New Second Life CEO

The About Linden Lab page now lists Ebbe Altberg as the CEO. He has a profile on LinkedIn.

Over on SLUniverse Ashur Constantine posted: New Linden Lab CEO, Ebbe Altberg. Quoating:

Ebbe Altberg comes to Linden Lab with more than 25 years of experience leading teams and creating software used by hundreds of millions of users. After graduating from Middlebury College he went on to work at Microsoft, where he spent most of his 12 years leading teams that created the world’s most popular productivity products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Office.

In 2000, Ebbe moved to Ingenio, Inc., where he headed up product and had a stint as interim CEO. As Chief Product Officer, he lead Ingenio to become an innovative telephony and marketplace company, which was ultimately acquired by at&t Interactive in 2007.

Ebbe then joined Yahoo! in Europe as VP Head of Audience, with responsibility for all consumer-facing products and affairs. After a couple of years he was promoted to SVP Media Products, a group of about 800 engineering and product people that created the Yahoo! homepage, news, sports, finance, and entertainment products and platforms.

Most recently, Ebbe went back to a small startup, BranchOut, where he was the COO and managed the teams building products for professionals such as BranchOut and


Mr. Altberg sounds like a corporate executive manager. I don’t see where he plays any games or has any experience with managing software used by gamers. To me this is not a good sign.

The things important to those using office software and the demographic are going to be very different. I am suspecting we will have an account-type running SL. But, I certainly could be wrong and hope I am.

Let’s see how long it takes to find him in world.

Considering his credentials, I suspect he IS the Rod Humble replacement.

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