Demo, a kind of Britain/America’s Got Talent for technology startups, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with its first conference in Silicon Valley.
The 66 companies showing their wares here are restricted to six minutes to make their pitches to an audience of VCs and media, with those only at the “alpha” stage of development limited to just 90 seconds.
It can be hard to pick out the winners from the crowd, but my “judges notes” from the Wednesday morning session featuring 17 consumer technologies are after the jump.
The first thing that struck me about the new Twitter is that it goes on forever.
Hopping onto the 140-character communications site and reading the latest tweets was always a risky endeavour, with so many potential distractions and jumping-off points. Now, before you even reach the bottom of the screen, the next batch of tweets is loaded, and you can just keep on reading – and reading and reading…
If Twitter’s aim is to keep people on its site for longer, that’s certainly a good start.