January 10, 2007
Meez Brings Avatars to Popular Social Media Sites
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Meez(TM) (http://www.meez.com/), a leading consumer avatar service, today announced it has partnered with five leading consumer and social media sites to integrate Meez's 3D avatar services directly into their user communities. As a result, site members of CBS SportsLine.com, Glam Media, Paltalk, YouthNoise, and DoSomething can now easily create their own unique and customized avatars and instantly use them on their favorite online destinations.
"Portability is a cornerstone of the Meez experience. Our avatars were designed so that they could be easily added to just about any web-site or service, including social media sites, blogs and instant messenger," said Meez.com CEO Sean Ryan. "With these partnerships, we're creating an even more seamless path for people who want to use an avatar as their digital I.D."
"Paltalk is excited to partner with Meez. With their 3D animations and large assortment of customization options, Meez avatars bring a new level of personal expression and interactivity to our community of more than 4 million active users," said Joel Smernoff, President & COO, Paltalk. "Meez has been an excellent partner, supporting the integration of their program into Paltalk with a knowledgeable and helpful team."
At Meez.com, users can custom-create their own unique avatar, choosing from over 3,000 digital assets, including virtual clothing, accessories, hairstyles, tattoos, physical attributes, backgrounds, and fun animations. The range of choices gives users millions of different options when creating their personalized Meez. Once created, users can export their Meez for posting on their online profile, blog, e-mail, IM account, or mobile phone. Now, by partnering with popular social media sites, Meez is making it even easier for users to take their avatars anywhere they go online.
"Meez avatars have a sophisticated, 3D look that will resonate with the style-conscious Glam audience," said Maria Elena Todd, senior product manager, Glam Media. "We want to give our growing GlamSpace community the ultimate tools to help them express and distinguish themselves creatively."
New Meez social media partners include: cbs.sportsline.com A leading Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Interactive. http://www.dosomething.org/
A not-for-profit Internet company dedicated to helping young people change the world.
A fashion and lifestyle hub on the Web with over 8.6M unique users world- wide.
The world's largest video chat community with more than four million active users creating large video chat rooms on topics they care about.
YouthNoise is a community of young people across the globe harnessing the power of the Internet to catapult their passion and idealism into movements to sustain the planet.
Meez provides sophisticated 3D avatar services for the mainstream. At Meez.com, users can create and animate highly-customized avatars that express their personal style and passions. Meez avatars can then be exported and used all over the Internet as their 3D I.D. Meez was developed by Donnerwood Media, an online entertainment company based in San Francisco and backed by Battery Ventures, Transcosmos Partners, Allen & Co. and other individual investors.
CONTACT: Laurie Thornton of Radiate PR, +1-650-654-2660, [email protected], for Meez
Web site: http://www.meez.com/