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Microsoft Imagine Cup Gallery Opening on Second Life

This Thursday I attended the Imagine Cup Gallery Opening/Party in Second Life and wow was it packed out or what, plenty of people to chat to thats for sure. The Island contains 12 Imagine Cup screens each with two different videos or presentation slides to watch as well as this there’s also a concert stage and a party area just

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Al Gore, Kevin Wall Issue Far-Reaching

Live Earth Founder Kevin Wall joined with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and Alliance for Climate Protection CEO Cathy Zoi today to announce the Live Earth Call to Action a series of commitments that Live Earth will be asking people across the globe to make to combat the climate crisis. Wall also announced that there are going to be

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Disney Pixars Movie Ratatouille Released Soon!

Have you heard of Pixars newest film for 2007? It’s called Ratatouille (Rat-a-too-ee) and it is to be the eighth animated feature film produced by Pixar. Ratatouille tells the story of Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt), a rat living in Paris who wants to be a chef. However this is obviously a rather tough dream for a rat. Yet his dreams come true, when a

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Experience the Microsoft Imagine Cup Gallery on Second Life

It looks like Microsoft has created an Imagine Cup gallery on Second Life and is holding a launch party on the 28th of June 2007 beginning at 8.00pm CEST. (11:00am PDT / 2:00pm EDT / 6:oopm GMT / 7:00pm BST / ) This event has been designed to allow Imagine Cup student finalists from Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) to showcase

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Live Earth Official Desktop Wallpapers provided by Ninemsn.com

Find the Live Earth wallpaper you are looking for below. PC: Find the right size for you: right-click on your desktop, select “Properties”, select the “Settings” tab, note the dimensions in “Screen Resolution / Area” Click on the size you want (800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024 or 1680×1050) Right-click on the image and click “Set as Background” (or “Set as Wallpaper”) Mac:

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Nunatak plays for Live Earth Antarctica

What must surely be the coolest gig in this summer’s Live Earth concerts takes place at the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station. On 7 July the science team’s indie-rock house band, Nunatak will debut in the global event that features over 100 of the world’s top musical acts. Concerts from all 7 continents will raise awareness of climate change

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Confirmed performers for Live Earth Lineup

The intention of the Live Earth Music Concert organizers is to invite over 150 of the world’s most famous artists to perform on the concerts. So far, the artists who have confirmed their performances are the following: Wembley Stadium (United Kingdom) FINAL Confirmed Lineup Beastie Boys Black Eyed Peas Bloc Party Corinne Bailey Rae Damien Rice David Gray Duran Duran

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Live Earth Brazil Revealed

Live Earth organizers today revealed the line-up of popular music artists who will be performing at the Brazil leg of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth concerts on July 7, 2007. Brazil is the only country hosting a Live Earth concert that is entirely free and open to the public, and producers expect the concert being staged on the famed Copacabana

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Live Earth South Africa Concert changes venues

It has been reported that the Johannesburg leg of the Live Earth concerts has changed venues due to lack of ticket sales at original venue. The show will now take place at the 18,000 capacity Coca Cola Dome in the city as opposed to the original venue in Maropeng. It is thought the 45-minute drive and lack of public transport to

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Live Earth Turkey Concert Canceled

According to the BBC and NME, organisers for the Istanbul, Turkey leg of Al Gore’s upcoming Live Earth global spectacular have confirmed that the Live Earth Event in Istanbul, Turkey has been canceled due to insufficient sponsorship and lack of time. Tickets had yet to go on sale, although major Turkish stars including Mor Ve Otesi, Sebnem Ferah and Hayko Cepkin had