SL Business

Second Life Business: More Hours + More Commerce + More Marketing = IPO?

October 28th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Business, SLENTRE.COM Magazine Feature Articles

by Sigmund Leominster Following the appointment of Mark Kingdon as CEO for Linden Lab® back in April 2008, this magazine speculated that an IPO might not be far away.[1] 18-months on, the IPO has not happened and there have been no comments regarding a possible sell-off over this period of time. However, the prospect of […]

Second Life Business: SEAT Automobiles, Maker of Ibiza, Launches Second Life Island

April 21st, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Business, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

by Emmett Burnett Walking through the vast vehicle show place that is the SEAT auto emoción Island, I can’t stop humming the Beatles tune “Baby You Can Drive My Car.” But as my guide, Second Life’s Barrabas Zabaleta explains; this involves more than just driving a car. “We want visitors to have a bold interactive […]

Second Life Business: Second Life Presses Multilanguage Advantage

March 25th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Business

Internationalization? Localization? Whatever you call it, it means going beyond the boundaries of English, especially for Second Life New Registrations and Support. That was the focus topic of the Solution Provider Internationalization Forum held March 19th on SLDEV Island, featuring Keynote Speakers Danica Linden and Noelle Linden. Explains Danica, “SL’s international positioning is a top […]

Second Life Style: PhotoLife For Second Life?

February 18th, 2009  |  by  |  published in SL Business

By Jae90 Nizna You may already have heard about PhotoLIFE. If you have heard of it, you may have a strong opinion. But fan or not, it would be difficult to deny the innovative thought that has been put into its development by creator OomPoppaMowMow Snookums. This high tech virtual photo studio, now in its […]

Second Life Business: Virtual World Exchange Hits Record Numbers

December 17th, 2008  |  by  |  published in SL Business, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

by Sigmund Leominster, News Editor The Virtual World Exchange (VirWoX) is a virtual currency exchange owned by the German company, Virtual World Services, GmbH.  The company has just released news of passing a significant milestone. According to their website, VirWoX has now reached over 5,000 registered users and a trading volume of 1 million Euros […]

Best Virtual Worlds for Business, Second Life Not Recommended

June 25th, 2008  |  by  |  published in SL Business, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

By Avarie Parker, Editor SLENTRE.COM Last week Nick Wilson from Clever Zebra, a firm that advises companies on emerging 3D technology, discussed “the major players” in the virtual world arena to a Second Life audience.

Second Life Business: Only 10% of Real Life Businesses Succeed in Second Life

May 21st, 2008  |  by  |  published in SL Business

By Sigimund Leominster, News Editor In a recent report by Gartner, Inc., an information technology research and advisory company based in Stamford CT, analysts suggest that 90% of businesses who try to set up a presence in Second Life fail within 18 months. In a press release dated 15th May, 2008, Gartner VP Steve Prentice […]

Second Life Business: Advice to the Avatars

May 14th, 2008  |  by  |  published in SL Business

By Cheyenne Palisades I have a small fashion business that is beginning to thrive. My designs have received favorable reviews in fashion magazines and I’m considering a move to a light prim sim. I met a wonderful man three weeks ago in world and we are SL engaged. He has been pressuring me to make […]

SL Business: “Women in Biz” – Meet Rolig Loon

April 30th, 2008  |  by  |  published in SL Business, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

By Cybergrrl Oh Getting to Know Rolig Loon, Clothing Designer “I started about ten months ago, making simple things like T-shirts for myself. They were pretty bad, but the experience piqued my imagination,” says Rolig Loon, a clothing designer who opened her first in-world shop on Elysian Isle and has recently opened a second, larger […]

SL Business: “Women in Biz” – Meet AnnMarie McCellan

April 2nd, 2008  |  by  |  published in SL Business, SL Entrepreneur Magazine

By Cybergrrl Oh Meet AnnMarie McCellan, LowPrim< HighStyle Furniture Who knew that kitchens would be a boon for Second Life designer AnnMarie McCellan? “I wanted a kitchen – but the one I had was about 58 prims. I didn’t need all the fancy stuff like opening doors because I wasn’t planning on using (it), just […]