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While Flock founder and ex-CEO Bart Decrem says he quit to start a new company, tipsters say he was fired from the social-browser maker. One writes:

Bart did not step down - he was a horrible leader and couldn't communicate a clear direction. Bart was asked to leave. I assume it was because of his lack of leadership but I also heard a rumor that there some some sort of accounting scandal - but it was just a rumor.

Also, why do you so quickly dismiss Flock? They haven't even released their v1.0 product.

That's the weird thing about Flock — even Flock's apparent enemies wanted it to succeed. But face it — most companies launch a product before the employees bail and the CEO gets fired.

Earlier: Flock CEO leaves the fold [Valleywag]
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