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A behind-the-scenes peek at Big Blue's UK R&D centre
IBM has been showing off some of the tech at its research and development labs at Hursley near Winchester.
silicon.com went along to take a look at, among other things, a mash-up wiki, IBM's version of Second Life and a web 2.0 retail application.
Above is the Hursley House, the stately home in which IBM's UK R&D operations are based. The Spitfire engine was developed here by previous occupants, Vickers.
Photo credit: IBM
This is the homepage for DIY Shopper - a concept retail website developed with retail group Kingfisher that uses web 2.0 concepts such as blogs and buddy lists.
The page shows a list of items for a DIY project as well as buddy lists of in-store advisors and people doing similar projects, who can share their experiences.
The system also interacts with Second Life and provides users with in-store mobile services.
Photo credit: Tim Ferguson