September 8, 2008
Dozens of Product Launches and Announcements Planned for Web 2.0 Expo NY
SAN FRANCISCO--September 8, 2008--O'Reilly Media, Inc. and TechWeb
today preview product and market announcements that will be made at the
upcoming Web 2.0 Expo New York. Web 2.0 Expos are the leading global
gatherings of developers, designers, marketers, and business professionals
building the next generation Web. Web 2.0 Expo New York happens September
16-19, 2008 in the Javits Convention Center and will welcome over 120
exhibitors. Registration is now open at:
"The companies that are making their announcements in New York recognize
the power of Web 2.0," said Jennifer Pahlka, Web 2.0 Expo General Manager
and Co-Chair. "Web 2.0 Expo New York is clearly meeting a need in the
market. We're gathering the community and providing a platform for the
most innovative industry in our economy today."
The line-up of Web 2.0 Expo New York exhibitors making announcements or
demonstrating new products for the first time will grow as the event nears
and currently includes:
- BlueArc (Booth 1416) presents the Titan Series of hardware-accelerated network attached
storage. Titan enables Web 2.0 companies to cost-effectively scale their
storage infrastructure to meet the unprecedented demands created by
serving thousands of simultaneous users under unpredictable peak loads
- Briz.com (Booth 1717) unveils its new online community, combining business networking,
business blogging, customer management, and local search to create a
powerful Web 2.0 platform targeted towards SMB owners..
- Citadel Rock Online Communities Inc. will be joining with the TikiWiki
open source community to showcase collaborative customer support and
wiki-based event management at Web 2.0 Expo in New York on September
17-18, and to demonstrate capabilities of the latest TikiWiki 2.0 platform
released the month prior.
- Conduit, a leading provider of website syndication solutions, introduces
new methods to gadgetize content and applications, and syndicate them to a
network of 38,000,000 users. The company also announces that it grew its
list of web publishers to more than 180,000, won several industry awards,
and doubled its staff size.
- ConTrust, "Content you can trust," will unveil an innovative early
availability SaaS solution to tackle social media risks and threats; with
this launch ConTrust enables media platforms to moderate UGC in real time,
enhance their end-user experience, optimize on operation costs and thus
realize their full business potential.
- Curl, the enterprise RIA Company, will be making two announcements during
Web 2.0, including the Beta update release of Curl's RIA platform,
code-named Nitro, and a new program to grow its developer community.
- Eluma, a provider of Internet productivity software will announce its new
Facebook application, "Collections"; demonstrate new features including
read-write Web portal access and new sharing capabilities; and launch
"Eluma Private Label" which offers online content providers a unique way
to drive traffic and increase loyalty with their visitors.
- Ifbyphone, the innovative telephone application platform company, (on
Sept. 15) will announce the release of a powerful new Smart Conference
Calling solution with an easy-to-use application programming interface
(API) that Web developers can utilize to add "smart" conference-calling
capabilities to the websites they build for businesses of any size.
- Intridea will introduce Present.ly, a secure Twitter-like short-form
enterprise communication tool that provides a revolutionary way for
company employees to let others know what they are working on, tap the
collective knowledge of colleagues, and track relevant information in real
time via the Web, mobile, IM and more.
- KonoLive will be debuting its official public beta at Web2.0 Expo NY.
KonoLive is the collaborative work companion that defines the future of
knowledge sharing. KonoLive lets you engage your social and business
networks to contribute to your everyday activities, empowering teams and
individuals to get things done, together.
- Lithium Technologies, provider of the leading on-demand enterprise social
media platform, will unveil details around the launch of its latest client
services offering to help enterprise companies realize measurable business
benefit from social media; as well as Lithium Blogs, which extends the
unique social capabilities pioneered in Lithium's community platform.
- LiquidPlanner, the first online project management software that enables
teams to capture and manage uncertainty, will be announcing a number of
new collaboration features at the Web 2.0 Expo aimed at helping companies
realize the benefits of social project management.
- LiveWorld launches a new product that creates Instant Contextually
Relevant Community for brands. This new product, to be unveiled on Sept
16, 2008, brings every page on a web site alive with online community, a
new easy intuitive approach to social networking and deploys in minutes.
- Microsoft will be on hand to discuss the enhancements available in the
latest version of Windows Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2
was released in four languages last month and includes improved search,
navigation, interoperability, security, privacy, and partner opportunity.
- Octopz, an award-winning online collaboration software, for creative
professionals working with digital media, is announcing the latest release
of its secure and extensible collaboration platform with expanded
customization and branding capabilities--including the ability to embed
an Octopz button within existing applications and workflows--making
online collaboration instantly accessible.
- Rackspace Hosting, the world's leader and specialist in hosting, will
announce Platform Hosting, a new hosting solution designed for companies
with in-house IT experience, on September 18th. Rackspace is changing the
way businesses worldwide buy IT and Platform Hosting is a new option for
businesses looking to reduce IT costs.
- SharedBook is announcing Smart Button technology, changing the economics
of publishing. Smart Button technology empowers both the individual to
assemble content into a professionally printed book and the brand to
create virtual books for sale. Visit www.SharedBook.com--we'll show you how
our current clients are using it now!
- SimpleFeed (Booth 19) unveils Version 3 of its market leading RSS
Publishing and Analytics Service. An update two years in the making,
Version 3 now enables business managers to instantly create, manage,
mash-up and measure RSS Feeds from any corporate content source including
search results, web pages and data feeds.
- Site9, Inc. (Booth 1307) announces the release of ProtoShare 2.0, the collaborative
website development tool. With new features specifically tailored for
large companies and agencies, ProtoShare 2.0 improves communication and
productivity within a project team, and between agencies and clients, with
real-time feedback on creative content and clickable wireframes.
- Siteworx, Inc. is launching Searchable--a new iPhone® application--built by
its subsidiary, Axiom™Radio Software, Inc. in conjunction with National
Public Radio's new API. The launch represents one of the first
comprehensive Open APIs introduced by a major national media organization.
Learn more at http://www.siteworx.com or http://www.axiomsoftwareinc.com.
- SnapLogic, the SaaS integration company, will announce a partnership and
OEM agreement with a major Wiki and social networking platform provider.
SnapLogic's open source data integration framework enables enterprises to
integrate data on both sides of the firewall and to create custom
integration solutions, including SaaS integrations, mashups and RIAs.
- Recently featured in Wall Street Journal and at the forefront of the Web
2.0 movement, SynthaSite will announce the details of its massive 2008
growth, as well as highlight its future product roadmap and business
- WebAsyst LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. WebAsyst announces the merger of its
former subsidiary, Shop-Script, into the collaborative online services
parent company, again expanding its comprehensive, affordable suite of
online products. Thousands of existing customers will now benefit from
combined ecommerce, CRM, and intranet capability through their single
- Yuuguu will unveil details of a new dynamic feature to enhance its
simple-to-use multi-platform web conferencing technology. With this
launch, Yuuguu is building on its powerful tool set, which will allow even
more people to take advantage of its intuitive screen sharing and
collaborative working technology for free.
- Zahdoo.com will unveil the first ever socio-cognitive networking platform
to help individuals and families effectively manage the daily juggle of
activities, information and relationships. With context awareness,
semantic linking and a range of planning and networking features, Zahdoo
delivers an engaging and productive social experience.
A forum for creativity, engineering, and innovation, Web 2.0 Expo New York
includes a multi-track conference, workshops, an "unconference" program
called Web2Open, a major tradeshow, and many networking events. Web 2.0
Expo welcomes industry leaders who are participating and exhibiting in
this year's show including Diamond sponsors HP, Microsoft and
Salesforce.com; Platinum sponsor eBay; Gold sponsors Amazon Web Services,
Conduit, curl, EMC, Force10, Intuit QuickBase, Keynote, LiveWorld,
UltraDNS, ONEsite, OpSource, S60 and Sun Microsystems; Silver sponsors
Acquia, Ascentium, Awareness, BlueArc, Coradiant, Dixero, HiveLive, Intel,
Jive, Kablink, Kapow, Lithium, Mzinga, Octopz, Panther, RightScale,
SynthaSite, TripAdvisor, WebAsyst and XBOSoft.
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