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Second Life Founder Returns to Take On the Metaverse

Second Life Founder Returns to Take On the Metaverse
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By Dow Jones & Company

The founder of Second Life, one of the earliest digital-reality worlds, is returning for a second stint to take on big tech.

Philip Rosedale in 2003 launched the online game where players using avatars can hang out, socialize with other players and make purchases. Second Life is a forerunner of the virtual worlds that big tech companies are now trying to create and that are often referred to as the metaverse. Mr. Rosedale is returning to the company he left in 2010 to serve as a strategic adviser and shepherd its expansion as the metaverse gains wider traction, he said in an interview.

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