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2010-12-23 11:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Linden Lab®, creator of the 3D virtual world Second Life®, today announced that Rod Humble has become the company's Chief Executive Officer. Humble joins Linden Lab from Electronic Arts, where he was Executive Vice President for its EA Play label. Humble's 20-year career in the game development industry has included work on more than 200 games. In his most recent position at Electronic Arts, Humble headed...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- HomeAway®, Inc. - the world's leading online vacation rental marketplace - today announced the appointment of two extraordinary executives to its rapidly growing global team. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090409/DA97315LOGO-a) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090409/DA97315LOGO-a) Brent Bellm, who served as CEO of PayPal Europe Ltd. and most recently as head of global product at PayPal, joins HomeAway...

2010-06-24 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today that company founder Philip Rosedale has been named interim CEO, and CFO Bob Komin has assumed the additional role of COO. Linden Lab also announced that Mark Kingdon is stepping down as CEO. "On behalf of the board, I thank Mark for all of his contributions during his tenure with Linden Lab which include growing our user base and revenue,...

2010-06-09 14:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, announced today a strategic restructuring to increase focus on the company's consumer business including investments intended to enhance ease of use and participation in its virtual goods marketplace through browser-based and mobile applications. As part of the restructuring, Linden Lab will also improve its geographic and cost efficiencies. The company's...

2010-03-31 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Linden Lab® today announced several upgrades to its flagship product, Second Life®, including the release of a new, more intuitive user-interface; new capabilities for bringing Web content into its rich, interactive environment; and new orientation experiences to ease and expedite the path to getting started in Second Life. These enhancements represent a major milestone in delivering on Linden Lab's vision of...

2010-01-19 12:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Linden Lab®, creator of 3D virtual world Second Life®, has appointed Bob Komin as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Komin will be responsible for all financial matters and controls, human resources, legal and administrative functions globally, reporting to Linden Lab Chief Executive Officer Mark Kingdon. In addition to managing the financial and administrative functions, Komin will have the opportunity to...

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2009-11-05 12:54:27

Creators of the virtual community known as Second Life have announced plans to launch a virtual marketplace for businesses. Linden Lab on Wednesday announced plans for a marketplace for enterprise applications and virtual goods called the Second Life Work Marketplace. Linden said the new marketplace would allow customers to create their own virtual world while adding revenue streams for the company. The company said the new feature would be unveiled during the beginning of 2010. Linden said...

2009-06-11 11:00:00

Adult Virtual World Establishes Forum for Discussing Adult Content and Internet Freedom of Speech VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Utherverse, Inc., developer of virtual worlds RedLightCenter.com and Virtual-Vancouver.com, today announced it will open a RedLightCenter.com embassy within Second Life on Friday, June 12th. The embassy will serve as a forum for discussion about adult content and freedom of speech on the web just weeks after Second Life moved to create...

2009-05-05 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The popularity of computer games that create a virtual reality allow us to create our own different selves living in our own secret worlds where we can be a beautiful fashion model or an animal or a bully, and with our imagination, we can be and connect with -- and love -- others. Is this virtual reality a Utopia? In her poetry in "The Perfect Flower" (published by iUniverse), Clare Abbey describes how something is happening in these virtual worlds, like...

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2009-04-22 11:23:37

Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life, announced certain changes for the virtual world set to go into effect in June as part of a broader move to let users customize the site's content, The Associated Press reported. The changes will move Second Life's adult-oriented content to a new, X-rated "continent" so users looking for more PG-rated experiences can be free from any obscenity. Chief Executive Mark Kingdon said the way people use Second Life has become incredibly diverse. Citizens of...