Second Life: Is Business Ready For Virtual Worlds?
Real-world companies such as American Apparel, IBM, Starwood Hotels and Toyota are exploring whether 3D virtual communities can be adapted to serve business--and whether they are an effective place to do market research, collaborate on projects, and sell goods and services.
Second Life Insiders
Philip Rosedale, founder of Second Life, is a pioneer in the development of streaming media technology.
Virtual Growing Pains
When Linden Lab outlined a growth path for Second Life, it found that getting everyone on the same virtual page wasn't easy.
The Anatomy of Second Life
A look at how the virtual world works.
Tapping into Virtual Marketing
Starwood Hotels demonstrates a relatively low-cost market research experiment in a new Internet medium.
This article was originally published on 03-01-2007