Thursday, September 27, 2007

There? Where? Google's in?

+ Is Google testing a virtual world?
Rumors are flying throughout the Internet world that Google is the company for which Arizona State University is soliciting students to test a social-networking project.

Discussion on several blogs and Web sites centers on the Internet-search giant's intent to develop a "virtual world" similar to the Second Life site developed by Linden Lab.

The ASU solicitation seeks students with video-game and three-dimensional modeling experience and those with an avatar. Among other things, it asks applicants whether they have a Gmail (or Google mail) account and whether they'd be willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Interesting to see where this will go considering the lackluster marketing attempts with SecondLife. Another new place,, is a similar type of place where advertisers can purchase islands and create virtual worlds to push their goods.

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