Texas Firm Heads To DEMO

It appears this year that only one company from Texas will be at the DEMO 09 technology conference, a traditional launching ground for new companies held in Palm Desert, California. DEMO, which announced the companies presenting at the forum, said that 7 Billion People--based in Austin--is among the firms which will be at the conference. Usually, firms going to DEMO have kept their products under wraps, but in this case, 7 Billion People has already said it is creating software which helps ecommerce sites with web personalization. The firm recently raised $3M in funding from venture firm SmithCo. The conference runs from March 1st through the 3rd.