Media Machines gets $9.4M venture capital money from investors lead by Mohr
Davidow Ventures. The company offers a 3D world editor and a browser plugin for
IE and Firefox. The founder Tony Parisi was very active in VRML development some
years ago. He is now working on X3D, the VRML successor with some other
brilliant technologists in different fields. Interestingly, there is also strong
know-how in virtual human body animation (avatars!) in the company.
This is not completely virtual presence news, more about boxed virtual worlds,
than virtual presence, but since Media Machines focuses on browsers as interface
it is related to virtual presence. The step for Media Machines is smaller, than
for all the other boxed virtual world clients which are popping up in the wake
of the Second Life hype.