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.
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- Microsoft's current Live Meeting product page
- PlaceWare: Structuring a Xerox Technology Spin-off, a company case study
- PlaceWare at Crunchbase