Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Linden Lab Recruits New CEO


SAN FRANCISCO -- Linden Lab, developer of the animated environment Second Life, said it recruited Mark Kingdon to serve as the closely held company's chief executive officer.

Mr. Kingdon, 45 years old, will succeed founder Philip Rosedale, 39, who announced plans in March to give up the CEO post at the San Francisco-based company. He remains chairman.

Mr. Kingdon since 2001 had served as chief executive of Organic Inc., a communications agency focusing on Web design and marketing. Second Life is one of the best-known "virtual worlds," a name given to services that allow characters to roam simulated three-dimensional spaces without the rules or goals of traditional computer more

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