Sparkplay Media

  • Currently In Trouble: After Pulling Its IPO, Current TV Loses CTO

    Currently In Trouble: After Pulling Its IPO, Current TV Loses CTO

    Current Media, the peer-to-peer news and information company famously co-founded by former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, appears to be facing stormy weather lately. After two of its reporters were detained by North Korea in a relatively high-profile incident last month, the startup got criticized (whether justified or not) for remaining deafeningly silent over the matter even when it became… Read More

  • Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

    Virtual Worlds Are So Hot Right Now: $345 Million Invested So Far This Year

    I feel like today is Virtual World Day. We started off the morning covering the public beta launch of Vivaty, then Second Life and IBM announced that they bridged two virtual worlds, and Google launched its own version of virtual worlds with Lively. If it seems like everybody is starting their own virtual world, it is because they are. A report put out today by Virtual Worlds Management… Read More