Added by Dorje Kawabata on April 6, 2008 at 10:12am —
Added by Dorje Kawabata on April 6, 2008 at 9:57am —
MellaniuM to create Virtual Real Worlds for Autistic Research.
Virtual Real Worlds are to be used to simulate new 3D environments for people in the autistic spectrum. For people with autism, VRWs are way of setting up realistic social situations that might be encountered in their everyday lives. For people who have social, emotional, communicational problems VRWs can enable them to familiarise with a simulated situational environment before actually experiencing in real… Continue
Added by Ken Rigby (Tele3DWorld/MellaniuM/InterVerzaL) on April 4, 2008 at 6:17pm —
Added by Dorje Kawabata on April 4, 2008 at 10:08am —
Help! I am looking for solid/verifiable industry data, specifically what companies in the virtual world market have reached revenues of $10M or more...
Does anyone have any data or research they can point me to?
Added by Robert Rice on April 1, 2008 at 1:22pm —
Metaversum, the developer and operator of the virtual world Twinity, attracts Balderton Capital as investor.
Berlin, 1st April 2008
Metaversum GmbH, developer and operator of the upcoming 3D virtual world Twinity, is pleased to announce a significant multi million Euro investment from Balderton Capital. Balderton Capital, formerly Benchmark Capital Europe, is one of the leading European venture capital firms, and recently sold its stakes in both Bebo and MySQL – both… Continue
Added by Andrew Peters on April 1, 2008 at 10:29am —
The March 13th edition of Business Week an article on Comcast, Deal or No Deal reads: “Wall Street has wondered when the Comcast (CMCSA) chief executive and serial acquirer might make a play for another big media prize.
The chatter picked up last fall, just before America’s largest cable company confessed that it would add fewer subscribers than expected in the fourth quarter. Some investors worried that, with growth slowing, Roberts might try to pick off Yahoo! (YHOO) or… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on April 1, 2008 at 10:24am —
Most of us spend little time looking at the future. Instead we concentrate on avoiding the obstacles in our current path. The next relationship networking wave of technology-driven change is fast approaching, and once again, people are ready but few of the BIG seem ready.
A Revolution is in Progress
Today, word spreads quickly! Watching the forums and interactions on numerous social networks one can see that customer feedback is instantaneous and the expectations… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on April 1, 2008 at 10:21am —
In the jurisprudence and the law, a right is the legal or moral entitlement to do or refrain from doing something, or to obtain or refrain from obtaining an action, thing or recognition in civil society. Rights serve as rules of interaction between people, and, as such, they place constraints and obligations upon the actions of individuals or groups.
Societal rights are bestowed to its citizenry by society and are a set of obligations that are… Continue
Added by Jay Deragon on March 31, 2008 at 8:30am —
Episode Sixteen of The Virtual Worlds BusinessCast, brought to you by Voices in Business, is now online at http://virtualworldsbusinesscast.com
Today’s show features an interview with Jeff Barr
, Web Services Evangelist at Amazon.com.
As an evangelist, Jeff travels both the real world and the virtual world talking to people about the Amazon Web Services. I was fortunate… Continue
Added by Mike O'Hara on March 31, 2008 at 6:00am —
CoSpace Yebber Geek Terminal ping.sg twinity recruit.net social media breakfast TheMediaSlut HypoCol Wellness Community TDM - A LIST of Singapore events and innovations
It is hard to believe that I packed in SO much into the 168 hours I had available last week. Forget about sleep - well almost. There is a buzz in Singapore and the 9 identified keywords - tags above are just a fraction of things that were revolving around APLINK last week. Is this only happening in Singapore - I doubt… Continue
Added by Andrew Peters on March 31, 2008 at 3:41am —
We've had a lot of wonderful guests in Extropia, but next Sunday we're going to have a very special visitor!
Robert J. Sawyer (SF Writer in SL) will be joining us for a discussion of his novels and his visions of the future, in life extension, robotics, artificial intelligence, SETI, inter-species ethics and many more fascinating topics. And, he'll be sticking around afterwards to join the Extropia Book Club in a discussion of his latest novel, Rollback, just named as a finalist for… Continue
Added by Sophrosyne Stenvaag on March 30, 2008 at 10:30pm —
When you spend as much time as I do reading through what's written about the metaverse everyday, you sometimes get a bit down about what you see day after day. Invariably it's the same article written time and again and typically it includes the "I have a first life, I don't need a Second" refrain from the journalist who probably has never set virtual foot in a virtual world. Sometimes you see writing that recognizes the potential of virtual worlds. Only very rarely, in my opinion, do you see… Continue
Added by Dave Elchoness on March 30, 2008 at 12:06am —
The British Council
published my essay, "The Emergence of a New Global Culture in the Imagination Age," as part of the launch of the Transatlantic Network 2020
PDF for entire collection of essays
and blog post for… Continue
Added by Rita J. King on March 29, 2008 at 11:04pm —
TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2008 Online Virtual Worlds: Applications and Avatars in a User-Generated Medium
Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Hearing 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.
Added by Nazz Lane on March 29, 2008 at 9:04pm —
My passion in virtual worlds all starts with a great desire to create. My need to create art has led me on a journey to manipulate imagery and create art using GIMP, Texture maker and Photo Shop. I am most at home with Texture Maker and GIMP2. I am also a gizmo and gadget geek so as devices make themselves know to me I play with them.
I imported some Tuna Textures today. I hope you enjoy them there will be plenty more in weeks to come. If you want to see the stuff I do to really turn… Continue
Added by Tuna Oddfellow on March 29, 2008 at 7:33pm —
I am not a big blogger, I tend to do and be more than I write about doing and being! I have to let you know that i am happy I am here and having the time of my life. I feel that I have been waiting my whole life to be right where i am now doing exactly what I am doing. I am grateful to be a part of what i believe is the future of communication and will change and improve the world that we know.
Added by Ivy Lane on March 29, 2008 at 4:10pm —
There is a growing trend toward more personalized virtual worlds. There are several reasons for this:
1.) Greater control of the environment (Users, access)
2.) Data security
Currently, Second Life is not on the best vector for addressing some of these issues although it still remains a good platform for public facing initiatives, community building, and customer “friendly” interaction.
Corporate use… Continue
Added by Mark Burhop on March 28, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Mirko Caspar CMO of Metaversum to Attend Virtual Worlds 2008
Metaversum’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Mirko Caspar will be attending the convention, Virtual Worlds 2008, held at New York City (USA). Twinity, the next upcoming virtual world to look out for, is Merversum’s latest product. Mirko Caspar will be available for… Continue
Added by Andrew Peters on March 28, 2008 at 1:42pm —
Added by Dorje Kawabata on March 28, 2008 at 10:48am —