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Banks in Second Life – worth a look

Its still pretty basic stuff but after following Reuters into SL today, I rooted around and found some Bank stuff.  I couldn’t find Wells who are supposed to be there, but I’d blame my SL search capability for that.

The Reuters site was cool.  IBM have a basic careers location, that links out to their web site.


I’ll follow this and post more.


Written by Colin Henderson

February 20, 2007 at 22:00

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  1. Colin,

    It’s my understanding the Wells Fargo is doing their own thing through SL. They have what’s called Stagecoach Island where they help teach financial freedom to younger audiences but the island itself, although built in SL, is not accessible by real SL’ers. You have to download the software specifically from Wells.

    I believe this is a poor decision on WF’s part. Segmenting their island from the rest of the world doesn’t allow Wells to understand how SL’ers would want to utilize their island. Ashame really.

    Brad Garland

    February 21, 2007 at 00:09

  2. Thanks Brad … thats not so cool … I agree that’s a mistake from the little I have seen of SL. Some things are pretty amateurish, so there is a real opportunity to showcase there. Reuters are not bad, except the news isn’t real news.


    February 21, 2007 at 01:45

  3. Hi Colin,

    You might want to check out:


    February 22, 2007 at 04:22

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