Start-Up Conferences Showcase Tech's Dilemma

This week, two rival technology conferences focused on introducing start-up companies sparred in California, vying for attention from venture capitalists, analysts and the press. On Wednesday, the Inquisitr, a newish tech blog, bemoaned the lack of press coverage of both conferences. One conference, called Demo, took place in San Diego, and the other TechCrunch 50 took place in San Francisco. A few theories about paltry press include the well-publicized animosity between the dueling shows and Apple Inc.’s new iPod announcements on Tuesday. Another possible theory I would like to add to the debate: A lot of the start-ups–many of them in the Web 2.0 arena–were just not that exciting.

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