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1/27/2007
  Advancing Google Metaverse Rumors

GigaOM has a post on the rumored Google Metaverse, adding some interesting info about a China development team:

For instance, our sources in China say that Google has teamed up with a Chinese company to develop the “virtual people” or avatars, while an internal team develops the virtual world internally.

I've been big on the idea that Google will build or buy a Second-Life type virtual world, making that one of my predictions for 2007.

This China connection is interesting - because one of Google's more famous developers / bloggers happens to go to China regularly, and it's publicly known (though she's cleaned it out of her resume) that her current project is something in the social application space.

Hmmm.

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