immersive Internet experience

In my blog post How can Sales 2.0 webinars, presentations and virtual conferences evolve beyond the 1.0 style? I pointed to web.alive as an immersive Internet experience, that with its 3D voice (spatial audio) allows for collaboration in virtual worlds right within your browser. Now, there are three new videos about it on YouTube. As you can see all you need is to install a browser plug-in (just like you need a browser plug-in to see Adobe PDFs) and then it works best with a stereo-headset.

These three videos show an example for one out of the three main markets web.alive targets – assisted eCommerce or lets call it social shopping. To experience this yourself go to www.lenovo.com/elounge

web.alive is also targeting the education vertical for eLearning / distance education and the third target market is of course online collaboration.

BusinessWeek on web.alive from May 19, 2009:

“[…] Lenovo has more ambitious plans. The company’s eLounge site — available on the Web to any PC user—will let customers talk to Lenovo sales reps, and voices will get louder as avatars get nearer to other residents of the site. “It allows us to create a cocktail party effect” in which people can listen in on several conversations at once, says Nic Sauriol, leader of Nortel’s Web.Alive unit. Open Universities Australia of Melbourne plans to use the Nortel software to let prospective students chat with instructors and each other. […]”

[Disclosure: Until Ocober 1, 2009, I used to work for the company behind web.alive]

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2 thoughts on “immersive Internet experience”

  1. We are an Australian registered company operating in Canada, China, UK,
    Middle East, Australia and in other places around the globe. We have
    been in operation for 8 years. We sell products, provide services and
    support our products and services in social networking for enterprises
    and websites for small business under the trademark WebAlive.

    We have advised Nortel that, in our opinion, Nortel is not entitled to
    use the name Web.Alive or WebAlive or web.alive or webalive and have
    filed legal process to protect our interest. If you are interested in
    the areas in which we operate please see our website http://www.webalive.com.au
    and, if we might be of assistance please contact us via support@webalive.com.au.

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  2. We are an Australian registered company operating in Canada, China, UK,
    Middle East, Australia and in other places around the globe. We have
    been in operation for 8 years. We sell products, provide services and
    support our products and services in social networking for enterprises
    and websites for small business under the trademark WebAlive.=20

    We have advised Nortel that, in our opinion, Nortel is not entitled to
    use the name Web.Alive or WebAlive or web.alive or webalive and have
    filed legal process to protect our interest. If you are interested in
    the areas in which we operate please see our website http://www.webalive.com.au
    and, if we might be of assistance please contact us via=20
    support@webalive.com.au.

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