• Make3D: Turn a 2D Picture Into a 3D Model

    Stanford University service Make3D automatically converts a single picture into a 3D model. We covered similar technology from Fotowoosh in April 2007. Make3D takes a two-dimensional image and creates a three-dimensional fly around model that includes depth and a range views. Photos can be uploaded directly or pulled into the site from Flickr. The service is based on an algorithm created… Read More

  • Freewebs Drops The "Free" And Launches It's Own Facebook Gaming Network

    Freewebs is taking a step back from its personal website network and expanding into a social media portfolio company under the name The domain will serve as a hub for its new web properties, including recently launched social publishing site Pagii and Freewebs. The site will also include a new property, the “Social Gaming Network” (SGN). SGN is a game developer that… Read More

  • Social Site Rankings (September, 2007)

    Did you know that Imeem is the fastest-growing social site in the U.S (up 1,590 percent in monthly uniques). And that AIM Pages is growing slightly faster than Digg (345 percent growth versus 323 percent)? Well, at least according to comScore. I asked comScore to do a ranking of social sites in the U.S. and then I reordered the list by growth rate. Here it is: Here are my takeaways. … Read More

  • Freewebs Launches Pagii: Publishing For The MySpace Crowd

    Freewebs has launched a new “social publishing” site called Pagii, aimed at crafting highly stylized personal web pages. It’s termed social publishing because the service isn’t only for crafting user profiles, but also crafting layouts for any other content such as scrapbooks. Pages are designed with a very flexible AJAX page editor that lets users drag, drop, and… Read More

  • RealEditor Says "MySpace Ripped Us Off"

    RealEditor is a MySpace profile editor that was created by Jay Elaraj and Dave Maestri, two Freewebs developers, in their leisure time. It caught the eye of MySpace President Tom Anderson, who wrote to the founders in March. He complimented RealEditor and asked them if they’d be willing to come work for and/or sell the software to MySpace. The co-founders declined. But they had a bit of… Read More

  • Fotowoosh Will Turn Any Picture Into A 3D Image

    Fotowoosh, a new service from Maryland-based startup Freewebs, will turn any image (preferably an outdoor image) into a 3D model. They went live on Friday. Examples of what the service can do are above (along with the original 2D images. A video is here which shows more examples. The 3D image is constructed in Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) format, meaning you currently need a… Read More