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Cyanogen Inc. has announced that it is relocating to Palo Alto, California and has separated ties with co-founder Steve Kondik. The post, published yesterday by Cyanogen CEO Lior Tal on the company blog, sheds further light on the circumstances surrounding the recent closure of its Seattle office.

“The purpose of the change is to improve the communication and performance of the team which will now operate under one roof. This consolidation effort will allow us to build in greater efficiencies and reduce restrictions in our product development lifecycle,” wrote Tal, adding, “Understandably some are unable to follow their role and relocate.”

The post goes on to reveal that Kondik won’t be following the rest of the team to the new location. “Cyanogen has separated ties with Steve Kondik, allowing him to continue to forge his path as he sees fit. We wish him the best of luck in his next venture.”

The news follows soon after Kondik revealed problems he’d encountered while working with Cyanogen and co-founder Kirt McMaster, who recently stepped down from his position as CEO. “I wish I had made different choices and trusted different people,” Kondik wrote in his statement.

Tal ended the Cyanogen post with: “The company is well-funded and will continue to recruit great people to help expand the core functions of our team.”

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