DEMO held its first international conference in China September 6–8, 2006. Held in Tianjin north of Beijing, the event brought together some 30 innovative hand-picked Chinese companies. The purpose of the semi-annual DEMO confer
ence is simple: over the course of three days, a concentration of promising companies demo emerging technologies to an audience of investors.
Demonstrations at the China conference included:
MobiWallet: uses an RFID chip to turn mobile phones into a contactless, electronic mobile wallet for instant e-ticket and fare payments.
Wireless Health Monitoring System (no website yet available): a medical application that makes it possible to remotely monitor and analyze a patient’s health data and send diagnostics and alerts.
QuDing.com: A news submission and voting site for Internet users. Chinese adaptation of successful sites such as Digg, Del.icio.us, and Bloglines.
Hongxiu.com: An atypical website that is already off to a successful start in China. It lets people easily publish their own stories and news on the Internet. Of readers, 70% are professional women—a characteristic that could interest certain advertisers.
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On his blog, Jake Ludington offers detailed reviews of the most notable companies at the event.