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As Cvs Health (CVS) Stock Value Declined, Union Bankshares Cut Its Holding; Tile Shop Holdings (TTS) Valuation Declined While Gagnon Securities Has Trimmed Its Position by $671,839  The Hi New Ulm

Union Bankshares Corp decreased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 54.88% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Union Bankshares ...

Shareholder Seabridge Investment Advisors Boosted Newell Brands (NWL) Position; As Tile Shop Holdings (TTS) Stock Price Declined, Adams Asset Advisors Has Decreased Its Stake by $741,720  The Hi New Ulm

Seabridge Investment Advisors Llc increased its stake in Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) by 15.77% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Adams ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Virtual Meetings Get A 2nd Life  CNBC

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'The North Face Renewed' Gives Refurbished Clothes Second Life  Sustainable Brands

Today at SB'18 Vancouver, The North Face will announce the launch of The North Face Renewed ? a collection of refurbished products for consumers who ...

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.

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 ...

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 Is Back for a Third Life, This Time in Virtual Reality  MIT Technology Review

Sansar is a new social, virtual-reality world coming later this year from the company behind Second Life.

IBM fingernail sensor tracks health through your grip  Engadget

The strength of your grip can frequently be a good indicator of your health, and not just for clearly linked diseases like Parkinson's -- it can gauge your cogn...

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 2.27% Cutlass bomb disposal ...

IBM's Watson-based voice assistant is coming to cars and smart homes  Engadget

IBM has officially launched the Watson Assistant at its annual Think conference, and you might encounter it in various locations in the future. It's not tied to...

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 ...

Second life of buildings. Poland and CEE  Warsaw Business Journal

On October 1, 2018, the next edition of the event organized by the Second Life Building Initiative will take place in Warsaw ? the annual ?Second Life of ...

Know What's GMO: Why Blockchain Will Build Faith In Food Labels  Forbes

Nearly 80% of Americans report actually reading food labels, but many need to feel more confident in the accuracy of the claims on said labels.

6 Great New Books For Your Job Or Career  Forbes

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.

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.

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.

Virtual reality is giving Second Life a second lease of life  Irish Times

Linden Lab's Ebbe Altberg explains Sansar, which is 'in no way a planned replacement' model.

5000 TPA Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Facility for New York State  Waste Management World

SungEel MCC Americas has confirmed the location of its first North American lithium-ion battery and recycling plant in the Huron Campus, formerly the ...

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.

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

Also: Why San Francisco opened a mock safe injection site, and Florence comes after hungry tourists.

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 ...

Not even IBM is sure where its quantum computer experiments will lead  Engadget

Despite the hype and hoopla surrounding the burgeoning field of quantum computing, the technology is still in its infancy. Just a few years ago, researchers wer.

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.

Mozilla's Hub experiment brings VR chat rooms to the web so your avatar can chill in a browser  CNET

Hub by Mozilla lets your avatar hang out with others in a chat room you set up. You can communicate by voice once you let your browser access your ...

Why VR is the new training ground | Articles | Strategy  Innovation Enterprise

The ability to harness virtual reality to bring multiple players together remotely in a live, immersive and interactive environment has had a broad legacy, inspiring ...

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.

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 ...

Shipping giant tests IBM's blockchain tech to track cargo  Engadget

Maersk Line, known as the world's largest container shipping company, has teamed up with IBM to start using blockchain to track its cargo. From the time the tec.

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 ...

3 Innovative Ways Blockchain Will Build Trust In The Food Industry  Forbes Now

Trust is a fragile thing. Break it even once, and people will never forget. In the food industry, trust is dwindling. Just look to Chipotle. After a major E. coli breakout ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

The US again has the world's most powerful supercomputer  Engadget

The Department of Energy pulled back the curtain on the world's most powerful supercomputer Friday. When Summit is operating at max capacity, it can run at ...

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 ...

Researchers teach a computer to compose sonnets like Shakespeare  Engadget

In addition to penning 37 plays, William Shakespeare was a prolific composer of sonnets -- crafting 154 of them during his life. Now, more than 400 years after...

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 ...

In IBM's future, Watson will be your doctor  Engadget

IBM is working on a way to make its Watson supercomputer a far more effective medical tool for flesh-and-blood doctors. The company wants to use the platform ...

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 ...

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 ...

Renault cars playing role in power ecosystem for island residents  Tech Xplore

Groupe Renault has announced a program where it will show how re-employing second-life batteries can support a local "smart island" ecosystem.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2018): The best business laptop returns  Engadget

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has everything we'd want in a business ultraportable. It's sturdy, fast and light. You'll just have to pay a bit extra to get the best ...

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.

IBM's computing power will tackle the world's biggest problems  Engadget

IBM's Watson is celebrated for winning at Jeopardy, cooking exotic meals and collaborating with Grammy-winning producers, but its capacity for doing good may ...

IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet  Engadget

IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested its ...

IBM's Watson AI saved a woman from leukemia  Engadget

IBM's Watson has done everything from winning at Jeopardy to cooking exotic meals, but it appears to have accomplished its greatest feat yet: saving a life. Uni...

Thors Design's Furniture Made from Decommissioned Wharves  Core77.com

It takes incredibly tough wood to survive life as a Danish dock.

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 ...

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, ...

McDonald's Joins Starbucks in Quest for Compostable Cup; Ireland Already Found One  Sustainable Brands

The NextGen Cup Consortium and Challenge, convened by Closed Loop Partners, announced today that McDonald's joins Starbucks as a founding member of ...

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?

IBM built an atomic hard drive  Engadget

While the rush to keep pace with Moore's Law is getting rather "chaotic", researchers at IBM announced on Wednesday that they have drastically reduced the ...

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 ...

This bright blue dye is found in fabric. Could it also power batteries?  Tech Xplore

A sapphire-colored dye called methylene blue is a common ingredient in wastewater from textile mills.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

IBM is teaching AI to behave more like the human brain  Engadget

Since the days of Da Vinci's "Ornithoper", mankind's greatest minds have sought inspiration from the natural world for their technological creations. It's no di...

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.

Second Life? Failed DAO Creators Are Making a Comeback Bid  CoinDesk

The last time the folks behind Slock.it needed to raise money they reimagined the way venture capital worked, and in the process raised the largest ...

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 ...

Virtual Reality's 'Godmother' Talks Innovating Despite Adversity  Inc.

The journalist-turned-CEO of Emblematic Group calls out the gender disparity in VC funding--and explains her own struggles.

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 ...

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's new weather app sends emergency alerts without a network  Engadget

What good is a weather app when the network is down? Not much -- typically. But with an upcoming Weather Channel app for Android, IBM is offering one ...

IBM supercomputers will power global weather forecasts  Engadget

IBM's supercomputers might soon power the weather-predicting systems of tomorrow. Through its subsidiary The Weather Company, the computing titan has ...

Login - August 24, 2018  Axios

This will have to last you until Monday, so read slowly. 1 big thing: Platforms fight against a sea of hacks. An illustration of the Facebook logo and padlocks ...

IBM?s Watson is really good at creating cancer treatment plans  Engadget

Jeopardy-winning Watson is getting better and better at designing cancer treatments. New data presented this week at the American Society of Clinical ...

Life Extension Leadership Meetings, Conferences, and Festivals - h+ Media  h+ Magazine

By: Natasha Vita-More, PhD. What is life extension and why is it radical: What is meant by the phrase life extension? The meaning is fundamental and essential ...

Trask enjoying second life of 'Hedwig'  The Daily Gazette

When Stephen Trask found out back in 1998 that "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" had won the Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, ...

How Blockchain Can Reduce Costs For The Shifting Electric Vehicle Landscape  Forbes

The march towards electric vehicles will continue, with or without subsidies. But within the shifting landscape, blockchain technology?a distributed ledger ...

Here Comes the Open Source Metaverse  GigaOm

While Second Life is frequently described as a 3D web browser, there's a chance it may be remembered as the (late and?

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

As telcos virtualize their networks, their switching facilities will look more and more like web-scale data centers.

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.

Samsung plugs IBM's brain-imitating chip into an advanced sensor  Engadget

IBM's TrueNorth, a so-called "cognitive chip," remarkably resembles the human brain: its 4096 cores combine to create about a million digital neurons and 256 m ...

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.

IBM's Watson looked into my soul and 'drew' my portrait  Engadget

Since its introduction to the world in 2009, IBM's Watson supercomputer has been crushing humans in Jeopardy, helping chefs make food with unconventional ...

IBM is installing a Watson AI lab at MIT  Engadget

Both MIT and IBM are leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence and now they're teaming up. IBM announced on Thursday that it had reached a 10-year researc.

Second Life founder Rosedale to step down as CEO  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 Rosedale with a chief ...

BBC Learning English | Second Life  BBC News

One of the biggest phenomena sweeping the internet is virtual worlds. Second Life is the most popular of them.

Second Life offers healing, therapeutic options for users  San Francisco Chronicle

Life offers healing, therapeutic options for users [...] Life, a virtual online world, offers options for healing many cannot find elsewhere In a garden pavilion on an ...

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.