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Virtual Worlds News: AOL to Buy Bebo for $850 Million

AOL announced today that it would be acquiring the social network Bebo for $850 million. This wouldn’t normally be news for this blog, but both companies have had some interesting ties to virtual worlds. Gaia Online has been drawing users through Bebo with an embedded version of its world and Scenecaster is looking to do the same. Likewise, Bunchball has launched a service to allow users of the Bunchball Games & Avatars app to work across all of the networks Bunchball services. It looks like AOL intends to leave most of the network the way it is, and simply begin adding AOL promotions and integrating its tools to Bebo’s already open API. It’ll be interesting to see what comes out of it: when AOL left Second Life, it said that we would “soon be seeing more of AOL products and content across the metaverse.” Could this be a part of AOL’s virtual worlds play?

Virtual Worlds News: AOL to Buy Bebo for $850 Million

Can you say… I told you so?  😀

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Joi Podgorny has spent the better part of the past 2 decades working on the bleeding edge of the technology and entertainment industries, from content/brand development and production to leading international support, moderation, community and social teams. Most recently, Joi founded Good People Collective, a consulting agency focused on helping companies and organizations establish, assess and pivot their internal and external cultures to help maximize their potential. She and her team are currently working on an exciting new software project, combining corporate training and virtual reality.

One thought on “Virtual Worlds News: AOL to Buy Bebo for $850 Million

  1. You do know most singers in some point in their life will have a nose job done? And if she did have one done (I don’t think she did have a full nose job) I’m 99 pcreent positive it was so she would be able to breath better. A singer’s sinuses get messed up easily from traveling day to day or in her case most likely from the Vegas heat and when you sing it’s going to make them inflamed. She like Tina Turner and Cher have had the front of their nose reconstructed to sing better.

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