My Virtual Head Would Look Great On Your Virtual Body! Gizmoz Merges With Daz 3D

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Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

I feel like today is Virtual World Day. We started off the morning covering the public beta launch of Vivaty, then Second Life and IBM announced that they bridged two virtual worlds, and Google launch

Oddcast to Let You Put Your Face on a Movie Star's

Just days after competitor Gizmoz announced more funding and AIM integration, Oddcast is previewing a new service called 3D Videostar that will let users import their faces into movie clips to replace

Gizmoz Raises $6.5M from Japan's DoCoMo; Integrates with AIM

GizMoz, provider of fun technology that can turn your 2D image and recorded voice into a talking 3D character, is growing up and moving into the Asian market. The Israeli company, which we first cover

JibJab Has Our Number JibJab has obviously figured out that pasting our pictures onto a video is a sure fire way to get a link from us. Here’s the latest, although I still li

Insert Your 3D Avatar Into Movie Clips. All The Cool Kids Do It. Get your own at If you like putting yourself into movie clips with JibJab, you’ll like this new product from Gizmoz, too. Unli

TV Coverage For Dancejam, Realius and Gizmoz At TechCrunch40 Three TechCrunch40 demo pit startups got local bay area television coverage last week – Dancejam (note: I’m an investor), Realius and

The Gizmoz/Taco Bell Ad The ad above, featuring people who applied to be in it via a special Taco Bell/Gizmoz contest that ran last month, was

Taco Bell, Avatars, and the Decline of Western Civilization

When Nero looked out over the ruins of Rome, he must have seen something like the TV Me! promotion from Taco Bell. The Bell, creators of the Fourthmeal and purveyors of food for the stoned, has an ope

Gizmoz To Get Mainstream Attention At MTV Music Awards

Gizmoz, an Israeli startup that allows people to create realistic 3D cartoon avatars of themselves and embed them on other websites, will be getting a little mainstream attention at the upcoming MTV M

Gizmoz Launches – Create Your Talking 3D Avatar

I first wrote about Israeli widget site Gizmoz in December 2006. At the time, the company hadn’t launched its product to create personalized widgets using users’ pictures and voice, but th

Crazy 3D Avatars From Gizmoz

I first met Eyal Gever, the founder of Gizmoz, at the Israeli Web Tour conference in Palo Alto a couple of months ago. Later that day I saw Eyal again, at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. This tim