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Sports fans: Belly up to the virtual bar

Numedeon, the maker of kids' virtual world Whyville.net, launches SportsBlox, a digital environment for sports nuts, in a move to branch out into new markets.

By March 21, 2008


Sports social network gets $5 million cash infusion

Yardbarker (old slang for a home run) says it brought in new funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and angel investors including former Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott.

By April 3, 2008


Are kids ready for ads in virtual worlds?

Media watchdogs and educators worry about the nascent industry having relatively no standards for advertising.

October 16, 2007


VCs sweet on kids' virtual worlds

Venture capitalists are showing more interest in 3D playgrounds for kids online since Disney bought the virtual world Club Penguin for $350 million earlier this year.

By October 10, 2007


Are virtual worlds the future of the classroom?

Virtual worlds like Whyville give kids chance to learn about science, math and themselves. Educators are taking notice.

By June 12, 2006