Checking Out MetaPlace

Metaplace has gone into a limited beta, which I’ve been checking out for a few days. I was impressed, after the alpha screenshots I had seen. The concepts here are all good: fast, simple interface, and you won’t need the latest/greatest hardware to run it. The professionally created artwork looks nice, but for those of […]

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Google Deadly: Never So Lively

I think everyone is having the same reaction to this news: even though no one is completely shocked, still, wow, they’re pulling the plug already? In case you haven’t heard, Google will be shutting down their first foray into avatar based virtual worlds, Lively, mere months after opening it. Building retention appeal into virtual worlds […]

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Kicking the Habit: Ditching MS Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server for Google Apps

Background About a year ago, I started to research Google Apps, an offering from Google which offers corporations free email, calendar, and document management solutions. While the document management isn’t nearly as feature complete as an Office Suite (Microsoft or Open), the email offering was impressive. Our organization had spent thousands upon thousand of dollars […]

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