Next week’s Macworld Conference & Expo will debut a new technology that puts potential business partners together through their cell phones. It’s called
Proxpro, and with it you define your profile and what sort of contacts you’d like to make at the event. The system figures out other likely matches, and if both users agree, enables you to text-message each other to arrange a meeting. To register and search using Proxpro is free, but to communicate directly costs 99 cents, and private messages cost 99 cents each — a US$2.97 credit is being offered to Macworld Expo attendees who use the service. More details about how Proxpro works are available from the Web site.
Macworld Conference & Expo is owned and operated by IDG World Expo. IDG World Expo and Mac Publishing LLC are both owned by International Data Group (IDG).