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  • Amazon Coins Are Steroids For The Amazon Appstore

    Amazon Coins Are Steroids For The Amazon Appstore

    Editor's note: Charles Edward Hudson is a venture partner with SoftTech VC and the CEO and co-founder of Bionic Panda Games. I have been trying to wrap my head around Amazon’s decision to launch Amazon Coins as a currency. It struck me as curious because most major platforms who have offered universal, platform-wide virtual currencies have dialed back those efforts or simply abandoned… Read More

  • Virtual Worlds Are Fun, Sky Is Blue

    Virtual Worlds Are Fun, Sky Is Blue

    Mitch Kapor, chairman of Second Life-operator Linden Lab, delivered the keynote address at the Virtual Worlds conference on Friday, speaking on the benefits of virtual education and training, which includes providing an environment in which trainees can fail safely. Although it is an obvious setback that people don’t gain any real-world experience from learning to do their job via the… Read More