7 thoughts on “Wallop Inventor leaves the company”

  1. I think Wallop is overkill – Flash is too restrictive for your self expression needs. OK it looks great but what people want is flexibility, that’s how MySpace did it, IMO. I’m still optimistic though for the upcoming releases, very experienced team.

  2. I can’t image what caused Sean to leave his own company. As any founder knows, when a company you started is up and running, it takes a lot to walk away. I certainly couldn’t fathom a situation in which I would walk away from CavengerNews.com, and I think most CEO’s feel the same way.

  3. I can’t speak for Sean but Karl Jacob has a long track record of side-line founders. Either due to ego or insecurity he never seems to be able to work well with the founders in the companies he works in (probably both). I think more than a few people who have worked with him are not suprised and probably expected something like this.

  4. I totally have to agree with Emre on his point. people want flexibility and with the growing number of html applets versus the rather limited variety of mods or flash applications wallop utilizes, it is obvious and apparent to the user that he will not be able to enjoy the cbox he has on, say, blogger.

  5. It’s actually fairly common to see a founder leaving his own company. Often times there is a struggle when the money(venture capitalists, big partners) bring in new management. However, it’s probably not the best thing for company morale.

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