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You Can't Run Away
Networking makes me deeply uncomfortable," says Brendan Barnes. That might seem like a fatal flaw for an entrepreneur with a strange passion to "reinvent the world of boring, burnt-coffee business conferences." But Barnes' discomfort led him to a gadget called Spotme, which makes its U.K. debut at his upcoming London Business Forum. Developed by a tiny Swiss company called Shockfish, Spotme thrusts the awkward business of fumbling for names and exchanging business cards into the 21st century. Upon entering a conference, delegates' pictures and details are taken, then beamed to Spotme devices issued to...

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