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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?
Aushopping is a 3D mall that will be launched at the beginning of 2011. It will allow net surfers to walk in a virtual mall that will include real brands going from clothes, banks or home improvement. It will present itself as a social shopping hub.
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.