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The Second Life Goldmine: Sam Palmisano

CNNMoney gets some money quotes from Sam Palmisano, CEO of IBM. CNNMoney: “By early January more than 3,000 IBM employees had acquired their own avatars, and about 300 were routinely conducting company business inside Second Life. “The 3-D Internet may at first appear to be eye candy,” Palmisano writes in an e-mail interview, “but don’t […]

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IBM’s Todd "Turbo" Watson on v-Business

From his bio you can tell that Turbo is a player. “He later led the development of the IBM e-business Web site, and most recently has been responsible for helping drive the strategy and optimization of the IBM Software Group Web presence.” Tuesday, Turbo took some time to write up his thoughts on the recent […]

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eightbar covers the IBM event

eightbar has some information and pictures from the IBM event this week. From the post: “The event itself was a ‘townhall’ IBM meeting, held in an IBM location in China, in front of more than 6,000 employees. Sam Palmisano presented in person, but when he started talking about Virtual Worlds and the 3D Internet, he […]

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Sam Palmisano’s $100M Bet

The Next Net is reporting that one of the things IBM CEO Sam Pamisano will be talking about at the Second Life event is the winners of the Innovation Jams. The list: “He is putting $100 million into the final ten ideas in the hopes that a few may turn into billion-dollar businesses. Here is […]

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IBM’s Irving Wladawsky-Berger gets an Avatar

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM’s Vice President of Technical Strategy and Innovation, is “responsible for identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments that are critical to the future of the IT industry, and then organizing activities in and outside IBM in order to capitalize on them.” Irving recently got his first Second Life avatar. From the post: “My […]

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Second Life Stories: Nov 13th, IBM, Amazon and Sun

So I couldn’t keep up with everything last week and need to make sure I have time for everything this week. I may do the “Second Life Stories” as a weekly catch all for things I missed. We’ll see. CNN/Fortune: “No, Second Life is not over hyped“ “Yet Second Life may be more important, longterm, […]

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IBM’s Ian Hughes: SLNN Interview

Ian Hughes, of eightbar, is one of IBM’s leading Second Life developers. SLNN: “SLNN: How does IBM expect to contribute to Second Life’s already-enormous potential for business? Ian Hughes: My main interest has been how to get data in and out of Second Life and integrate with other systems. Given that I work at IBM […]

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IBM: v-Business

Adam Reuters reports on IBM’s continued push into Second Life. From the article: (photos by Michel Leblanc) “Computer services giant IBM has plunged into Second Life at the urging of its “metaverse evangelists” Roo Reynolds and Ian Hughes, using it as a location for meetings, training and recruitment. But the company is also eyeing revenue […]

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IBM’s Secret Island

Digging a little deeper on the IBM story. From the Register: “It would not be the first time the suggestion has been made that games programmers hold at least one key to the future for business systems development. But IBM’s latest research project – a “secret island” within the confines of Linden Labs’ Second Life […]

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IBM’s R&D in Second Life

Irving Wladawsky-Beger, VP, Technical Strategy and Innovation at the IBM Corporation, has been thinking about Second Life. From the post: “Last week I was in London. One of the main reasons for the trip was to meet with members of the press to discuss our new initiatives focused on the impact of massively multiplayer online […]

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