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  1. Les Paul Google Guitar Logo Lets You Play, Record & Share

    Google today is paying tribute to legendary musician and innovator Les Paul with an interactive logo that lets you play a virtual guitar, record it, and then share your composition. You can strum the virtual guitar using your mouse or use letters...

  2. Security and Responsibility on the Virtual Frontier

    However, it's important to remember that even though Second Life is nearly 8 years old, in many ways it's still on the frontier of virtual commerce. However, virtual worlds have an added twist. This week has generated a lot of questions about the...

  3. Google & Recyclebank Set Earth Day Challenge to 'Green' Your Social Graph

    Many attempts at game mechanics provide positive engagement to raise green awareness, but have yet to deliver a real-world sustainable impact as they have remained fairly virtual and aimed at a single conscientious consumer, rather than a...

  4. The Revenue Stream: or, "You gonna pay for that porn, boy?"

    A few weeks ago, my friend Mickey said (via twitter) 'wish LL would just drop banner ad on mismatch & eharm advertising virtual dating, sex & club med resorts - problem solved! But the Lab couldn't risk potential legal action, and rumors began that...

  5. Google Earth Adds Place Pages

    In Google Earth, Place Pages appear directly in the window, so as not to disrupt your virtual traipsing. So, it's not that far of a stretch that Place Pages are now being added to Google Earth. If you're not familiar, Google Earth is a 3D version...

  6. Microsoft Live Search is Now Bing

    Microsoft's mapping platform, Virtual Earth, will now be branded as Bing Maps for Enterprise. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer today drew back the curtain on the new incarnation of Live Search: Bing. Speaking at the D7 Conference in San Diego, Ballmer...

  7. MSN Virtual Earth vs Google Earth APIs

    MSN Virtual Earth entered the space in 2005 and has slowly developed its API. The battle of APIs between Google and Microsoft continues with the two companies' mapping software - the similarly named earth products seem to be the most popular of the...

  8. Microsoft Search News Out of IE 8 and MIX09

    Virtual Earth Silverlight Control - Made available to developers today, Silverlight is now letting Virtual Earth developers have access to new features like "deep zoom" navigation, which improves the mapping experience.

  9. Universal Search: The (War) Elephant in the Room

    Real World Impact on the Virtual World While search marketers aren't at war, nor are we locked in earth-shaking combat, we face our own leviathans. Hannibal brought with him massive war elephants that devastated all they encountered.

  10. Google Earth Maps Walt Disney World Resort in 3D

    Visitors begin their virtual tour of Disney World with a stratospheric view of the globe, a starting point familiar to anyone who has ever used Google Earth. Whether their choice is Google Earth or Microsoft Virtual Earth, the big winners are...