AOL is the latest company jumping into virtual world beta test. Access to the area in Second Life will be limited to approved testers.. Few details have been released about the new environment, to be called AOL Pointe, according to the company, which is now accepting registration for a private
"AOL is dipping its toes in the nascent virtual-worlds environment for research reasons, but we clearly don't consider this a significant project for the company," AOL corporate communications representative Jaymelina Esmele said. The company expects AOL Pointe to have three main areas: an amphitheater, an extreme-sports park and something called Hollywood Pop-Land. Some of AOL's more popular brands, such asand , will be highlighted in the virtual space.