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Research and Markets: 3D Web 2010 - From Virtual Worlds to the Immersive Web Identifies the Services That Are Key to Enabling the Migration to 3D

Research and Markets(http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2ccc0/3d_web_from_virt) has announced the addition of the "3D Web - From Virtual Worlds to the Immersive Web" report to their offering.

  • Search
  • Mapping
  • Video Games
  • e-learning
  • e-commerce

This report explores the technological and economic environment of the 3D Web, from the partial use of 3D to fully three-dimensional universes. It identifies the services that are key to enabling the migration to 3D: e-commerce, mapping, serious gaming and offers a close-up look at virtual worlds, using original business models for buying virtual goods, and at augmented reality, the next central 3D application on mobile devices.

Key questions

  • What are the current and future key 3D technologies on the Web?
  • What business models do virtual worlds employ?
  • What lessons can we take from 3D developments in other industries: gaming, CAD, etc.?
  • Which Web services are the most likely to migrate to 3D?
  • How are the Internets leading players positioning themselves with respect to 3D?
  • Will the Web go fully 3D?

Key Topics Covered:

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Technologies
  • Virtual worlds
  • Major 3D Web markets aside from virtual worlds
  • Business models associated with the 3D Web
  • Outlook
  • Tables and figures

Companies Mentioned:

Virtual worlds

Toys

  • Buildabearville
  • Ganz (Webkinz)
  • Lego Universe
  • Mattel (Barbie Girls)
  • RES Intarctive
  • (Tootsville)
  • Sanrio (Hello Kitty)

Social Networking

  • Cyworld
  • Gaia Online
  • Habbo
  • IMVU
  • Kaneva
  • Meez
  • Vivaty
  • VizWoz
  • WeeWorld

Themes

  • Disney (Pixie Hollow)
  • Doppleganger
  • (vSide)
  • Empire of Sports
  • Six Degrees Games
  • (Action AllStars)
  • Stardoll
  • Vector City Racers
  • (Webcarzz)
  • Viacom (vMTV)
  • watAgame (goSupermodel)

Business

  • Forterra Systems
  • Qwaq
  • Unisfair
  • I-maginer

The under 15 set

  • Club Penguin
  • Handipoints
  • Moshi Monsters
  • Neopets
  • Nicktropolis
  • Papermint
  • Poptropica
  • Whyville

Adults

  • Active Worlds
  • Avatar Reality (Blue
  • Mars)
  • HiPiHi
  • Linden Lab (Second Life)
  • Makena (There.com)
  • Metaversum (Twinity)
  • Simmersion (Mycosm)

Asia

  • DeNA (Mobile Game Town)
  • Guodong
  • HiPiHi
  • Nurien
  • SK Communications (Cyworld)
  • Squere Enix (Nicotto
  • Town)
  • Tri-D Communications (PuppyRed)

Platforms

  • iLemon
  • Linden Lab
  • Makena Technologies
  • Multiverse
  • Simmersion
  • Forterra Systems

Applications

  • Limelight Networks
  • Live Gamer
  • Offerpal Media
  • Vivox
  • Zong (Echovox)

Design

  • ECMedia
  • Trilogy Studios
  • Virtual Greats

Specialised Agencies

  • Centric
  • The Electric Sheep Company(ESC)
  • Metaversatility
  • Millions of Us
  • Rivers Run Red
  • TwoFish

Internet Giants

  • Google (virtuel Lively)
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! (Avatar Towns)

Other fields

Video Games

  • Blizzard (WoW)
  • Sony (Home)

Serious Games

  • BreakAway
  • Daesign
  • IBM (PowerUp)
  • Lexis Numrique
  • LOral
  • ForgeFX
  • PIXELearning

3D web Technologies

  • Adobe
  • Dassault Systems
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Nova
  • Papervision
  • Sony
  • Wirefusion

Geographical display

  • AOL (MapQuest)
  • Google (Google Earth,
  • Google Maps)
  • IGN (Goportail)
  • Microsoft (Bing Maps)
  • Navteq (Map24)
  • Ordnance Survey (Get-a-Map)
  • PagesJaunes (Mappy)
  • ViaMichelin
  • Yahoo! Local Maps

e-Commerce

  • Amazon (Window Shop)
  • Barnes & Nobles
  • Casino
  • Ebay
  • Expedia
  • Galeries Lafayette
  • LandsEnd
  • Lego factory
  • La Redoute
  • Sncf-voyages.fr
  • RueduCommerce,
  • PriceMinister
  • Tesco
  • Wall-mart

Virtual shops & malls

  • Kinset
  • Le Centre du monde
  • The Mall TV
  • Shopping Life
  • Victoria Couture
  • The WatchAvenue

Search

  • IMVU
  • Search Cube
  • Weblin
  • YooWalk

Augmented reality on mobile

  • ARhrrrr
  • Kweekies
  • Layar
  • Mara
  • Sekai Camera
  • Wikitude

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2ccc0/3d_web_from_virt

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