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In France, Companies Make The Move To 100% Teleworking  Worldcrunch

SAINT-PÉRAY ? Where is work heading? For Rachel Peter and Jean-Baptiste Audras, a couple in their thirties, the southern French department of Ardèche has ...

From Zero-Waste Super Bowl to CDR: Mayer Makes Sustainability a Priority  Zip06.com

In 2018, David Mayer's company, Two Owls Sustainability Partners, LLC, helped to deliver America's first zero-waste Super Bowl. Imagine what it will do for ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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, 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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Second Life for Big Business  MIT Technology Review

Second Life, the online video game in which players lead another life, is attracting big business. Technology companies like IBM and Cisco Systems are ...

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 0.65% Cutlass bomb disposal ...

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 ...

Virtual Meetings Get A 2nd Life  CNBC

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

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 ...

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 Lessons: What Linden Lab is doing differently with its new VR platform  ZDNet

After running Second Life for 13 years, the company has learned how to build -- and how not to build -- a successful virtual world.

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 ...

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.

Ironwood Investment Counsel Boosted Its Apple (AAPL) Holding by $600,525; Mairs & Power Lifted Its Tile Shop (TTS) Holding by $480,825  The NBO News

Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc increased its stake in Apple (AAPL) by 10.37% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ironwood Investment ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Architecture's Second Life | Features  Archinect

Who wouldn't enjoy the opportunity to change all the things about your life that you most yearn to change? This is the question the designers of Second Life had ...

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 ...

The future of virtual land & property ownership  Software Testing News

Founder of Somnium Space gives a brief history of virtual land ownership, looks at the current situations including some of the key players.

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.

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.

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.

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. *** ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Finnish Company Boosts Battery Recycling to Over 80 Percent  The Green Optimistic

Finnish recycling company Fortum has achieved the high recycling rate for electric vehicle (EV) batteries of 80 per cent with a low-CO2 hydrometallurgical.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Future of Ed Tech Is Bright, According to Faculty Survey  Campus Technology

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, nearly all faculty said they believe tech will play a positive role in education in the future.

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 ...

Markets Live: Tuesday, 5th March 2019  Financial Times

DJ Morning. Manxish Morning everyone. Soundbuy Morning. Soundbuy Borked start?............... Catgotmytongue Morning. DJ No news I guess. 3:11 am. BE11: ...

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 ...

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.

Amid accusations of age bias, IBM winds down its internal network of millennial employees  Scroll.in

Several age-discrimination lawsuits and investigations have cited IBM's Millennial Corps as evidence of the company's bias toward younger workers.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) testing use of recycled aluminium for use in future vehicles  Aluminium Today

According to reports, JLR is developing the next phase of its aluminium closed loop strategy with an innovative recycling initiative to transform the vehicles of ...

VR, AR, and the Internet of Things: Life Beyond Second Life  Campus Technology

Ball State University has been exploring virtual reality since the early days of Second Life. CT talks with Vice President for Information Technology Phil Repp ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

How subway ads asking millennials to move helps economic development  Curbed

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

'Intershop, SAP and Insite are B2B ecommerce leaders'  Ecommerce News

Intershop, SAP and Insite Software are ranked as leader, the highest ranking possible, in a study by Forrester on B2B ecommerce software providers. According ...

EV battery tech in campers gives an off-the-beaten-track experience  Verdict

The Nissan x OPUS camper uses second-life EV battery tech to power camping trips where passengers can run a projector screen in remote areas for seven ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Why the Next Big Thing Never Turns Out Like You Think It Will  Innovation Excellence

The first thing we think about when we first hear the news about a major breakthrough is the great possibilities it unlocks. The space age spawned fantasies ...

Out of the ashes: 8 brands that found life after retail death  Retail Dive

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that BCBG no longer operated stand-alone stores. Old retailers don't die. They just become e-tailers or ...

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?

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 ...

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 ...

Marketing in Second Life doesn't work? here is why!  GigaOm

Last week, the Hamburg-based research firm Komjuniti published the first extensive survey of Resident attitudes toward real world marketing in Second Life.

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 ...

Robots Now Annihilate Hard Drives in Google Data Centers  Data Center Knowledge

Google has deployed robots to destroy decommissioned hard drives in its data centers ? Industrial robots puncture and shred the drives much faster than human ...

The recycling game is rigged against consumers  Chicago Tribune

Consumer recycling is rigged so that it's not set up for success.

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 ...

Congress Freaks Out Over Second Life Terrorism  Wired News

Oh no, the virtual terrorists are coming to get us! Well, maybe. Congress, in its infinite wisdom, had an entire hearing about virtual worlds and terrorism, even ...