Dodgeball founders Dennis Crowley and Alex Rainert have resigned from Google, which acquired their company back in 2005. On Sunday they announced that they were quitting by posting a photo to Flickr them both giving the thumbs down sign in front of their office at Google.
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.