Short news: Microsoft buys into the metaverse

Quiet Monday so far:

  • Clickable Culture notes that Microsoft has bought property… in Second Life.
  • Google Sightseeing notes that Google Earth’s data update from a while back is now also availanle in Google Maps. Among other things, this means that the Swedish spy base which I blogged two weeks ago, which was obscured behind a cloud in Google Earth but visible in Google Maps, is now also obscured behind the very same cloud. Win a few, lose a few…