June has not been a good month for Linden Lab, the creator of virtual world Second Life. A few weeks ago, the company announced that it was laying off 30 percent of its staff and taking Second Life into a new direction. Today, Linden Lab is announcing that current CEO Mark Kingdon (pictured here) is stepping down. Company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has… → Read More
Linden Lab, the company behind virtual world Second Life, is laying off 30 percent of its staff, according to a release issued today. Labeled as a “restructuring,” the company is consolidating its software development team in North America and is “reconfiguring” its customer support department.
The move reflects a new strategy for Linden Lab, says the company, which aims make its virtual world… → Read More
Analyst firm Next Up Research has published an extensive report on Linden Lab, the San Francisco company behind virtual world Second Life. The research is based on aggregate data and is available on SharesPost, a site set up to trade shares of privately held companies (if you register, you can download the report for free from that page, or you can find other valuation reports on companies like … → Read More
http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&file=http%3A//blip.tv/rss/flash/1139135&feedurl=http%3A//techcrunch.blip.tv/rss/&autostart=false&brandname=TechCrunch&brandlink=http%3A//techcrunch.blip.tv/ Recently, there’s been a growing wave of startups and products appearing that are bringing 3-D virtual worlds to the browser. These include Vivaty… → Read More
Virtual worlds like Second Life have a silo issue—they are virtual worlds unto themselves. Today, Linden Lab (which operates Second Life) and IBM announced that they have successfully bridged two virtual worlds, with avatars from Second Life successfully “teleporting” to an entirely different metaverse based on an OpenSim server. The two companies have been working together on the… → Read More