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Robin Harper to leave Linden Lab

After almost seven years at Linden Lab Robin Harper, the Lab's Vice President of Marketing and Community Development, has given notice of her impending departure from the company. Harper, who arrived at Linden Lab from game company Maxis, was nominated as one of Edge's 100 Most Influential Women in...

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Linden Lab responds to blog back-off

You may recall our coverage of the state of the main Second Life blog this week, which drew a very prompt response from virtual environment operator Linden Lab. The Second Life blog has been steadily transforming from a communications tool that conveys information to users into a marketing and...

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Linden Lab sparks bloggers strike

Starting today, a number of prominent Second Life bloggers are on strike for three full days in protest at Linden Lab's sudden detrimental change of position on the use of current and new trademarks. These bloggers feel snubbed and threatened by the new brand guidelines, which they find...

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Linden Lab hires Resident Communications Manager

In a search lasting nearly 12 months, Linden Lab has finally hired a Communications Manager. Linden Lab originally announced the search for a Second Life Resident Communications Manager in early May 2007, but the blog posting announcing the position was silently removed some months later. You would...

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Peering inside - looking back at 2007 [UPDATED]

It's been no less a tumultuous year for Second Life in 2007 this year than any previous year, frankly. There are a few standout items though. This isn't the list that anyone else might make - We might completely skip over one of the things you see as standing out as a huge impact, based solely on...

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Peering inside - What does Cory Ondrejka's departure mean?

Ondrejka's leaving Linden Lab at the end of the month. It wouldn't surprise me to see him working for (eg) Google on 2 January. Face it, Ondrejka's hot geek property, any issues of sex-appeal aside. Recruiters, if you want a piece of Ondrejka, you've probably got very little time to pitch something...

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Linden Lab: International age verification failure rate "unacceptable" [updated]

Robin Harper, Linden Lab's Vice President of Marketing and Community Development, has just put out a late update on the status of the new Second Life age verification beta. Harper begins by acknowledging the very high failure rate among international verification attempts, "The failure rate is much...

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Age verification arrives on the Second Life grid (updated)

Age verification is now in beta on the Second Life grid. We think it's called Age Verification, anyway. It's undergone a couple name changes since inception. Initially, Linden Lab were calling it Age Verification, then Identity Verification (IDV) and now we're back to Age Verification again. We're...

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It's official: April 17th will be Remembrance Day in Second Life

[Update: Changed 'officially planned' to 'made recognition'] For those who recall, there was a recommendation put forth from the Second Life community that April 17th be a day of remembrance for Ginny Talamasca, as reported here. I'm as amazed as anyone when I say that Linden Lab has stepped up to...

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