What is Stewart Butterfield up to?

Posted by Rob Lewis

AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reported earlier today that Flickr Co-founder Stewart Butterfield is working on a stealth new company in the social-gaming space. Doesn't sound like much of a surprise considering Butterfield's priority at Vancouver-born Ludicorp was a social game titled Game Neverending until it got shelved in favor of Flickr.

Yesterday, several Flickr engineers posted news of their layoffs from the Yahoo photo-sharing unit on Twitter, which caused GigaOm’s Om Malik to notice that Flickr architect Cal Henderson (pictured here) was also no longer on its About page.

According to several sources I spoke to, Henderson was actually not laid off at Yahoo (YHOO), but is leaving to start a new company–in the social-gaming arena, I am told–with Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield.

A quick glimpse of Butterfield's Flickr account indicates that he is indeed in Vancouver this Spring.

So, who knows what he's up to?

Photo by KK+

Company:
Ludicorp Research & Development Ltd.
Website:
http://www.ludicorp.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ludicorp was born in the summer of 2002 and is a privately held company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We're building a better platform for real time interaction online. Our current project is a real-time media-sharing community site called Flickr, and is of particular interest to digital camera and camera phone users. It is currently in public beta, and we welcome new beta testers. more

Company:
Tiny Speck
Website:
http://www.tinyspeck.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tiny Speck is a small company building something enormous. We show up in the afterburst of highly charged particle collisions; we are the only-imagined baryon consisting of two charmed quarks and one strange. We will blow your minds. more


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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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