Dodgeball Founder Quits Google


The founder of SMS social networking company Dodgeball, Dennis Crowley, has quit Google complaining that the search giant didn’t put any resources into the network, notes GigaOM… Alex Rainert, “employee #2 for DodgeBall”, has also quit. This is surprising, since Dodgeball was big when Google bought it, and it was well-placed to ride the mobile growth wave. In a fairly novel announcement, on his Flickr site of Crowley he wrote “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”. Using Yahoo to announce his resignation from Google… Crowley is joining big game developer area/code while Rainert has joined IconNicholson as a Creative Strategist focusing on mobile and emerging technologies.

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