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The online arm of the San Francisco Jose based "The Tech" museum has been announced as the winner of this year's second annual humanitarian Linden Prize. The Tech Virtual museum will collect the US$10,000 prize for projects that "[elevate] the human condition through using Second Life," and "improv...

June 3rd 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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A change is as good as a holiday, they say. Seriously, I don't actually know anyone who says this other than myself; though I'm assured that there are some folks out there who do. With that tragically underutilized platitude in mind, then, last week I posed a question to a spread of well-known virt...

May 8th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Linden Lab has announced that applications have opened for the 2010 Linden Prize, and submissions will be taken until 15 January 2010. The Linden Prize is awarded for Second Life projects that improve the way people work, learn and communicate in their daily lives outside of the virtual world. This...

November 25th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Quite unexpectedly, there's not just one winner of the inaugural Linden Prize, there's two. Last week, we covered the finalists (and a pretty worthy bunch at that). Today, the Lab is handing out a pair of Linden Prizes. Each of the winners receives Linden Dollars to the value of US$10,000. The Lind...

April 30th 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Linden Lab has announced the ten finalists (out of over 230 entrants) for the inaugural Linden Prize (Linden Dollars to the value of US$10,000). The Linden Prize itself is open to Second Life users who have an innovative in-world project that improves the way people work, learn and communicate i...

April 23rd 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The application period for Linden Lab's inaugural Linden Prize (US$10,000 paid in Linden Dollars) is coming to a close. The deadline for applications is Thursday, 15 January. The Linden Prize itself is open to Second Life users who have an innovative in-world project that improves the way people...

January 8th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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You could be forgiven for having forgotten about the Linden Prize already, given that it's been four months since it was announced by Mitch Kapor. Nevertheless, we weren't entirely surprised to see Linden Lab reannounce it, this time with some actual details, terms and conditions. The fundamentals o...

November 11th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Mitch Kapor's announcement of the Linden Prize at Second Life's fifth anniversary was rather surprising. Out of roughly 27 and a half minutes of presentation, the "very important announcement" got all of two and a half minutes of talk-time before Linden Lab's staff ran to the fire exits. There wasn'...

July 16th 2008 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Overshadowing the Linden Prize announcement -- and frankly, that wasn't hard, as the Linden Prize got a whole two and a half minutes of airtime before Kapor and the Lab staff bolted for the fire-exits -- Linden Lab snuck in one last announcement at a minute after midnight. The Lab have finally publ...

July 8th 2008 at 3:15am 0 Comments
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Several minutes ago, Mitch Kapor gave his closing keynote for Second Life's fifth anniversary event (never mind that technically it wasn't a keynote, by definition). The topic was announced to be Second Life as a disruptive technology platform. Since the announcement of this speech, we've been asked...

July 7th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments