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Mark Kingdon, Linden Lab's CEO, has been a bit of a mystery figure since his appointment about a year and a half ago. While he has not been uncommunicative, it's been hard to get a very good sense of the man at the helm of Linden Lab, his passions, interests and direction. We were very pleased, ther...

November 5th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Wagner James Au at New World Notes is carrying some surprising data from ratings giant, Nielsen Media Research. From actual measurements of usage across over 180,000 homes in the USA, Linden Lab's Second Life (paradoxically measured under the 'PC games' category) rates the number two most played t...

May 7th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Mark Kingdon, Linden Lab's shiny new CEO, made a statement to Wagner James Au at GigaOm about the announced openspace/void simulator price rises that have so many Second Life users up in arms, 'this price adjustment affects only a portion of land in Second Life; it does not apply to private islands...

October 31st 2008 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Ever since the original panic over Copybot (a Second Life bot that was trivially equipped to duplicate geometry or avatars) there's been a recurring series of rumors about Copybot 2.0, starting from about a week or two after the original fuss. Every month we get Instant Messages or emails about Copy...

March 20th 2008 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Newer Second Life residents may associate the popular blog, New World Notes, with Hamlet Au. The oldbies, however, know him as the former Hamlet Linden. He was hired five years ago by Linden Lab to be an embedded reporter in-world. He left a couple of years ago to write a novel about his experiences...

March 18th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

(Disclosure: Some of the raw footage in the background was commissioned by Linden Lab for news agencies. I was the machinimatographer on the project.)Before Philip Rosedale announced his intention to resign as CEO of Linden Lab, he sat down with Chris Albrecht, of the GigaOM Show. Chris sta...

March 17th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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If you were around in Second Life when flexiprims were introduced, you knew, as I did, that it was only a matter of time before this happened: flexiboobs have arrived.Raven Ivanova sells these avatar attachments at her store Smashing Prims, where apparently they're quite popular -- to the tune of ab...

January 31st 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

If you're just tuning in, we've been following the storyline of Scion City in Second Life. So far, they've discovered a vehicle that allowed them to uncover a transmission device. A mysterious woman transmits a message to them, but it is not yet clear what she wants ...Episode 1, directed by Michael...

January 16th 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments