PlaceWare

PlaceWare was a provider of web conferencing software founded in 1996 by Xerox engineers Pavel Curtis, Mike Dixon, and David Nichols as a spin-off from Xerox PARC. Its first product, PlaceWare Auditorium, was rolled out in March 1997, and used by such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Sun Microsystems, and PBS.wikipedia
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PlaceWare was a provider of web conferencing software founded in 1996 by Xerox engineers Pavel Curtis, Mike Dixon, and David Nichols as a spin-off from Xerox PARC.
In 1996, PlaceWare was founded as a spinoff from Xerox PARC.

Pavel Curtis

PlaceWare was a provider of web conferencing software founded in 1996 by Xerox engineers Pavel Curtis, Mike Dixon, and David Nichols as a spin-off from Xerox PARC.
Curtis left Xerox in 1997 to become a principal architect and co-founder of PlaceWare, a web-conferencing company that was acquired by Microsoft in 2003.

Microsoft Office Live Meeting

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Placeware was acquired by Microsoft in 2003, and its core product renamed Microsoft Office Live Meeting.
Live Meeting was originally a separate company called PlaceWare.

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PlaceWare was a provider of web conferencing software founded in 1996 by Xerox engineers Pavel Curtis, Mike Dixon, and David Nichols as a spin-off from Xerox PARC.

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PlaceWare was a provider of web conferencing software founded in 1996 by Xerox engineers Pavel Curtis, Mike Dixon, and David Nichols as a spin-off from Xerox PARC.

Microsoft

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Placeware was acquired by Microsoft in 2003, and its core product renamed Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

Scott L. McGregor

The Briefing Associate was designed to enable delivery of presentations over the web, and is notable as a precursor to Web Conferencing, which McGregor subsequently contributed to creating in 1998 when at PlaceWare as Product Manager and Experience Designer, he helped restructure a collaborative tools software development kit (SDK) created at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) into the Placeware Web Conferencing Center, pioneering this new market.