Udi Manber presenting for Amazon.com spinoff A9.
The audience had all pretty much seen A9 already; there
were some interface details, but nothing radically new.
In particular, A9 is the only major player without an
earth-themed big round thing application.
But back to Udi Manber. A9 is the only major player who has ground-level snapshots of the world. Those snapshots are taken by camera vans that automatically stream pictures directly to hard disk and, ultimately, the web.
When a van was parked in Washington, it attracted the attention of various government security services. "Is there a film in the camera?" "No," answered the driver - truthfully. There wasn't a film; it all goes directly to hard disk. As a consequence, A9 was left with about 30 minutes' worth of footage of agents milling about in front of the camera, which they've cut into a very entertaining short clip. I wish I had a copy, but all I have are a bunch of blurry snapshots, because I was laughing so hard.