Google tries to stay ahead of the trends, leading with cutting edge technology -- and if someone beats them to it, they want to buy it for themselves. So where is the Google version of Second Life?
Tech Digest thinks it could be on its way. The rumour comes from a university project assigned by a "major" yet unidentified company that challenged students to design a Second Life style community.
Google has been involved with Linden Labs, the creators of Second Life. The concepts are not foreign to them, and they're already one step ahead with Google Earth and Streetview. Check out the run down of SL Google Tech Talks gives in the embedded video.
Second Life Inspires Google
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Crowdsourced Debate Platforms
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