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Sony’s PlayStation Home validates, and pushes Second Life model

The blogosphere is abuzz (thanks, Massimo!) with the announcement at the Game Developers Conference of PlayStation Home, their take on shared online virtual worlds. Without having had the time to read about it enough, my guess is that the implementation will be flawless, the number of participants huge, the graphics stunning. And since it will …

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Google offers downloadable books!

Regardless of the still outstanding legal issues raised by publishers protecting their existing business models, Google is forging ahead quickly in making its Book Search initiative more and more useful. As reported by Bloomberg, based on an email exchange with Google, they have just added the possibility to download full copies of books that are …

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Sony assures newcomer’s victory in home robotics market

The recent decision by Sony to eliminate its robot product lines, the Aibo entertainment robot, and the prototype stage Qrio, certainly pleased its shareholders, and the managers making the decision are still plauding themselves. The resemblance with DEC in its final years is striking. Just as the wind is about to be taken out of …

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