Latest Mark Kingdon Stories

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...

2010-01-19 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...

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...

2009-04-22 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...

2009-03-14 11:00:00

Some media reports have suggested the potential demise of the former Internet virtual world of Second Life, but Linden Lab CEO Mark Kingdon claims the former Internet darling is doing better than ever, the AFP reported."The reality is that Second Life continues to grow; every second someone joins. Second Life is hopping," said Kingdon, who last year took over for founder Philip Rosedale as chief executive of San Francisco-based Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life.Kingdon said since...

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