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). The company was founded in 2011 and backed by Keiretsu Forum angel investors.

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 August 2017, AnyMeeting had over one million registered users.

AnyMeeting was acquired by Intermedia in September 2017.

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]

Integrations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freebinar Becomes AnyMeeting with Added Video Broadcasting Feature". TMCnet.
  2. ^ "ADVICE: How webinars can help your business". The Press Enterprise.
  3. ^ "Spotlight on Startups: Anymeeting Is a Free Web Conferencing Tool". Sprout Insights.
  4. ^ "AnyMeeting, The Free Webinar Service, Launches Redesign, Six-Way Video Conferencing". TechCrunch.
  5. ^ "Five web-based conferencing apps". TechRepublic.
  6. ^ "Products of the week 9.3.12". Network World.
  7. ^ "Make Money Conducting Webinars with AnyMeeting". PCWorld.
  8. ^ "AnyMeeting Goes Freemium". The Webinar Blog.
  9. ^ "AnyMeeting undercuts GoToMeeting with cheap ad-free meetings". Venture Beat.
  10. ^ "AnyMeeting Makes Web Meetings, Webinars Free". InformationWeek.
  11. ^ "The Webinar Blog: AnyMeeting Goes Freemium". The Webinar Blog.
  12. ^ "What are the system and browser requirements?". AnyMeeting Support Site. Archived from the original on 2013-05-22. Retrieved 2019-05-24.
  13. ^ "m.o. Interview: Costin Tuculescu, founder and CEO of AnyMeeting". m.o. Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
  14. ^ "AnyMeeting: How to Turn Your Next Webinar into Cash". Entrepreneur.
  15. ^ "The Best Free Stuff of 2012 (Alphabetical List)". CIO.
  16. ^ "The 15 Best Free Business Tools, Apps, and Services of 2012". PC World.
  17. ^ "3 Software Products Small Businesses Need to Know". Small Business Computing.
  18. ^ "The Best Free Web Apps of 2011". PC Magazine.
  19. ^ "Free WebEx Competitor Gets Boost From VMware's Zimbra". InformationWeek.
  20. ^ "AnyMeeting Plans and Pricing page". AnyMeeting.com. AnyMeeting Support. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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