Random Stuff

Back in February, I wrote a blog post entitled Pursuing the elusive micropayment. I talked briefly about the different systems for making payments from your cellphone. One company I mentioned was Obopay. Earlier this month, I mentioned that Obopay was setting up an agreement with the Second Life Capital Exchange (SLCapEx) so that people could withdraw Linden dollars as U.S. dollars via Obopay. I noted that the transaction costs seemed particularly high for micropayments and wondered where things would go.

The other day, I received an email from another company I had written about, Textpayme. Their email starts off with “TextPayMe service is now powered by Amazon Payments!” It will be interesting to see where that goes.

Today, I received an email about a great new application for Facebook, the Second Life Link. So far, only about a half dozen of my friends that are in both Second Life and Facebook have signed up. However, it is great to be able to check the page to remember the association between real life names and Second Life names. If you’re in Second Life, please consider adding this app.

Second Life was having some currency exchange problems that have been fixed and now their having a rolling restart of their servers.

InWorld Studios is continuing its Virtually Speaking series this evening with Jimbo Hoyer interviewing John Dean. Should be good.

Cracked Ice is having a CD Release party in Fairfield. More information can be found here.