Flock North is no more

by Rob Lewis

Five months after being acquired by Zynga, social web browser Flock has been shelved entirely and support for Flock browsers has been discontinued.

Flock was founded in 2005 and is based in Redwood City, CA, but had an office in Victoria nicknamed "Flock North" where half of it's 40 engineers worked.

At the time of the acquisition Flock CEO Shawn Hardin blogged that the deal is a “perfect fit” and that “Flock will help Zynga in achieving their goal of building the most fun, social games available to anyone, anytime – on any platform.” 

Flock's social browser allowed users to access their social networks while browsing other websites. At the time of purchase Flock had 10 million users worldwide - certainly not significant considering Zynga's userbase.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Zynga is the world’s largest social game developer. More than 215 million monthly active users play its games. Zynga’s games include FarmVille, Treasure Isle, Zynga Poker, Mafia Wars, YoVille, Café World, FishVille, PetVille and FrontierVille. Zynga games are available on Facebook, MySpace and the iPhone. Through Zynga.org, Zynga players have raised more than $3 million for world social causes.... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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