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  • Lively Raises $4.8M, Launches Sensor Network For Older Folks

    Lively Raises $4.8M, Launches Sensor Network For Older Folks

    “Help the aged,” sang the bard, and that’s what Lively aims to do. After all, one time they were just like you, drinking smoking cigs, and sniffing glue. This $150 device, on the other hand, ensures that they’re up and about and staying active while you’re away, giving you a bit of peace of mind while the older folks are at home. Read More

  • Lively Is An Activity Sharing Platform That Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Independently Living Parents Or Grandparents

    Lively Is An Activity Sharing Platform That Helps You Keep Tabs On Your Independently Living Parents Or Grandparents

    There are approximately 11.3 million elderly Americans that live independently in their own homes. Although many seniors choose to live by themselves without any assistance, it can be a challenge for their children to ensure their parents are doing alright. Lively is an innovative service that helps you keep tabs on the routine activities of your parents or grandparents. For those of us who… Read More

  • Google Kills Lively

    Google Kills Lively

    Even Google is getting into the downsizing spirit. It just announced that it is killing Lively, its browser-baseed virtual worlds that could be embedded into other Websites. Lively launched just last July. The death notice on the site says it will shut down on December 31, so we are adding Lively to the deadpool. Lively just never took off, and was extremely far afield for Google. We… Read More

  • Google Chrome Not So Lively

    Google Chrome Not So Lively

    People (well, us) are starting to put a list together of Google products that don’t play nicely with Chrome, their new Windows-only browser. First up is Google Analytics, which doesn’t track Chrome usage separately from Firefox (why Firefox?) for now, even though other services made the change immediately. Since Chrome is a two-year project and shouldn’t have been a surprise… Read More

  • Google Launches Virtual World Called Lively

    Google Launches Virtual World Called Lively

    Well, this sucks for Second Life. Google is launching a new service today called Lively, a browser based virtual world add-on that lets users create and customize avatars and worlds, interact with other users, and generally have a richer social interaction than is offered by GTalk today. Worlds can be embedded into web pages, although only Windows users on IE or Firefox can view them, after… Read More