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Second chance for second life: Virtual business worlds
Why it matters
Although the mainstream, consumer hype over Second Life has tempered for brands, such virtual worlds are increasing in business importance. By removing the distance barriers, Second Life allows instant communication in a totally controllable environment. Will this mean that bricks-and-mortar conferences will be a thing of the past?
Former top football player Luís Figo and British golfer Luke Donald have launched a private online social network for the professional sports industry. Network90 is an invitation only network that offers practical tools for people in the industry (athletes, agents, etc.) such as a list of transfers in real-time.
Developed by ScentSciences, ScentScape uses scent cartridges to augment audiovisual entertainment experiences like gaming or home-movies. Consumers can plug the device into a USB port, program their own scent landscapes and then share their ‘codes’ with friends.