Google Lively (Virtual Rooms) - Not so lively any more
Google is shutting down this and several other (list on WebGuild) services. I am not surprised that they failed. The initial reception was quite poor (my earlier post). I still feel that there is a place for 3D Virtual Worlds beyond Games. We are still waiting for the Killer App - my bet is on Retail.
On a positive note, I am very impressed by the speed at which Google decided to kill this. It is important to cut and run when the message is on the wall!