Linden Lab Official

Yay! We have an official announcement from the Lab. See: Ebbe Altberg Joins Linden Lab as CEO.


SAN FRANCISCO — February 5, 2014 — Linden Lab®, the makers of Second Life®BlocksworldTMDesuraTM, and more, today announced that Ebbe Altberg will lead the company as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently prior to joining Linden Lab, Altberg was COO of BranchOut. Prior to that, he was part of the executive team at Yahoo!, most recently as SVP of Media Products. His more than 25 years of experience managing teams that create world-class products and services also includes leadership roles at Ingenio (acquired by at&t Interactive) and Microsoft.

“We remain committed to world-changing innovation from Linden Lab,” said Jed Smith of the company’s Board of Directors. “We’re keenly focused on providing incredible experiences for all of our customers, and Ebbe is the perfect person to help lead our team as we continue to serve and grow our global audience of active users.”

“Linden Lab has long been at the forefront of building experiences that entertain people while empowering them to express themselves and profit from their creations,” said Altberg. “Our customers’ creativity is unparalleled, and I’m proud to join the talented team that serves them. Second Life is now in its eleventh year, and every day, users continue to create more and more amazing experiences to enjoy. Though much younger, Blocksworld has already seen hundreds of thousands of unique user-created worlds shared for everyone to play with. I’m absolutely committed to supporting our customers and helping them become even more successful. There are significant opportunities ahead, and I look forward to leading us into the next phase of growth.”

About Linden Lab

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in San Francisco, Linden Lab makes shared creative spaces that inspire and empower users to explore and share their creativity with others.

For more about Linden Lab, its products, and career opportunities please visit

5 thoughts on “Linden Lab Official

  1. Well, I’m not sure that the fact mister Ebbe Altberg worked for Micro$oft is such a reassuring news about his competency and even less about his suitability for Second Life’s management…

    An interesting clue that I can already see from the citation of his first official words, is the fact that he used twice “our customers” and zero time “our resident”… This can be both a good and a bad thing: this could mean better support and services for us, “customers”, but also more costs and less technical improvements for us “residents”…

    Time will tell…

  2. Considering that at this moment the Linden Labs main website doesn’t even list Second life:
    As if it were an embarrassment to their company.

    I am wondering/concerned they are going to insead take up all the projects that they DO have listed on their website.

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