SecondLife 05 Feb

Second Life creator Linden Lab has announced that it has hired former Yahoo! executive Ebbe Altberg as its new CEO.

“We remain committed to world-changing innovation from Linden Lab,” Board member Jed Smith said. “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,” Altberg said, in part. “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.”

“There are significant opportunities ahead and I look forward to leading us into the next phase of growth.”

Altberg is joining the company from BranchOut where he was COO. He also served as part of the Yahoo! executive team and served in leadership positions at Ingenio and Microsoft.

(via GI International)