Zynga shutters Flock - what does this mean for Flock North in Canada?

by Rob Lewis

In January we reported that social web browser Flock had been acquired by social gaming giant Zynga.

Flock was founded in 2005 and is based in Redwood City, CA, but had an office in Victoria, BC where half of it's 40 engineers were located. At the time we wondered aloud whether 'Flock North' would still call BC's capital home after the "manquisition" and whether the Flock product would be shelved entirely.

We found out the fate of the product today with this announcement on their site:

Support for Flock browsers will be discontinued as of April 26th, 2011. We would like to thank our loyal users around the world for their support, and we encourage the Flock community to migrate in the coming weeks to one of the recommended web browsers listed below.

No word yet on whether Zynga will be leaving Victoria behind as well.

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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