Get your own place

Last week we introduced free starter apartments for everyone and have gotten great feedback so far!

It bears repeating for anyone who may have missed the news – once you’ve completed the welcome tour in Twinity you are rewarded with your own 4 walls for free, no matter how long ago you joined and did the tour!

For more information just check our blog.

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3D Virtual World Twinity enables Mobile Payments

3D online social community Twinity, a virtual world based on real people and real cities, is letting its members pay for virtual items using their cell phones.

Berlin, 2 September 2010 – 3D online world Twinity, the social community based on real people and realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities, is letting its members pay for virtual items using their cell phones.

From new clothes for their 3D avatar to the latest furniture for the stylish 3D home to thousands of other virtual items, Twinizens from over 50 countries worldwide can now have instant fun by using their cell phones to go on a shopping spree in Twinity.

Twinity utilizes the mobile payment system of mopay web. The UI integration into the Twinity Global purchase on twinity.com provides members with a mobile payments experience, letting their charges automatically appear on their mobile-phone bill.

“Mobile payment enables our members to use the easiest and most convenient way to purchase Globals to get the latest trends in Twinity”, says Jochen Hummel, CEO of Metaversum, the company behind Twinity.

Twinity makes most of its revenue from the sale of Globals, the world’s virtual currency, to its members, who use that currency to buy virtual items.

The virtual world Twinity is currently in public beta. Register for free membership at www.twinity.com and start exploring the world today.

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Information about Metaversum and Twinity:
Metaversum develops and operates the 3D mirror world Twinity. The vision behind Twinity is to bring the real and the virtual worlds closer together by building realistic replicas of the world’s most vibrant cities in 3D. Berlin, Singapore, London and Miami have launched in Twinity, with other exciting cities set to follow them soon. Twinity members can create a personal avatar, explore real cities virtually, move into a 3D home, chat with friends, work, get creative, or just have fun together.

Twinity offers businesses new ways of engaging with real people in real virtual cities. Through virtual shops and branded presences, in-world ad campaigns, product placement, and real and virtual sponsored events, Twinity lets you enter into a genuine, emotive dialog with your target group. Twinity is currently in public beta and open for business. Founded in July 2006 and financed by leading venture capital firms, Metaversum has offices in Berlin, Singapore, Kiev, and Potsdam. More information can be found at www.metaversum.com and www.twinity.com.

Find more information, videos, pictures and other resources in the Twinity Social Media Newsroom: www.twinity.com/en/newsroom

Do you have any questions or require additional material?

Barbara Ecker
Senior Manager Communication & Brand
Metaversum GmbH | Twinity.com
Rungestrasse 20 | 10179 Berlin | Germany
E: barbara@metaversum.com
F: +49 30 847 12 25 – 23

Create your own virtual Movie!

Now you can look like James Dean in our new retro collection! Give your own place a Fab 50s feel with cool classic furniture items, or style your avatar like your favorite star! See all the lookalikes of young Marlon Brando or Grace Kelly and dance some swing at the opening party.

Downtime Monday 5th July at 9am

Dear Twinizens,

We’ll have a major update of Twinity tomorrow Monday 5th of July and we expect a downtime of 30 minutes  around 9am.  New features will be introduced and they are amazing, but we want to keep them as a great surprise, so we’ll post the release notes here in the blog after the update 😛

Your Twinity Team

Metaversum offers 6 paid internships in Berlin

Metaversum, developer and operator the Virtual World Twinity and also recently mentioned by TechCrunch as one of the bourgeoning innovative startup companies in Berlin, is hiring.

We’re looking for talented interns in the following fields:

You’ll find all job descriptions here: http://www.metaversum.com/content/_jobs/

If you know someone who wants to work in an international start up company in Berlin, with a team of dedicated people, in an exciting and challenging business environment and fulfills the above described requirements just spread the word.

All internships are based in our Berlin headquarters, are paid and should last 6 months or longer. English or German applications should be sent to jobs@metaversum.com using the job title as subject line.

Wrapping up the week at Metaversum, March 19, 2010

Some highlights from a busy week at Metaversum:

Have a great weekend and see you soon in Twinity!

Metaversum Closes 4.5 Million Euro Financing Round for Twinity

Metaversum secures financing round for international expansion with new and existing investors.

Berlin/Potsdam, 7 July 2009 – Metaversum GmbH, developer of Twinity, the world’s first mirror world – a virtual world made of real people and real places – has announced the successful closure of another round of financing.

Existing investors Grazia Equity and Balderton Capital join BFB BeteiligungsFonds Brandenburg from InvestitionsBank des Landes Brandenburg, which is managed by BC Brandenburg Capital and KfW, in investing a total of 4.5 million euros in this latest round of financing. Metaversum is now best prepared for the continued development of its 3D platform and its upcoming international expansion.

Metaversum is building to-scale replicas of the world’s big cities in its 3D online world Twinity. The cities are not the only thing that is real about Twinity. The members of the 3D community also use real profiles and realistic-looking avatars – making Twinity a mirror world. Twinity and virtual Berlin are currently in public beta testing. The launch of virtual Singapore is set to follow this summer, and London is already under construction.

The mix of local and international investors is a good reflection of the company’s strategy. The realistic virtual cities are firmly anchored in the respective region, and help open it up to the world.

Jochen Hummel, CEO of Metaversum, commented, “In times such as these, a financing round like this is a great confirmation for Twinity and for our vision of building a real virtual world.”

Jobs available at Metaversum Asia in Singapore

We’re currently recruiting for software R&D and business development in Singapore. We’re especially interested in hearing from candidates for the business development jobs as soon as possible as we’re trying to set up some interviews still this week. Continue reading

Taking your Twinity feedback seriously

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of feedback about Twinity, not all of it positive, but we’re listening. I wanted to take a few moments to share some of the feedback, and what we’re doing to try to continue to make Twinity better for you. Continue reading

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