Daily Archives: January 21, 2009

Mark Kingdon avatar, photo by Ina CentaurMark Kingdon, chief executive of Linden Lab, has announced two acquisitions that should further his strategy of making the Second Life virtual world more user-friendly, while cashing in on the booming virtual goods market.

The San Francisco-based company said it had bought for undisclosed sums the Xstreet SL and OnRez website-based marketplaces for virtual goods. Read more

Whenever a significant legal challenge is filed against IBM, it seems you don’t have to scratch the surface much to find Microsoft lurking somewhere in the background.

Take the complaint that has just been filed with the European Commission against IBM’s mainframe monopoly. T3, the Florida company that brought the case, was the recipient of a Microsoft investment just two months agoRead more


As we noted last week, today’s inauguration of President Obama is likely “to be the most photographed and filmed event of all time, thanks to the addition of user-generated content on the web.” The early results are in, and at first glance they are quite impressive.

Google’s GeoEye, the satellite it uses to create Google Maps and Google Earth, captured the estimated two-to-four million people on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Read more