2009年2月24日

IBM, The Last Company To Pull Out Of Second Life?

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IBM, The Last Company To Pull Out Of Second Life?

Is IBM (IBM) finally done with Second Life?


Could be: Ian Hughes, IBM's "Metaverse Evangelist" and point man for all things IBM and Second Life, announced today on his personal blog he's leaving IBM to start his own company.


Lots of companies experimented with Second Life marketing presences, but IBM (IBM) went full bore and embraced its tech. We've seen the company:



But we haven't heard much in the past few months, as some of the buzz fades from Second Life and IBM reportedly undergoes thousands of layoffs.


We have calls into IBM PR and Ian himself. But we can't say we'd really be surprised if IBM uses Ian's departure as pretext to quietly back away from its once full-throated backing of Linden Lab's virtual world.

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