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Second Life is being hailed as the next MySpace

The online role-playing site is a creation, but the social situations conjured up can feel just like they do in real life: awkward.

A Head For Detail. Gordon Bell feeds every piece of his life into a surrogate brain, and soon the rest of us will be able to do the same.

His goal is never to forget anything.

Wide group gained from YouTube sale. Even Harvard, Povich get part of $1.65 billion windfall, with plenty left for founders

Given the size of the return and short amount of time it took to get it, YouTube will go down in the venture capital hall of fame.

The World’s Most Intelligent Communities? U.S. cities don’t make the intelligence cut

Pac-Rim telecom think tank names the cities that do.
For the second year running, no U.S. city has made the list of the world’s top Intelligent Communities of 2007, as selected by global think tank Intelligent Community Forum.

It just comes naturally. Software executive helps open up the technology field for minorities

Michael Fields is not one to preach about giving back to the community, even though he’s done more than his share.

Real Estate Mogul, Tim Blixseth of the Yellowstone Club in Montana, Plans World’s Most Expensive House, at $155 Million

The 53,000-square-foot stone and wood mansion will be built at the Yellowstone Club, a members-only, residential ski and golf resort near Bozeman, Montana developed by Blixseth.

Hubble telescope’s top ten greatest space photographs

Not the usual economic development info … just plain cool…and awesome

10 Top Tech Towns

Using highly scientific methodology as well as algorithms snuck out of NASA and Google, we analyzed cities across the US to find the top 10 places to get your geek on.

Top 10 articles requested by MATR readers for 2006 and a big Thankyou to our Sponsors and Supporters

Thought you might be interested in seeing the 10 most requested stories from the 5 years of MATR archives.

Longevity Gene Keeps Brain Agile … "Got Genes?"

People with a cholesterol gene variant are more likely to live longer and with better brain function.