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Start-ups strut their stuff at Demo Fall 2010 (roundup)

A-list venture capitalists and journalists flock to the high-tech conference to see what's buzz-worthy from the confab's start-up companies.

A-list venture capitalists and journalists flock to the high-tech conference to see what's buzz-worthy from the confab's start-up companies.

LinkedIn CEO: 99 percent of profiles are active

LinkedIn is competing in an increasingly crowded market of social profile sites, including basic social networks like Facebook, but are users keeping their professional profiles as updated as they do on their personal pages? The company says yes.
(Posted in Web Crawler by Josh Lowensohn)
September 15, 2010 5:02 p.m. PDT

Square producing 10,000 card readers a day

The up and coming payment network Square, famously started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, now says it's producing some 10,000 credit card swiping units a day, which it intends to give out to its users.
(Posted in Web Crawler by Josh Lowensohn)
September 14, 2010 5:24 p.m. PDT

'Smart' credit cards get closer to consumers' wallets

Customers of a company called Dynamics are preparing to release credit and debit cards with programmable, rewritable magnetic stripes.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
September 14, 2010, 4:19 p.m. PDT

Turning everyday garbage into gasoline

At Demo Fall 2010, E-Fuel Corporation is showing off its home and business "reactor" that converts organic waste into ethanol or electricity.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
September 14, 2010, 4:00 p.m. PDT

Trailmeme creates retraceable, social Web history

New company creates way for users to save and share sites beyond a single bookmark. Its tool clusters sites that have been linked together to tell a story.
(Posted in Web Crawler by Josh Lowensohn)
September 14, 2010 2:47 p.m. PDT

Foound launches Foursquare of the future

Demo Fall 2010 sees the excellent demo of Foound, a clean mobile app for planning "hangouts" with friends.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
September 14, 2010, 5:04 p.m. PDT

Demo's shifting focus: Businesses or consumers?

Demo kicks off in earnest Tuesday with a handful of new companies fighting for attention. But they seem to be targeting business users just as much as consumers.
(Posted in Web Crawler by Josh Lowensohn)
September 13, 2010 9:01 p.m. PDT