3B Rooms Nov 7, 2006 London
Three-B International Limited unveils its "3D social experience" as a Launch pad company at the web2.0 summit in San Francisco. "Go shopping with your friends" and "Put your MySpace in 3D" seem to sum up the main market niche for this room and city based virtual social space. "3B allows you take any web sites or photos and place them in a personalized 3D space, your 3B room. 3B's online social experience enables users to hang out and chat in customizable 3D spaces called villages. These spaces are built to display their MySpace pages, their friends' pages, their favorite websites, their flickr photos and more. In addition to creating a personalized avatar which they can dress and design, the user can personalize their village by choosing a 3D theme for their space and changing some of the elements inside the village. 3B International was founded in 2003 and has subsidiaries in London, England and Cape Town, South Africa." [source: link] The Software is only available for Windows XP/2000/Vista, but Mac/Linux is "coming soon".