Could eBay be planning to buy out [tag]Second Life[/tag]? It’d make sense, since: eBay are one of the few companies in the world who have the techies and expertise to efficiently run and expand the required heavy-duty infrastructure; they’d remove the Linden as a potential future competitor to Paypal; and they’d gain a booming and profitable market in virtual products and land sales, that they can then make people sell exclusively on eBay.