Category Archives: Economy

Introducing the New International L$ Marketplace

It’s astounding that with so many residents outside of the United States, we still only accept U.S. Dollars as payment. Localizing payment systems and maintaining the highest level of security possible for our residents is no easy task. Today we’re … Continue reading

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Key Economic Metrics through January 2008

Hi Everyone! I have published our monthly key metrics in excel, open document, and google doc formats. Links to these current versions are updated on our Economy page. Concurrency, usage hours, and total resident-owned land continue to grow at a … Continue reading

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Second Life economy posts solid growth in Q4

Meta has updated and posted our Economic Metrics through the end of 2007, available in Excel, OpenDocument, and Google Doc formats.  The links on the Economy page are now updated appropriately as well.   Economic Growth.  Many of our economic metrics showed much slower growth from … Continue reading

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New Policy Regarding In-World “Banks”

Please read this if you operate, or have transferred L$ to, an in-world “bank” or financial company. As of January 22, 2008, it will be prohibited to offer interest or any direct return on an investment (whether in L$ or … Continue reading

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Economic Key Metrics for October and November 2007

Apologies for the delays in getting these out, folks, we’ve been busy behind the scenes trying to focus on some service improvements, stability, and instrumenting the system to deliver us more internal metrics – such as Teleport problems. I expect … Continue reading

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September 2007 Economic Key Metrics

Hello everyone! I have posted the Economic Key Metrics through September 2007 on our Economy site, in the standard Excel, OpenDocument, and Google Docs formats. Definitions for these metrics are available in the wiki Metrics Glossary page. Top highlights include: … Continue reading

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Second Grade Math

Over the past 4 years, there have been many thousands of news articles and analyst reports about Second Life. Some of these have included incomplete facts, questionable assumptions, or odd comparisons, but we at Linden Lab do our best to … Continue reading

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