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Ubisoft donates to Notre Dame after 'Assassin's Creed' becomes center of rebuilding conversation  PRWeek

Video game publisher Ubisoft is donating to the Notre Dame Cathedral and allowing fans to play its "Assassin's Creed Unity" game for free, after the game ...

Second Life: Reflections on Complementing Success with an Encore Career  Harvard Business School

In 2015, Steve Kloeblen retired and thought he was done with the corporate world. A graduate of HBS Executive Education's General Management Program, ...

10 Tech Stocks That Transformed Their Business  Investorplace.com

These 10 tech stocks, including Apple, Microsoft and Google, have survived and thrived because they transformed the way they do business.

Podcast: Muscle Memory and Cyber Fitness Training  Security Intelligence

Basic cyber hygiene only goes so far. Organizations need immersive cyber fitness training to make better decisions in the face of crisis situations.

New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off  Singularity Hub

On its 14th birthday, a reflection on Linden Lab's groundbreaking Second Life, and how their next project Sansar hopes to go even further. In May 2006 ...

Battery Recycling Global Market Growth by 2025 : Minntek, Lenovo, SimsRecycling, IBM, Dell, HPE, Atlantix  Fashion Herald

The analysis report offers data on Global Battery Recycling Market 2018 trends and drivers, revenue, growth, technologies, and on the Battery Recycling market ...

What I learned about virtual worlds by helping found OpenSim  Hypergrid Business

When we started OpenSim many years ago (back with MW, lbsa71 and many others who have since drifted on), we had grand ambitions. Yes, it started as a fun ...

Products made successful by repurposing strategy  The Manila Times

ONCE a product has reached its full sales potentials, it can go to a slow decline caused primarily by a much better competitor that offers the best quality, sells at ...

A Second Life for Big Business  MIT Technology Review

Technology companies are building virtual headquarters in the video game Second Life to win customers and keep employees happy.

Who still hangs out on Second Life? More than half a million people  The Globe and Mail

In this series, we explore how our online identities intersect with who we really are. Do you remember Second Life? For most people, one of the first large-scale ...

IBM, Second Life create business-friendly virtual worlds  NetworkWorld.com

IBM and Second Life creator Linden Lab are teaming up to build enterprise-ready virtual worlds that can be deployed behind a customer's firewall.

Can sputtering recycling market find a second life?  Houston Chronicle

As environmentalists, corporations and the public increasingly focus on the mass of plastics discarded every day, they are running into a stubborn problem that ...

Second Life Enterprise was a costly mistake  Hypergrid Business

[Editor: A couple of years ago, Chris Ravensoft was an actual paying customer for Second Life Enteprise, a behind-the-firewall version of Second Life, designed ...

IBM aims to help banks with legacy systems fight disruption  TechRepublic

Thought Machine and IBM are offering a solution for financial institutions to decommission legacy platforms without upending business operations in the ...

Retired engineer finds second act in giving fallen wood new life  Poughkeepsie Journal

Edward Bryan enjoys giving fallen wood a second life through handcrafting unique items ? in return this hobby has given the retired IBM employee a second act ...

Tech Stocks Often Rise and Fall Together. They Shouldn?t.  The New York Times

The stock market often acts as though tech stocks were members of a close-knit family that must always travel together. Tech stocks, as a group, drove the stock ...

Going to the virtual office in Second Life  CNN

London, England (CNN) -- As travel budgets are squeezed and slashed in the recession, companies are increasingly seeking innovative ways of bringing ...

Blockchain Games and Collectibles ? Patents and Other Legal Issues  JD Supra

1. Blockchain Games and Collectibles Are on the Rise ? The use of blockchain (or distributed ledger) technology for games (a.k.a blockchain games) and ...

What do La Croix, octonions, and Second Life have in common?  Security Boulevard

This year for CSAW CTF, Trail of Bits contributed two cryptography problems. In the first problem, you could combine two bugs to break DSA much like the ...

Beyond Second Life: Philip Rosedale?s Gutsy Plan for a New Virtual-Reality Empire  IEEE Spectrum

Philip Rosedale, the Willy Wonka of virtual reality, is giving me a tour of his bustling office in San Francisco in August when his blue eyes sparkle with a better ...

Why Is 'Second Life' Still a Thing?  Motherboard

To an outsider, Second Life may look like a crappier version of World of Warcraft. It's a vast digital space many people can log into with their virtual avatars, only ...

Virtual Meetings Get A 2nd Life  CNBC

Forget the days of companies flying employees to exotic locales to rally the troops and strategize.

This company was 13 years early to virtual reality ? and it's getting ready to try again  Business Insider

Second Life, the original virtual reality, may not be the media sensation it once was back in the heady days of 2003. Back then, the world was ooh-ing and ...

Second Life developer breathes life into social VR with new virtual world, Sansar  SiliconANGLE News

Linden Lab, the creator of the world's most popular and prolific virtual world Second Life, released its newest creation, the virtual reality world of Sansar, to the ...

What happened to Second Life?  BBC News

Not long ago Second Life was everywhere, with businesses opening branches and bands playing gigs in this virtual world. Today you'd be forgiven for asking if ...

A Second Chance for Second Life  Wall Street Journal

When American soldiers and police officers from across the U.S. want to learn how to operate Northrop Grumman Corp.'s NOC -1.01% Cutlass bomb disposal ...

Microsoft's Kinect camera gets a second life as cloud-based PC peripheral  MobileSyrup

Microsoft today announced Azure Kinect, a new cloud-based camera and depth sensing solution, at its Mobile World Congress keynote in Barcelona, Spain.

Longmont Food Rescue seeks to give overlooked produce a second life on a dinner plate  Longmont Times-Call

In less than a year and a half, Longmont Food Rescue has collected about 22000 pounds of food that otherwise would have been trashed.

IBM: We're Still Committed To Virtual Worlds  The Business Insider

Earlier this week, we wondered if the departure of IBM's (IBM) "Metaverse Evangelist" means the company is scaling back its interest in virtual worlds and ...

From Trash to Treasure: How to Resurrect a Minitel Terminal  IEEE Spectrum

One of us (Mailland) grew up in Paris in the 1980s, surrounded by advertisements for racy ?pink? chat rooms, accessible through terminals connected to France's ...

Novel ?Upcycling? Method To Provide Plastic Second Life  Business Insights News

A recycling method has been developed by researchers that converts single-use plastic bottles and materials made from an ordinary polyester material into ...

Eero Saarinen's Bell Labs Campus Gets a Reboot  CityLab

In 2007, the future looked bleak for Eero Saarinen's Bell Labs building in Holmdel, New Jersey. Once a factory of innovation, the Bell System monopoly that ...

Second Life Creator: High Fidelity?s HFC Is a Social Cryptocurrency for VR  Bitcoin Magazine

In December 2017, High Fidelity announced the launch of Avatar Island, a Virtual Reality (VR) space where High Fidelity users can purchase items for their ...

Texas hospital's $58M lawsuit against BCBS gets second life  Becker's Hospital Review

The Fifth Circuit Appellate Court has revived a Texas hospital's $58 million lawsuit against 16 independent insurers and claims administrators doing business ...

Whatever happened to Second Life?  BBC News

The social media website, Second Life launched 10 years ago and some corporations thought would change the face of business forever.

CityLab Daily: Why Widening a Road Doesn't Ease Traffic  CityLab

Keep up with the most pressing, interesting, and important city stories of the day. Sign up for the CityLab Daily newsletter here. *** ...

A Virtual World but Real Money  New York Times

An online *service* called Second Life is fast becoming a three-dimensional test bed for corporate marketers.

6 books to help you be happy at work, change fields, or work part time in retirement  MarketWatch

A little reading can help you land a job, win a promotion, downshift into semiretirement or switch careers.

The Growing World of Non-Fungible Tokens  CoinCentral

There are a growing number of non-fungible tokens entering the cryptomarket this year as tokenization goes into full swing. Learn more here.

Marketers were jumping on the virtual reality brand wagon back in 2007  Marketing magazine Australia

After Second Life hit the headlines in 2006, brands were falling over themselves to claim a piece of its virtual reality.

Collection of old digital cameras  Boing Boing

Old Digital Cameras is a collection of, well, old digital cameras. Models go back to 1996; pictured here is Leica's 2006 digital M3, which was obsolete within ...

Linden Lab launches enterprise version of Second Life virtual world  VentureBeat

Second Life is going corporate. The virtual world already has more than 1400 companies staging meetings and conferences inside its virtual landscapes.

Laying Down the Virtual Law in Second Life  E-Commerce Times

Millions of people have created avatars that live in Internet virtual worlds. Those virtual worlds include Second Life and Maple Story, as well as video games.

AM Radio: The Banksy of Second Life  Polygon

Last year, a friend asked if I wanted to meet the man known as AM Radio. I never expected to meet him. If the world of MMOs has a Banksy, it's AM Radio.

There's No Good Reason to Trust Blockchain Technology  WIRED

In his 2008 white paper that first proposed bitcoin, the anonymous Satoshi Nakamoto concluded with: ?We have proposed a system for electronic transactions ...

Onboarding Options When Face-To-Face Onboarding Is Not An Option  Forbes

Relationship building is an essential part of onboarding. The most essential relationship is the one between an employee and his or her boss. The strongest ...

Amazon HQ2: How the company could change a city?s brand  Curbed

Amazon announced plans in September 2017 to build a second headquarters, and cities across the country have since pitched their best and most ambitious ...

6 Great New Books for Your Job or Career  Next Avenue

Career coach and Next Avenue blogger Nancy Collamer recommends books to be happier at work, change your job or field or find part-time work in retirement.

City leaders work towards decreasing crime after late night parties claim another life  MyStateline.com

A second life is claimed after a weekend shooting in southeast Rockford.

AT IBM, ?Co-Location? Means ?Get Your Butt Into the Office?  NewCo Shift

The NewCo Daily: Today's Top Stories Seattle Municipal Archives | FlickrOffices are old hat. Distributed teams and remote work are the wave of the future. Right ...

Seagate preparing dual-actuator hard drive for data centers: Will it work?  TechRepublic

As traditional platter drives become more dense, performance has decreased. Seagate plans to release a multi-actuator drive--the first such drive in 25 years.

The Computer That Ran for School President  Atlas Obscura

In the spring of 1975, at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a computer ran for student-body president. It was the leading edge of the era of personal computers.

Blockchain Bonanza: Solution Providers Say The Technology Behind Bitcoin Is 'The Real Deal'  CRN

Solution providers and other industry observers say the applicability of blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that powers cryptocurrencies, has the ...

Three Worst Second Life Business Plans  Hypergrid Business

The three top businesses in Second Life are land sales, item sales, and (presumably ? no hard data available) sex. For businesses looking to explore Second ...

Meet the Top Companies Changing the Face of the Electric Grid in 2018  Greentech Media News

This year's Grid Edge Innovation Summit will bring together top talent and expertise from around the world of distributed energy. And as with every Greentech ...

Second Life eyes second act as virtual reality matures  Financial Times

Ten years after they were published, the magazine covers hailing Second Life as the future of the digital economy still hang on the walls of its creator, Linden ...

Singularity Hub?s Top Articles of the Year  Singularity Hub

As 2018 draws to a close and we start anticipating the developments that will happen in 2019, here's a look back at our most-read articles of the year.

The Pentagon Needs to Woo AI Experts Away From Big Tech  WIRED

Opinion: Without more DOD investment, there just aren't enough incentives to lure talent away from high-paying jobs with great benefits into a life of public ...

Virtual worlds used as business collaboration tools  TechTarget

When it comes to business collaboration tools, virtual worlds may not be for everyone. But virtual worlds are worth exploring. They can foster teamwork, creativity ...

Virtual drag a thorny issue for employers  Hypergrid Business

In recent years, companies have begun using virtual worlds such as Second Life, OpenSim, Forterra and Qwaq to hold virtual meetings ? and employees have ...

New In-Game Cryptocurrency Systems Let You Buy Assets in the Virtual Reality World  Bitcoin Magazine

High Fidelity is announcing the launch of Avatar Island, a VR domain where High Fidelity users can purchase items for their avatars, all contributed by digital ...

How Can I Recycle That? - one woman's mission: recycling...  Volume One

During this year's spring cleaning, I hauled out all the things that I haven't disposed of because I felt guilty about tossing them in the garbage: a microwave that ...

'We've Never Forecast This Much Before': Hurricane Harvey's Ominous Forecast and How Meteorologists Reacted a  The Weather Channel

A year ago Hurricane Harvey rewrote the U.S. rainfall record books after a catastrophic strike and then an agonizing crawl for days along the Gulf Coast. "Harvey ...

Linden Lab Introduces Sansar Monetization System, Reveals First Video Footage  Tom's Hardware

Linden Lab launched a critical component of Sansar, the company's upcoming virtual reality experience platform as it prepares for the public release later this ...

IBM To Use Game Environment for SOA Training  Wired News

If you can imagine Second Life with less nudity and set in an NPC-littered office, then you've got the gist of IBM's new virtual office sim Innov8. Previewed at the ...

Explore Star Trek History With 'The Roddenberry Nexus' VR Experience  TrekMovie

Roddenberry Entertainment and Linden Labs (creator of the popular virtual world Second Life) have created a new virtual reality experience for Trekkies using ...

Writer Steve Hamilton?s Second Chance  Wall Street Journal

After an ugly breakup with his publisher, Steve Hamilton is starting *fresh* with a new house and a new series with his latest thriller, 'The Second Life of Nick ...

How subway ads asking millennials to move helps economic development  Curbed

Why ads in the name of workforce development can make a difference.

IBM receives patents on augmented realities and virtual universes  IPWatchdog.com

Today, we're following up with our second part of our recent IBM coverage with a survey of the company's recent patent grants from the U.S. Patent and ...

How Facebook Killed the Virtual World  Wired News

The Facebook IPO, however rocky, marked a coming of age for the loose collection of technologies and services known as "social media." If Mark Zuckerberg ...

How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?  The New Yorker

Tad Friend writes that thinking about artificial intelligence can help clarify what makes us human?for better and for worse.

Will blockchain help make Virtual Reality more social?  The Next Web

Emerging social VR platforms are experimenting with new ways of democratizing access and ownership of *content* and information. VR has often been ...

Drama at Cider Mill Playhouse: Why the curtain fell on a Southern Tier institution  Press & Sun-Bulletin

The Cider Mill Playhouse started with a handshake. John Bielenberg, a SUNY Binghamton theater professor, wanted an off-campus place where students could ...

Is Social Business the Same as Social Media?  Forbes

Image via Wikipedia The social business meme is very much on the rise. Being good at social media doesn't necessarily make a business social, so what does?

Consumers play a decisive role in the shift towards a circular economy  Daily Planet`

Consumers will play a decisive role in changing existing processes towards a global, circular economy. Products with a strong brand could help to stimulate a ...

WATConsult gives fresh perspective to organ donation with #GetSecondLife  Exchange4Media

Approximately 5 lakh people across the nation die each year due to lack of organ donation due to the huge demand-supply gap between the number of ...

The Sharing Economy Was Dead on Arrival  JSTOR Daily

Sharing economy firms like Lyft and Airbnb promised community, but the ideas they promoted as overturning the status quo are the status quo.

Welcome to Afrofuturism 3.0  Slate Magazine

This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. Future Tense explores the ways emerging...

Flight simulator restoration wins Tony Sale Award for computer conservation  E&T Magazine

A US project to reconstruct three landmark generations of flight simulators has been named as winner of an international prize for computer conservation.

Blockchain AR/VR Games, Bigger Than PUBG?  BlockPublisher

Real gamers know the struggle, it was not always like this, this glam, this fanatic. Sure yes, when Donkey Kong, The family computer and video games first came ...

Real World Got You Down? IBM Invites You To A Virtual Forbidden City.  TechCrunch

Can't afford a ticket to China to go visit the Forbidden City? Well, now all you need is your computer. IBM, which is a big believer in virtual worlds, and China's ...

HiPiHi Opens Its Doors To The Public  TechCrunch

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 ...

10 Fastest Growing Programming Languages on GitHub  Technotification

The fastest-growing programming languages according to GitHub, a code repository site that also hosts open source software projects.

Why death may not be so final in the future  NBCNews.com

As technology evolves and the lines between our physical and virtual existences dissolve, traditional casket burials may become a thing of the past.

How activists are taking on the problems of ocean plastics  The Australian Financial Review

From the shore, it looks beautiful. With Sydney Harbour Bridge in the background and boats politely bobbing in front of Lavender Bay's cliff-clinging mansions, ...

The Rise of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure  Virtualization Review

What HCI means to your data storage plan. By Trevor Pott; 06/25/2018. Many of the big-name hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) vendors were founded in ...

Web-based viewer released for Second Life, OpenSim  Hypergrid Business

Press Release: Tipodean launches Canvas, a Web-based viewer for Second Life and OpenSim, which is built using Unity 3D. Tipodean Technologies is ...

Linden Lab grabs its second life with creativity games  VentureBeat

Linden Lab is best known as the creator of Second Life, the virtual world that set off a craze for virtual worlds and survived an era of vast overhyping. But under ...

7 Reasons Why I'm Short IBM  Seeking Alpha

I am, and have been, unabashedly and enthusiastically bullish on cloud computing. The cloud is faster, cheaper, and - despite what you may have heard - more ...

High Fidelity raises $35M to develop blockchain economies for VR marketplaces  SiliconANGLE

Looking to continue to push the envelope of virtual reality social platforms, High Fidelity Inc. announced today it has raised $35 million in a late-stage funding to ...

Powervault to give electric car batteries a second life in smart homes  The Internet of Business

Renault is partnering with Powervault in a deal that will see electric vehicle batteries redeployed to store solar power in smart homes.

Telco Central Offices Get Second Life as Cloud Data Centers  Data Center Knowledge

This month we focus on data centers built to support the Cloud. As cloud computing becomes the dominant form of IT, it exerts a greater and greater influence on ...

The recycling game is rigged against consumers  Duluth News Tribune

Americans were not set up for success in recycling plastics. Even before China stopped accepting plastic refuse from abroad, 91 percent of potentially recyclable ...

Mike Novogratz: Bitcoin Was a Drug and We?re at the Methadone Clinic...  Coinspeaker

Mike Novogratz characterized Bitcoin's enormous growth in late 2017, ?a drug.? He called the period a ?speculative mania,? adding that the ?audience is more ...

The Recycling Game Is Rigged Against You  Bloomberg

Even if you put everything into the right blue bins, a lot of plastics will end up in landfills and the ocean. Consumers can't solve this problem.

Virtually an Art Market? Artfully Living a Second Life  Brooklyn Rail

Now that the Internet is ubiquitous and many of us prefer email, instant messaging and online chat rooms to live conversation, it was only a matter of time before ...

Google Glass Gets a Second Life in the ER  IEEE Spectrum

Google Glass, despite its dramatic 2012 unveiling via a live skydiving demo, never became a consumer hit, and Google stopped selling the device in January ...

Second Life founder Rosedale to step down as CEO  Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Linden Lab, the company that runs the popular virtual world Second Life, said on Friday it has begun a search to replace founder Philip ...

University strikes: can workers fully withdraw labour in the digital age?  The Conversation UK

Over the past month, industrial action by academics has seen picket lines outide many universities in the UK. Supported by members of the student body and a ...

Startup seeking to resurrect Vioxx, arthritis drug pulled from market  STAT

Merck & Co. voluntarily pulled the blockbuster drug in 2004 amid evidence that it doubled the chances of having a heart attack or stroke.