NSF Grant Awarded for Peer-to-Peer Social Networking Application

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The Carbon Project announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company a grant to develop a new geosocial networking application called ((Echo))MyPlace®. ((Echo))MyPlace is a "real time, real place" social networking application that combines 2D and 3D mapping from Microsoft Virtual Earth with a peer-to-peer network featuring dynamic streams of location-based digital news, video content and geographically-targeted marketing.

It's designed to let local entrepreneurs target their message to the people most likely to be interested in their products and services and enhance the value of their advertising.

The Carbon Project announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company a grant to develop a new geosocial networking application called ((Echo))MyPlace®.

((Echo))MyPlace is a "real time, real place" social networking application that combines 2D and 3D mapping from Microsoft Virtual Earth with a peer-to-peer network featuring dynamic streams of location-based digital news, video content and geographically-targeted marketing.

"((Echo))MyPlace has a very modern and exciting look and feel that will appeal to a wide range of users," said Jeff Harrison, President and CEO of The Carbon Project. "It's designed to let local entrepreneurs target their message to the people most likely to be interested in their products and services and enhance the value of their advertising."

A beta version of ((Echo))MyPlace is expected to be released mid 2008. For more information on ((Echo))MyPlace contact info@TheCarbonProject.com.

This work is being support by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

About The Carbon Project

The Carbon Project is an innovative, high-energy software and technology company specializing in mapping and Geosocial Networking™. The Carbon Project serves professionals, software developers, government agencies and businesses that develop mapping solutions or use geospatial data. The Carbon Project also provides geographically enabled social networking solutions for distributing real-time digital news, video content and geographically targeted marketing. Headquartered in Boston, The Carbon Project is a privately owned company backed by individual investors. For more information please visit: http://www.TheCarbonProject.com

The Carbon Project, ((Echo))MyPlace and Geosocial Networking are trademarks or registered trademarks of Carbon Project, Inc.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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