Does Anybody Still Use Second Life? And If So, How Much Is It Worth Today?
July 03, 2009 at 01:48 AM EDT
Analyst firm Next Up Research has published an extensive report on Linden Lab , the San Francisco company behind virtual world Second Life . The research is based on aggregate data and is available on SharesPost , a site set up to trade shares of privately held companies (if you register, you can download the report for free from that page, or you can find other valuation reports on companies like Facebook and LinkedIn ). The report goes rather deep into the valuation of the Linden Lab, which it pegs at somewhere between $658 million and 700 million. More on that later. Now that Linden Lab has been around for nearly 10 years, and with its product Second Life celebrating its sixth birthday since launching publicly in June 2003, we thought it would be a good idea to take a close look at the report and see how the company's doing according to the analysts. First of all, you may be wondering if anyone is still using Second Life at all. The answer is yes, and users are very active on there