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There.com to add Mac support and Facebook plug-in

One of the original digital social 3D virtual worlds, it has had little publicity over the years, but maintains a loyal audience

By September 2, 2008


There.com inks Capitol Music Group deal

Capitol Music Group recording artists will be visiting the virtual world There.com.

By June 28, 2007


There.com to add custom weather patterns

Users of There.com's virtual world who have property will soon be able to set customizable weather on their locations.

By May 15, 2007


Real-world woes shuttering virtual world There

Hard hit by the recession, the pioneering virtual world, which launched to the public in 2003, will shut down for good on March 9.

By March 2, 2010


Charting a course from virtual reality to the White House

President Obama's deputy CTO was a leading legal expert on virtual worlds and tech patent issues before joining the administration.

By December 15, 2009


Metaplace secures funding for its virtual world

The build-your-own-virtual-world start-up raised $6.7 million in funding to expand its operation. But will it be able to succeed where Second Life and others couldn't?

By October 22, 2008


Shufflebrain: Making a social-game company

A new company from game industry veterans Amy Jo and Scott Kim is focused on creating interactive Facebook apps--and letting users make their own games.

By September 26, 2008


ExitReality turns Web sites into 3D sandboxes

ExitReality is a new service that turns Web sites into 3-D worlds. Will that be enough to keep people coming back to it as more than a gimmick though?

By September 17, 2008


'The Sims Online' is officially reborn as 'EA Land'

For EA, the new virtual world is another attempt to get into the market that has now been well established by 'Second Life,' There.com, and others.

By April 7, 2008