Tuesday, March 04, 2008

National Science Foundation Goes Social Networking.

I have always been interested in what the Carbon Project was doing. Specially the Open-Geospatial development. It is very good to hear that NSF is taking interest in the project.

BURLINGTON, MA, February 7, 2008 – The Carbon Project announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company a grant to develop a new geosocial networking application called ((Echo))MyPlace®.

((Echo))MyPlace is a "real time, real place" social networking application that combines 2D and 3D mapping from Microsoft Virtual Earth with a peer-to-peer network featuring dynamic streams of location-based digital news, video content and geographically-targeted marketing.

"((Echo))MyPlace has a very modern and exciting look and feel that will appeal to a wide range of users," said Jeff Harrison, President and CEO of The Carbon Project. "It's designed to let local entrepreneurs target their message to the people most likely to be interested in their products and services and enhance the value of their advertising."

A beta version of ((Echo))MyPlace is expected to be released mid 2008. For more information on ((Echo))MyPlace contact info@thecarbonproject.com.

This work is being support by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

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