Tag Archives: Linden Labs

Digital Estate Planning

It’s something most people don’t want to think about, but it is inevitable: What happens to your online accounts and digital stuff when you shuffle off this mortal coil? ¬†Unless Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity is actually here, we are going to … Continue reading

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More Stories About Virtual Items and the People Who Buy Them

Sales of virtual goods continue to grab headlines, but there’s nothing really new going on. People have always spent large sums of money on things of nominal value as long as there’s a big enough group of people who think they have value. Continue reading

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UPDATE: Second Life Land Class Action Suit Still Going

A summary of what’s happened in the virtual property class action lawsuit to date. Continue reading

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Linden Labs Lays Off 1/3 of It’s Workforce

More bad news from the Virtual front. It looks like growth of the most well-known social virtual world, Second Life, has slowed considerably. This prompted the world’s maker, Linden Labs, to lay off 30% of it’s workers according to an … Continue reading

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Second Life

Plaintiffs argue that Linden deceived people into buying land that they would “own” but then changed this full ownership to a limited license without compensation. Continue reading

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Second Life Launches “Viewer 2,” Continues to Blur the Line on its Currency

Second Life CEO Mark Kingdon discusses new Viewer 2 and also continues the confusing double-standard for SL currency. Continue reading

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