The fury over Michael Brown’s killing was fueled by more than a century of economic and political fragmentation
How's that going to work?
A new ad from Arkansas Senator Mark Pryor boasts about his support for the law without mentioning its name
Don't call the Android Nook tablet a comeback for Barnes & Noble's shambling e-reader
It's a lot of money, but not so much that the stock didn't rise on the news
The company's product design director, Margaret Gould Stewart, discusses how she rolls out new features without alienating too many users
Inside the fight to give college athletes a piece of the action
Women need sponsors to succeed, but research shows they may have trouble finding women mentors, and may be penalized for seeking out men
Odessa startup Readdle sells to the West while keeping a wary eye on the East
By Arik Hesseldahl
If you needed any more proof that the technology economy is slowing down, look no further than the DEMO conference getting under way Mar. 2 in Palm Desert Calif. At last year's event, 77 early-stage technology companies demonstrated their products before potential investors, journalists, and other tech luminaries. This year's crop is about half that size.
Blame the economy if you must, but some of the companies are introducing products and services—like mortgage research site Home-Account.com and shopping assistant Gazaro—that are oddly well-timed for the current financial environment. This BusinessWeek.com slide show offers a wide sampling of companies and products making their big debut at DEMO.