Monthly Archives: June 2009

Mirror worlds anyone? Warsaw, Prague, Oslo, Toronto, Indianapolis on Google Earth

Another batch of cities hit Google Earth and the SketchUp 3D Warehouse (http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/) Of note:  :These cities have models made by techniques Google has yet to share: but is at least a semi-automated method which includes aerial photography for photo-realistic … Continue reading

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Cisco Live virtual conference June 30 – July 1

Hi, Lots of interesting sessions on telepresence, LAN, Internet of Things and more, much of it can be attended virtually and free. Combination virtual conference using screen-based and Second Life. The Second Life sessions are: (1) June 30 at 2:45pm … Continue reading

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China says no more “virtual” currency for “real” goods & services

Photo via:  (http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2006-12/26/content_767613.htm) China says no more “virtual” currency for “real” goods & services Via: xinhuanet.com “China bars use of virtual money for trading in real goods ” (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-06/27/content_11610478.htm) Could this be due to the coverage of virtual currencies in … Continue reading

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IBM Lotus Sametime 3D for post-email generation

Via: (http://www.boston.com/business/technology/articles/2009/06/24/ibm_lotus_offers_online_virtual_office_world_with_sametime_3d/) “A lot has changed in the way people are interacting at home,’’ said Bob Picciano, general manager, IBM Lotus Software. “We want to bring that into work.’’ “IBM has been very aggressive in seeing these opportunities and going … Continue reading

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MEDIA LINKS FOR June 25, 2009 SRI EVENT

You will see the *LIVE* stream here only during the *LIVE* event. If you are not seeing media,  “refesh” the page. If there is no event on LIVE right now, you will not see or hear anything. Please refer to … Continue reading

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Online Event *LIVE* from SRI: “Designing Effective Learning, Training, and Collaboration in Virtual Worlds” June 25

Announcing an online event *LIVE* from SRI: “Designing Effective Learning, Training, and Collaboration  in Virtual Worlds” June 25 A special SDForum Virtual World SIG online session  in collaboration with SRI Business Consulting Virtual Worlds @ Work On Thursday June 25  … Continue reading

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$2M raised for “massive online social strategy game” eRepublik

Via (http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/17/new-funding-for-a-new-world-erepublik-raises-e2-million/) At eRepulik (http://www.erepublik.com/en) you can “Change the world and rewrite history”  “Become your country’s president”  “Become a citizen and change the world” “Build the biggest virtual company in the world”   “Be a hero by leading your country to … Continue reading

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Stratim Capital buys out Second Life(tm) investor

Stratim Capital (http://www.stratimcapital.com/) buys out a Second Life(tm) (http://www.secondlife.com) investor, to .  Partner in the firm Zach Abrams  states “it doesn’t look like it (Second Life) will need to raise another VC round.”   This seems like a good sign of … Continue reading

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Opera Unite called Web 5.0

I found this reference to Opera Unite (http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/an-introduction-to-opera-unite/)being called “Web 5.0”   The quote is from SFGate (http://www.sfgate.com) from Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner.  Released on 06/16/09  (http://labs.opera.com)  Opera Unite allows you to set up a mini-web server right from your … Continue reading

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Smithsonian to use Virtual Space Entertainment for “Blue Mars” exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution is tapping Virtual World SIG presenter (http://digitalmediasig.com/virtual-space-entertainment-june-23-2008/) Virtual Space Entertainment (along with Avatar Reality and Big Stage) to create a museum exhibit about a terraformed Mars. The idea is that by 2150 the planet Mars has been … Continue reading

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