxee.

DEMO: Everloop brings social networking to the tween set (video)

There’s a reason Facebook, MySpace and other big social networks don’t allow people under age 13 to join. There’s questionable content on most of them, and almost any member can be contacted by strangers. But new entrant Everloop, currently launching at the DEMO conference in Palm Desert, Calif., seeks to give tweens, ages eight to 13 a safer social networking platform of their own.

DEMO TV – Spring 2010, Behind the Scenes Videos and Photos

Welcome to the new DEMO TV, a new channel created by DEMO to provide you with a “behind the scenes” look at the launch pad for emerging technology. The approach for DEMO TV is to provide an raw and un-edited look from the views of our delegates. We hand the mic to our guests and let them tell you their stories and share their experiences from their point of view.

DEMO: PayPal launches an accelerator program for startups

PayPal has been making a big deal about its platform strategy, where developers can build cool applications around its payments platform. Today at the DEMO conference in Palm Desert (co-produced by VentureBeat), PayPal Vice President of Platform and Emerging Technology Osama Bedier announced that he wants to provide more than just technology to startups, through the PayPal X Startup Accelerator Program.