IBM said today that it would become the first company to host private regions of the virtual world Second Life on its own computer servers.

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The project is in testing and will go live within several weeks. This appears to be part of “the Grid,” which marks a new focus by Second Life’s parent company, Linden Lab, on providing software and services to corporate customers who want to use the virtual world for collaboration and teleconferencing with more assurances of privacy and security than is offered by Linden Labs.

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