Istock_000000115116smallIf most venture capitalists weren’t liars, we’d tell you that if we had the opportunity to fund Google, we would have passed. Seriously, who would have thought the world needed another search engine in 1995?

Fast forward to 2006. Does the world need another web conferencing product? Maybe. Check out Vyew.

Vyew is a free browser-based conferencing and “always-on” collaboration platform that provides instant visual communication without the need for client downloads or installations.

Vyew’s multimedia workspace enables real-time shared viewing of presentations, files, photos, and one’s desktop. Included are tools for whiteboarding, annotating, text chatting, and phone conferencing.

With Vyew’s “always-on” configuration, users can leave, permit others to enter and make revisions, and return–knowing that all content and annotations will remain intact.

Vyew has a growing set of plug-ins, such as Yahoo maps, Google search, diagram tools, notepad, games, and photo slideshows.

Key Features:
– Free
– Instant meeting: No client to download
– “Always-on” collaborative sessions
– Share and whiteboard PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and JPG, etc. files.
– Desktop sharing with one-click screen capture
– Remote storage
– Download photos from Yahoo!, Kodak, and Flickr to create multimedia slideshows