Second Life Creator Philip Rosedale Exits Stage Left

Second Life creator, Linden Labs founder, and CEO Philip Rosedale has stepped away from his role as the top executive of the company this week. Rosedale will now focus his attention on his newest venture, LoveMachine. This new venture sounds like an odd sexually-themed zone in Second Life. Rosedale held the position of CEO for four months after Mark Kingdon left the company.

"I’ll be leaving day-to-day management of the company and continuing in my role on the board, including helping in the search to find a great CEO," Rosedale confirmed on the LoveMachine company blog.

"I will also be continuing my work with my new company, LoveMachine."

Rosedale’s startup is apparently working on some new virtual currency and AI technologies, as well as some new middleware.

So who is the new CEO? Bob Komin will take on the role, assuming he does not get cold feet in a few months like Rosedale.


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