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Linden Lab CFO departs

Linden Lab's CFO (Chief Financial Officer) has parted ways with the successful virtual-environment developer, though the circumstances under which this parting has taken place are not abundantly clear. All the signs have been there for some weeks, and we've been trying to get final confirmation (whi...

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Linden Lab purges nearly a million inactive Second Life users

Linden Lab has, for a very long time, published quite an array of statistical data about Second Life through a regularly updated (when it worked, which it didn't always) set of statistical data feeds (mostly collected by aficionados and researchers). During mid-January, two sets of those feeds sudde...

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Second Life 2008 results

John Zdanowski (AKA Zee Linden) has published Linden Lab's Q4 Second Life metrics from 2008 mixed with an annual summation. It reflects a considerable number of positives, but reads a bit like one of the paradoxes of motion from Zeno of Elea. There is so much spin on these figures that you'd be well...

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Second Life October metrics: More falls

October metrics for Linden Lab's virtual environment, Second Life are not yet formally available, but Lab CFO John Zdanowski wound up giving out a link to the information in advance, so we have the figures to work with. September was not a good month by these metrics, and we were interested to see h...

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Premium accounts and the Second Life business model

Much has been made of a statement recently by Linden Lab's new CEO, Mark Kingdon, that 'Premium subscriptions are immaterial in our overall business.' You see, in a sense that's pretty much spot-on. Unless a premium account owns more than 512 square metres of the Linden Estate (colloquially known ...

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Second Life's "unusually strong" September

Linden Lab's CFO, John Zdanowski is better known to Second Life users as Zee Linden, though we think of him more as a Zeno, after Zeno of Elea, who baffled, annoyed and amused pre-Socratic thinkers with a set of seeming paradoxes, many of which revolved around the adjustment of frames of reference ...

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Peering Inside: A media campaign

While the announcement of the Google Lively public beta may have taken many by surprise, apparently it did not take Linden Lab unawares -- their Second Life messages were already lined up and ready to go. Indeed considering that information about Lively's launch was available to a number of people w...

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Second Life grows to the size of Cedar County, Iowa

Weighing in at 1.5 billion square metres (579 square miles, plus change), Linden Lab's virtual world Second Life stacks up at the same size as Cedar County, Iowa, which we've chosen to give you a convenient physical world comparison for size. The figure comes from Linden Lab CFO John Zdanowski's (Ze...

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Cinemassively: Current TV talks about A Virtual Recession

Current TV viewer and contributor, Vasilis Siskos, created this look into the virtual economy of Second Life. Curious as to whether the real life recession trickled down into the virtual world, he asked some experts, including Robert Bloomfield, of Metanomics, John Zdanowski, or Zee Linden, the CFO...

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Peering Inside: Linden Lab's new billing provider

Some of you may have noticed that your billing for Second Life is no longer being done out of the United Kingdom but is now being done from the USA. Since there was no announcement of a change, we asked Linden Lab about that, back in the first week of January -- especially as it seemed that some use...

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