me + alex quit google. (dodgeball forever!!!!)

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    So.... Alex and I quit Google on Friday.

    It's no real secret that Google wasn't supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us - especially as we couldn't convince them that dodgeball was worth engineering resources, leaving us to watch as other startups got to innovate in the mobile + social space. And while it was a tough decision (and really disappointing) to walk away from dodgeball, I'm actually looking forward to getting to work on other projects again.

    So, what's next? Starting today (Monday!) I'm joining the kids at area/code who are knee-deep in building all sorts of Big Games (remember PacManhattan? ConQwest?). Alex is moving on to IconNicholson where he took a gig as a Creative Strategist focusing on mobile and emerging technologies. (And sorry, but I don't know what Google has planned for dodgeball going forward.)

    ps: Clear your calendar for this Saturday (April 21). A whole crew of us are dj'ing to celebrate our escape. (details + invite coming soon!)

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    1. nycjournal 85 months ago | reply

      Is there an un-checkin, maybe not @google

    2. xaotica 85 months ago | reply

      aww. i've been sad with the lack of development but am sadder to hear that it's unlikely that it will ever really go anywhere... :(

    3. 85 months ago | reply

      Drat! Glad you're moving on to new things, but I'm sorry to hear that Google treated you so poorly.

    4. charl.norman 85 months ago | reply

      Innovate gents! Your free of the G shackles...

    5. ungrok 85 months ago | reply

      hot damn! congrats on the liberation and cheers to the future.

    6. spandit13 85 months ago | reply

      sorry to see you guys go, best of luck on your future endeavors.
      should start up a new event to get this spacae moving agian

    7. dragon.calvin 85 months ago | reply

      Hi Guys ...
      My name is - Calvin and I m in China. More details about me can be read -
      I m a veteran in the internet and wireless industry in China. Would be nice if you guys send me your email and lets get intouch if you are interested to work something together for China. My email :

    8. See-ming Lee 李思明 SML 81 months ago | reply

      Why does Alex always look like that face on all the social networks?! I will make sure to post a good looking Alex here :)


    9. Dányjel 76 months ago | reply

      Good luck guys! & join us if you like these projects! ;))

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    10. zonavar [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      Google doesn't like stuff that it can't control - it's a bit like Ebay's attitude to dictating to sellers how they can accept payments from buyers - oh gotta make it illegal since we don't understand it! argh

    11. dougjaeger 70 months ago | reply

      I forgot to say goodbye. we'll miss you.

    12. überRegenbogen 63 months ago | reply

      Sounds like a classic buy and bury—get the rights and eliminate the competition in one swoop. No better than MS or any other corporate marauder.

    13. angerhesmiles 58 months ago | reply

      what a shit sandwich...glad to see you guys got foursquare up and running. Just joined...can't wait for Gloucester, MA to be the next big city you add.

    14. macewan 47 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on moving over to FourSquares.

    15. ptuminaro 20 months ago | reply

      Foursquare forever!

    16. giovany_0 12 months ago | reply

      Actually, it is Google's Latitue now

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