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Zoom to launch ticketed events platform OnZoom across US

US-based video communications company Zoom has announced that it will be launching OnZoom, an events platform and marketplace able to hold ticketed online experiences. The new platform is launching in beta with live events for fitness, music and more. Events can host up to 1,000 attendees, and the number of attendees allowed at each event is dependent on the host’s Zoom subscription level. While t...

Creative agency launches tool to measure emotional impact of events

UK-based creative agency Smyle is working with an experimental technology designed to measure the emotional impact of physical and digital events in real time. Called Return on Emotion, Smyle says the new approach is part of its new measurement practice, ‘Smyle Metric’, which has been created in response to vague vanity metrics and malpractices, such as reporting results which look good on paper b...

Bangalore-based virtual events platform Airmeet raises $12m for expansion

Bangalore-based Airmeet, virtual event platform developer, has announced it has raised US$12m in Series A funding for international expansion. New investor Sequoia Capital India led the round joined by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from returning investors Accel India, Venture Highway and Global Founders Capital (GFC). Airmeet has grown rapidly since it was founded in 2019 and, by July 202...

Extended reality studio opens at Royal Lancaster London

Smart AV, a division of 4Wall, a UK-based AV equipment supplier, has opened an extended reality studio for virtual and hybrid events – SmartStudio XR – at Royal Lancaster London. SmartStudio XR’s extended reality (XR) technology allows custom 360-degree virtual worlds to appear behind physical presenters. The studio is made up of a 10m wide LED stage, including LED floor, broadca...

klik introduces tech solution to help prevent the spread of Covid-19

klik, a Montreal-based smart event management platform, has launched a new hybrid event solution that aims to create a safer physical environment event attendees. The solution builds on the company’s existing smart wearable tech through additional safety capabilities including contact tracing, touchless interactions, and crowd management features. klik also aims to create a collective experience f...

NexTech AR acquires virtual events webcaster Jolokia

US-based NexTech, the first publicly traded ‘pure-play’ AR company, has acquired virtual events webcaster Jolokia.com. The new combination is set to roll out AR conferences. Jolokia’s customers include, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Viacom, Polycom and its platform generated US$1m in SaaS revenue for 2019. The transaction was an all stock purchase with an initial payment to Jolokia shareho...

Remote interpreting platform secures CHF1.5m investment from Swiss technology fund

Remote interpreting platform for the events business, Interprefy, has secured an additional CHF1.8m (US$1.83m) in funding  and the company expects the events industry to grow massively despite the impact of the coronavirus as organisers move meetings online. Swiss-based Technologiefonds has injected the latest investment, which comes on top of the existing CHF1.2m Interprefy had previously receive...

Charity Film Awards to go ahead as virtual event

The Charity Film Awards, which celebrates the best films and videos made for charity, is going virtual in 2020 due to Covid-19.

IBTM Events launches online resource hub IBTM Connect

Reed’s IBTM Events has launched, 24 March, a new online platform, IBTM Connect, as a global online resource hub for business events professionals to access and share knowledge and practical guidance. 

Mash Media launches the Mash Community

Mash Media has set up a new online forum, the Mash Community, which will provide a resource hub and place of discussion during the COVID-19 crisis.

Virtual events for the events industry: 23-27 March

Live events may be dormant, but the events industry is still hard at work. Each week, Mash Media will be publishing a list of live virtual events and webinars aimed at helping the events industry navigate the Covid19 crisis.

A call for your virtual events

As the majority of people are now working at home, and with no live events able to run, the events industry continues to demonstrate its creativity to keep content rolling. As the industry remains mothballed, it is the ideal time to develop knowledge.

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