Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Second Life Goes To Congress, (Congress Goes Virtual).

Linden Labs' Second Life appeared before a congressional subcommittee hearing about online virtual worlds that was broadcast simultaneously in the company's own virtual world, yes Second Life.
From the real-world, executives from Linden Labs, IBM and TechSoup, a tech firm that helps nonprofit organizations take advantage of virtual worlds. The panel responsible for oversight of the Internet is chaired by Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), who has his own "avatar," or online image.
Answering to questions, "It is likely that virtual world activities are somewhat more policeable and the law somewhat more maintainable within virtual worlds," said Rosedale, chief executive of Linden Lab.
Questions asked regarding SL included about sexual predators and terrorists, from the reactions, the answers were acceptable.
You can read more here and here,
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1 comment:

Pavlos said...

Hi geek ravenll,

Another press release from wadja.com:

"Wadja.com Integrates Google Translate API to its Inbox Platform

Wadja.com (http://www.wadja.com) announced the integration of Google Translate API into its messaging platform. In an effort to bridge linguistic gaps for its fast growing global community,

Wadja has incorporated the Google Translate API into all inbox accounts, allowing for the simple translation (of over 15 languages) of messages sent and received.

The integration of the Google Translation API into a social messaging platform is the first step forward in allowing seamless communication across borders, ethnicities and cultures.

By freeing up the user to create and compose messages in their native tongue, while providing recipients of the message the ability to read received mail in the translated version of their choice, Wadja has moved forward in creating open, global communication streams.

George Koiliaris, Business Development Manager notes that “working with the Google Translation API is a key factor in our business development growth on a global level. Leveraging the advanced technologies and open applications that Google offers the web community is a major plus for a fast growing mobile web service like Wadja, thus helping us deliver innovative and simple features that our fanatic user base wants and needs".

Wadja continues to stay committed to pushing the boundaries of social messaging and communication, supporting concepts of openness across countries and continents. Accessible on any mobile device everywhere in the world, Wadja is leading the way in linguistically independent and customized message content.

Many thanks,

Pavlos Eirinakis
Member of the Wadja Team