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Samsung brings Second Life to smartphones

For every story we post about Second Life's various troubles, there's always another story about one company or another arriving late to the SL bandwagon. So, following up our news of Phillip Rosedale's resignation as CEO, we have word that Samsung will be including technology to run Second Life o...

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Law of the Game on Joystiq: MMOIRS

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: First, I'd like to apologize to all of the aspiring beaurocrats out there. This is not an announcement post for World of Taxcraft -- I hope I haven't ruined your favorite time...

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Second Life CEO stepping down, remaining active in development

Linden Lab's CEO Philip Rosedale, the man behind Second Life, told Reuters today that he'll be stepping down from his position and the company will seek someone with more management expertise to replace him. Rosedale will become chairman of the Linden Lab board when a successor is found and he'll ...

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Law of the Game on Joystiq: Call the cops, he stole my Cloudsong!

Each week Mark Methenitis contributes Law of the Game on Joystiq, a column on legal issues as they relate to video games: Everyone remembers the now classic "You Stole My Cloudsong!" recording (warning: NSFW). What's less funny, if you're a MMORPG player, is that theft is a real occurrence in MMO...

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MMO film Second Skin gets trailer

We're getting mixed signals from this new trailer from the upcoming film about MMOs, Second Skin. On the one hand, it seems like an exaltation of the incredible phenomenon of virtual communities, but we're also getting the vibe that we may be asked to feel sympathy for MMO addicts, something we're n...

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Economic woes extend to Second Life

Everywhere you look, it seems there's news of some real life business jumping into the virtual world of Second Life. Car companies, HR firms, clothing makers; you name it, it was being sold on the virtual frontier. But, as PRI's Marketplace reported earlier this week, many businesses are having trou...

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Second Life is 8th "most effective" TV product placement

Though not in the upper echelons of the list, dominated by mega-brands like, uh, Tyson chicken and Sue Bee Honey, Second Life did manage to place eighth in The Hollywood Reporter's list of "Most effective placements on TV in 2007." How did the virtual world earn such an honorable distinction? Reme...

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Second Life Insider Week In Review: 10/22 - 10/28

This is the weekly roundup of the best articles from the past week's events on Second Life Insider. Daniel Terdiman's Entrepreneur's Guide to SL How do the successful companies do it? Find out with this book! Six of the best for copyright violators The latest copyright violations in SL The E...

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Second Life featured in tonight's 'The Office'

When virtual worlds hit mainstream culture, they hit hard. First, it was a recent episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, featuring a fictional game called "Another YOUniverse" (we know, we know). Then, it was last night's CSI: New York, which had a criminal investigation taking part in...

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Second Life Insider Week In Review: 10/15 - 10/21

This is the weekly roundup of the best articles from the past week's events on Second Life Insider. Crazy New CSI:NY Commercial The first commercial was promising, but this one... Movable Life wants your work Always read the fine print! Thursday's Fictions A surreal dance fantasy film gets t...

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