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Friday, March 26, 2010

VenueGen Announces 3D Meetings for "Everyone"

Virtual world provider, VenueGen, recently came out of private Beta to a public Beta (whatever that means) and loudly announced their virtual meeting platform.

They call it both visually appealing and easy to use. It has been described as a lot more than Cisco’s WebEx meeting platform, and a lot less than Linden Labs’ Second Life virtual world.

A man and his avatar.

An interesting as aspect of the platform is that you can create a 3D avatar by loading a picture of yourself and the avatar will tend to look like you as shown above.

To get started in VenueGen, you don't need a download. You just need a browser. And a minimal amount of cash. VenueGen will charge subscription fees of $90 per month for all meetings up to 10 users. If you want meetings for up to 25 people, you have to pay up to $490 per month. For 55 people, it costs $990 per month.

Interestingly, the market for 3D virtual learning spaces for corporations is estimated by Research 2.0 to grow to $8 billion in annual revenues in 2014. So it is predicted to gain momentum.

Check out an interview done with VenueGen CEO to see the platform in action for yourself.

Check out these two articles for more details.

DEMO: VenueGen lets businesses stage quick and easy virtual meetings

VenueGen Moves To Commercial Beta


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