How Roblox avoided the gaming graveyard and grew into a $2.5B company

There are successful companies that grow fast and garner tons of press. Then there’s Roblox, a company which took at least a decade to hit its stride and has, relative to its current level of succes

Playdom Keeps The Acquisition Fun Rolling With Virtual-World Startup Metaplace

<img src=""> Social gaming company <a href="">Playdom</a> is definitely on an acquisition spree. Last month it <a

Metaplace Raises $6.7 Million For Custom Virtual Worlds

<a href=""><img src="" class="shot2" /></a> <a href="">Metaplace</a>, a startup that

IBM And Linden Lab Team For Virtual World Interoperability

IBM and Linden Lab (the company behind Second Life) will announce a new partnership at the Virtual Worlds Conference in San Jose today that will focus on virtual world interoperability. The initial fo

TechCrunch40 Session 8: Entertainment for All Ages

We’re live blogging each session, adding to the summary of each company direct from the floor of TechCrunch 40. Click Refresh to view. FlowPlay FlowPlay is a virtual world community built around