Monday, September 13, 2010

Google Reported To Buy Quicksee For $10 Million. Here Come More 3D, Geo, Panoramic Videos

Google is buying Israeli startup Quicksee, also known as MentorWave Technologies, for an estimated $10 million, reports Israeli newspaperHaaretz. The startup has raised $3 million from Ofer Hi-Tech and Docor International Management.

Quicksee makes 3D video tour software that can be pinned on a Google Map. It results in an effect similar to what you can see in Street View on Google Maps, allowing the viewer to pan around and see a panoramic image of a location. Except that the panoramic images do not require expensive 3D cameras mounted on top of a Googel vehicle. Anybody can create one with a regular video camera and Quicksee software.

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