ExitReality Launches With Carl's Jr Deal

Webpage to 3D space provider ExitReality has soft launched today via a cross promotion with CKE Restaurants (Carl’s Jr and Hardee’s) that will see the product promoted to millions via the

EA-Land (The Sims Online) Joins The Deadpool

EA-Land, the service previously known as The Sims Online will shut August 1, despite a much hyped revamp announced late February. The Sims Online was generally regarded to be a failure for EA, with th

HiPiHi Opens Its Doors To The Public

HiPiHi, China’s answer to Second Life has opened its doors to the public with a beta test that includes free features. We first wrote about HiPiHi in August 2007 when the company called for the

EA Turns The Sims Online Into Free EA-Land, Second Life Competitor

EA is relaunching The Sims Online as a free service with a new name and new features, including UGC, commerce and land ownership. EA-Land is the new, free Sims Online (TSO). The 12 different cities fr

Virtual Banking Banned in Second Life

Linden Lab has announced that virtual banking within Second Life is to be banned effective January 22 after receiving multiple complaints by Second Life residents scammed by bank operators. Banking an

No Dreams For One Third Of Electric Sheep Company Employees This Christmas

The Electric Sheep Company, regarded by many to be the leading Second Life development company, has parted company with one third of its workforce (22 people). The Electric Sheep Company is best known

You're Not In The USSR Any More: Estonia Opens An Embassy In Second Life

Eastern European nation Estonia has opened an official embassy in Second Life. Estonia for those not aware of the country is a former Soviet Republic that this year is celebrating 90th anniversary of

Chris Collins From Linden Lab: Stability Is The Key

I had the opportunity today to catch up with Chris Collins, the “Technical Assistant to the CEO” at Linden Lab, the makers of Second Life. A Commerce graduate from the University of Wester

SL WindLight: Second Life But Not As You Know It

Linden Lab released the WindLight First Look Second Life client Wednesday, the first serious release of Second Life that incorporates the technology Linden Lab acquired when it took over Windward Mark

How Much Is Second Life Worth?

Rumors about a massive valuation of Second Life have been floating around Silicon Valley for months. The original rumors said the company raised a new round of financing at a valuation of somewhere be

Virtual Pedophilia Report Bad News For Second Life

Linden Lab’s Second Life has seen its fair share of controversies in the past; an FBI investigation led to a shut down of inworld casinos, some media reports suggested that Second Life may be be

CSI:NY Comes To Second Life Wednesday

Second Life is bracing itself for an influx of new members this coming week with the long awaited episode of CSI:NY does Second Life to be shown in the United States on Wednesday. The episode will see

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

Metaverse Market Index Will Bring Comparative Tracking To Online Worlds

Christian Renaud, Chief Architect of Networked Virtual Environments for the Cisco Technology Center will be launching a new virtual worlds tracking organization called the Metaverse Market Index (MMI)

Intel To Acquire Havok

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Havok , a provider of software and services used by digital media creators in game development. Havok’s 3D software powers online worlds includ

Second Life 2.0: The Metanomics Conference

Things are changing in Second Life. The period of glee abandon in which companies joined Second Life, built giant edifices to their offline brands which no one visited, then ran away has passed. We ar

MetaCard: The World's First Virtual World Credit Card

Singapore based FirstMeta has launched MetaCard, a credit card for Second Life that is claimed to be the world’s first virtual world credit card. The MetaCard works in the same way as a normal f

If A Car Launches In Second Life, Will Anyone Notice It?

Scion, a division of Toyota that sells “trendy” cars targeted at Gen Y in the United States, was one of the earliest companies touting its wares in Second Life. In 2006, Scion became the f

HiPiHi Seeks To Standardize 3D Worlds And Develop Interoperability

China’s answer to Second Life, HiPiHi, announced at the State of Play V conference in Singapore Monday its intentions to work towards standardized 3D worlds, with an aim of eventually delivering

Betting On Second Life Stock Exchanges

After the recent ban on gambling, Second Life residents have had reduced opportunities on where spend their hard earned (or bought) Lindens (the Second Life in-world currency). The world of share trad
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