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Economies and Virtual Worlds

Previously, I had written a post that included a tract on virtual economies, and how they were less relevant in serious virtual worlds than in entertainment/game/narrative-driven worlds. Since that point, I’ve had the benefit of some very good counsel from a number of people with well-reasoned arguments why these economies need to continue to exist and thrive. I’d like the use this post to go through some of those reasons and identify which ones are relevant to business application of virtual worlds and which ones are not. Read More »

Phone alerts from Cisco.com

November 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

We’ve just launched Cisco’s first SMS services — short alerts available to be sent to your mobile phone. Read More »

The many ways to Connect Your Life

Connected Home Shot Compressed Cropped.jpgHow is your life connected? Would your experiences be richer if you could realize your vision of a connected life? Networked virtual environments provide a way for us to connect with each other, and these platforms provide a rich visual and social experience. Another aspect of being connected is the ability to access your media, your friends, and your real world environment from anywhere and anyplace. Read More »

Making Virtual Impressions

Avatar Pic Compressed Cropped Suit Small.jpgAvatar Pic Welcome Entrance Compressed Cropped Sci Fi Small.jpgAs we approach the virtual Cisco Channel Partner Career fair (Nov. 6th 9-11 AM PST; http://slurl.com/secondlife/cisco%20systems%203/120/152/23/), hosted on our Second Life campus, there are a couple of interesting options to ponder from both sides of the table: the employer and the prospective employee. Read More »

Twitter in the Center of the Action

October 24, 2007 at 12:00 pm PST

It is interesting to see the Los Angeles Fire Department using the mobile service Twitter to report minute by minute updates on the Southern California USA fires.And, KCBS TV doing the same.