Thursday, July 10, 2008

Google Announces New Virtual Experience

Google announce a new virtual experience 3d website called "Lively". The new site is a competitor to Linden Labs Second Life, which was launched 5 years ago. Lively will feature avatars and other features similar to virtual experiences.

"If you enter a Lively room embedded on your favorite blog or website, you can immediately get a sense of the room creator's interests, just by looking at the furniture and environment they chose," Niniane Wang, engineering manager, who oversaw Lively's creation, said on Google's official blog.

Lively also allows for playing YouTube videos in virtual TVs and showing photos in virtual picture frames inside the rooms, Wang said.

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