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2009-09-22 12:31:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quepasa Corporation (Pink Sheets: QPSA), one of the world's fastest-growing Latino social networks, today announced the release of its virtual currency, QDollars and QPoints, to be used for virtual gifting across the popular social networking site. Quepasa users can now buy QDollars or earn QPoints on the site and use that currency to send a broad range of virtual gifts from the Quepasa storefront. "Quepasa.com is about...

2009-09-01 08:57:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- During VMworld 2009, PHD Virtual Technologies, provider of the pioneering esXpress data protection and recovery solution for virtual machines, today announced that it has seen a rapid expansion of its channel partner ecosystem for esXpress, an autonomous, fault-tolerant backup and restore solution which enables the virtual infrastructure to back itself up. The rapid adoption of virtualized infrastructure environments has resulted in the exponential...

2009-07-03 11:01:00

DEBRECEN, Hungary, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Bertalan Mesko, medical blogger and health 2.0 consultant, published a free e-guide for medical professionals focusing on how the virtual worlds can be used in medicine. Medical conferences are expensive and patients are also open to use virtual worlds for interaction. This eGuide helps doctors enter a virtual realm and organize medical presentations and meetings for free as Second Life provides opportunities for case presentations, e-learning or...

2009-07-02 12:08:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and LAS VEGAS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Utherverse, Inc., developer of virtual worlds RedLightCenter.com and Virtual-Vancouver.com, today announced it will be hosting the first ever Virtual PornStar TweetUp, a Twitter party sponsored by Naughty Tweet Network, on Thursday July 2, 2009 from 6pm-9pm PST. Special guests include porn star Ember Reigns and NaughtyTweet's own Alyss Heart. "We've had such a tremendous response to the PornStar TweetUp parties that we've held...

2009-06-11 11:00:00

Adult Virtual World Establishes Forum for Discussing Adult Content and Internet Freedom of Speech VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Utherverse, Inc., developer of virtual worlds RedLightCenter.com and Virtual-Vancouver.com, today announced it will open a RedLightCenter.com embassy within Second Life on Friday, June 12th. The embassy will serve as a forum for discussion about adult content and freedom of speech on the web just weeks after Second Life moved to create...

2009-05-13 08:12:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speakers at the Virtual Edge Summit will share strategies, solutions and case studies surrounding the growing topic of 'virtual' and 'hybrid, mixed events' where meetings and conferences extend traditional physical in-person events with a compelling virtual online component. "What is really unique about this event and helps demonstrate the significance of this trend to moving more events to virtual or mixed environments is not just the...

2009-03-26 07:00:00

SmartyCard's platform emerging as fluid currency for parents, kids and virtual worlds SAN MATEO, Calif., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartyCard(TM), the world's first learn-earn-and-play online games service for tweens, has quickly become a tool for parents who want their tweens to earn access to some of the most popular virtual worlds online today. SmartyCard's unique system allows kids to earn points by playing interactive educational games and quizzes, which are then redeemed for popular...

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2009-03-04 16:54:29

British scientists have developed the first virtual reality headset that can stimulate all five senses. Would-be armchair travelers saw the new headset first hand at its unveiling at the "Pioneers '09' event at London's Olympia Conference Center on Wednesday. Users of the new virtual reality headset will be able to hear roaring lions while on a virtual safari, smell the flowers of an Alpine meadow or feel the heat of the Caribbean sun on their face - all from the comfort of their...

2009-03-03 08:47:48

Study investigates race, gender and morality among children in the real and virtual worldsChildren's moral behavior and attitudes in the real world largely carry over to the virtual world of computers, the Internet, video games and cell phones. Interestingly, there are marked gender and race differences in the way children rate morally questionable virtual behaviors, according to Professor Linda Jackson and her team from Michigan State University in the US. Their research1 is the first...

2009-02-24 09:08:00

AGI software streams Microsoft Virtual Earth imagery to enhance design, analysis and situational-awareness applications EXTON, Pa., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- AGI, producer of commercially available STK software for integrated analysis of land, sea, air and space assets, announces the integration of Microsoft Virtual Earth. Through this service, AGI products can directly stream the ever-expanding set of terabytes of global, high-resolution imagery and maps from Virtual Earth. Access to the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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