AnyMeeting

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AnyMeeting, Inc. (Formerly Freebinar)[1] is a provider of web conferencing and webinar services[2] for small business[3] that enables users to host and attend web based conferences and meetings and share their desktop screen with other remote users via the web. AnyMeeting is a web-based software application accessible by users via a web browser. This method of software delivery is commonly referred to as Software as a Service (or SaaS).

Features[edit]

Features include 6-way video conferencing,[4] screen sharing, applicationsharing, recording, public profiles, surveys, polls, audio via conference call or computer mic and speakers,[5] YouTube video sharing[6] and an additional option that enables meeting hosts to charge attendees (via PayPal) to access a webinar.[7]

AnyMeeting provides two primary options for users to access the features and functionality of its service: a free option that is ad-supported software[8] and a subscription-based software option that has no Ads.[9] Advertisements are shown to meeting organizers and attendees in the sidebar of the meeting application window.[10] The subscription option includes the same features as the Ad-free option, except the advertisements are removed. The Ad-free plans are available for 25 and 200 attendees.[11] AnyMeeting operates on Adobe Flash Player in all modern browsers including the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari (Mac).[12]

History[edit]

The beta version of AnyMeeting was originally launched in 2009 under the name Freebinar. It was founded by Costin Tuculescu, a 12-year veteran of the web conferencing industry. In 2009, Costin identified an opportunity to try something no one else was doing, use a free, ad-supported software business model to deliver a web conferencing and webinar service.[13] As of September 2012, AnyMeeting had over 200,000 registered users[3] holding several thousand meetings per month.

Security[edit]

AnyMeeting online meetings can be protected with an encrypted password feature for those who want to restrict access to their meeting or charge a fee to attend. Meeting recordings can also be password protected.[14]

Accolades[edit]

AnyMeeting was named by CIO.com in its list of the best free stuff of 2012[15]

AnyMeeting was named by PC World as one of the 15 best free business tools, apps and services of 2012[16]

AnyMeeting named in Small Business Computing as one of 3 software products small businesses need to know[17]

AnyMeeting was named by PCMag.com as one of the best free web apps of 2011.[18]

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