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The subscription MMORPG EVE Online rolled out a very virtual world-like new feature this week, a social network that exists both inside and outside the game world. The social network, called EVE Gate, will represent both players' avatar identities and their real-life selves. EVE Gate will also function as a Web front-end for conducting in-game business. EVE Online serves "only" about 350,000 regular subscribers, but has a high stickiness factor thanks to its immersive player-controlled virtual economy.
Brightcove President and COO David Mendels thinks that it won’t take very long for WebM to overtake H.264, he told me during an interview on the day Google announced its new open source video format last week. Video publishers will be eager to adopt the new format, he said, adding: “It’s open, it’s free and it’s high quality. So what’s not to like?” Check out the complete interview below.
Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc., a privately held Bedford company focused on threat detection, said that its Reveal CT-80 Explosives Detection Systems have been deployed by the Chinese government and the Shanghai Airport Authority for security purposes at the World Expo 2010, now underway in Shanghai.
Kayak introduced a new map-based tool which enable users to search for flights, hotels and activities based on various parameters they establish.