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Google launches virtual world

As if it didn't own the real one already.

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Google has continued its march towards inevitable world domination by launching a browser-based virtual world.

Lively is a cartoonish 3D space which launches in a browser. At present it only works with Windows Vista and XP PCs using Internet Explorer or Firefox.

You can create an avatar, design rooms to virtually socialise in, chat and stream photos and videos to your friends.

Lively is already up and running and is speedy to set up and download. You can log in with any Google ID. It's in beta at the moment, but then again, so is gmail. Technically.

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