September 14, 2010 04:00 ET

VZnet Networks and Meez Partner to Raise Engagement and User Experience Online

Largest German Social Network Taps Meez, Bringing an Immersive Social Experience to Its Community

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) - Meez, the first truly immersive social community with the highest engagement online, today announced its integration on VZnet Networks, the largest social networking site in Germany with 17 million users. As the first social entertainment application on, VZNet's 18+ community, the Meez application has been developed to bring a new revenue channel and increased engagement to the site, while creating a synchronous, real-time experience for VZNet users.

As part of this unique integration, Meez has created custom, co-branded studiVZ hangouts, which are available only to studiVZ users, giving them a personalized Meez Nation experience that is specific to their community, language and demographic. The integration will offer the breadth of the Meez social experience to studiVZ, including video and multimedia portals, social gaming and virtual goods, all built upon rich MMO functionality for high engagement and a more immersive user experience.

"Meez and VZNet share a common goal -- to make the online social experience more immersive and engaging for the end user," said John Cahill, CEO, Meez. "We're seeing a steady increase in social networks looking to integrate more real-time, game-driven experiences like Meez. studiVZ will benefit from higher engagement numbers and additional monetization from virtual items and subscription sales, while Meez gains access to studiVZ's dedicated community and an increased user-base."

For more information on Meez or to create your own avatar, visit, or its application on studiVZ.

About Meez
Meez integrates cross-platform social entertainment into an immersive virtual community. Driving this experience are social game mechanics, video, and rich multimedia sharing. With over thirteen million registered players and the highest user engagement online, Meez connects users with one another and the brands and artists they care about. Meez investors include Anthem Venture Partners, Battery Ventures and Draper & Associates, and is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit

About VZnet Networks
VZnet Networks, based in Berlin, Germany, is Germany's leading social network. More than 17.2 million members are communicating on our three platforms schülerVZ (, studiVZ ( and meinVZ ( with their classmates, friends and colleagues. Every day more than 2 million photos are uploaded and 13 million messages sent. VZnet Networks Ltd. was created in October 2005 as studiVZ Ltd. and has been part of the Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group since January 2007. The CEO of VZnet Networks Ltd. is Dr. Clemens Riedl.

Contact Information

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    theMIX agency for Meez
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    Dirk Hensen
    Head of Communications VZnet Networks
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