Just sent my paper for BlackHat Spain - 14,15 April, Barcelona. Will be showing Maltego version 3.0 with NER and some other interestingnesses. Hope the audience enjoys it.
On another more emotional note - we've sent out preBeta releases to 10 people yesterday. It was very hard to do. Feels like you are asking a motorcycle gang to watch over your 2 year old daughter for a weekend. Let's just hope they are nice to her. I sometimes think that Maltego 3 will never be ready to face the cruel world out there (that's you!).
Anyhow - the preBeta release is very spiffy. All the v2 entity mappings are sorted out - meaning all the transforms work. Also Chris and his team managed to include the old views and layouts (+ of course the new stuff). All and all its a nice release. The next big step would be to start working on the v3 server, local transforms, save/load and licensing.