Second Life To Remove Need For Client, Having Removed Need For Gameplay And Customer Service Long Before

Linden Lab is partnering with Gaikai, a cloud-based client system similar to OnLive, to deliver Second Life in a web browser. The current implementation, which launched today, is fairly beta and difficult to actually launch (no feedback is given for how a client session is 'approved' - presumably it involves latency to the Gaikai servers) but it's an interesting turn. More on this at New World Notes.

In a completely unrelated development, Walletin, a startup founded by Cory Ondrejka (former CTO of Linden Lab) and Bruce Rogers (former CTO of Cryptic) was acquired by Facebook today as well.