The pointless PS3 social hub known as PlayStation Home will finally shut down early next year.
New documents show that multiple spy agencies in the US, as well as GCHQ in the UK, used online games as way to track down terrorists.
Strategy Analytics today released its forecast for worldwide social virtual worlds, noting a 23 per cent compounded annual growth rate from 2009 to 2015.
A Kansas State University marketing professor said consumers can expect that some of the disadvantages of online shopping will disappear as retailers adapt models from Second Life. Esther Swilley is a K-State assistant professor of marketing who studies e-commerce and mobile marketing trends. Her research has included exploring the role of trust in choosing which Web sites to shop, seeing what types of consumers are more likely to accept marketing on mobile devices like cell phones, as well as understanding how cell phone companies can keep young adults as customers. Swilley said experts expect that the future of online shopping will borrow from Second Life, meaning that a shopper could send his or her avatar to a virtual store, a Web site with a three-dimensional feel.
Today's inauguration of President Barack Obama witnessed a record number of status updates and pages views on Facebook, cementing his position as America's first digital President
A virtual shopping centre based on London's famous Oxford Street and West End consumer hotspots is in development, which is great news for couch-based shoppers and miserable misanthropic scrooges everywhere!