Meta Versal Wrap

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David van Gent, an IBMer, has minted his own Second Life currency, which is accepted as legal tender on Tender Island. The company affectionately known as Big Blue has released its own Virtual World Guidelines for employees.

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Multiverse has released Version 1.0 of their platform, which enables developers to create virtual worlds. The beta version attracted 11,000 indie developers.

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Disney has acquired Club Penguin  reportedly for up to $700 million and it seems founders Lane Merrifield, Dave Krysko and Lance Priebe are over the moon about their new parent.

And just in case you are needing directions to virtual worlds …enter stage left, wait for it (drum roll)…Ted Castranova’s Exodus to the Virtual World. Be patient though, it’s only due for release at the end of November.

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