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Google Ventures Posts Interview With Biz Stone

Google Ventures has released a new video interview with Christopher Stone (conducted by partner, Digg founder, and noted raccoon thrower Kevin Rose). Stone, better known by his nickname Biz, is the co-founder of Twitter, as well as the CEO and co-founder of Jelly. As Rose notes, “We discuss his entrepreneurial roots, leaving college to jump into the world of art …

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Biz Stone’s Jelly Gets An Update

It’s been about two months since we last reported on any significant updates to Biz Stone’s Jelly app (other than the the company finally getting the @Jelly Twitter handle). Stone had promised that a bunch more features were on the way. Today, Jelly announced a “substantial” update for the iOS app. “You can ask with your camera, you can ask …

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Jelly Has The @Jelly Twitter Handle Now

Remember when Biz Stone launched Jelly, but couldn’t get the @Jelly Twitter account? The company has it now: Jelly had initially made the guy who had the account an offer, but he declined. All the while, he continued to have to point people to the @askjelly account, which Jelly settled for. I guess he got tired of it. As of …

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Jelly Gets Android, iOS App Updates

Jelly, the new Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced today that it has launched updates for its Android and iOS apps. The Android version adds support for more cameras and camera resolutions and support for more devices that couldn’t generate custom fonts. The update also includes some bug fixes. It removes some permissions for features Jelly was testing, …

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Jelly Raises New Funding From Greylock

Jelly announced that it has secured a new Series B round of funding with Greylock Partners, and that partner Josh Elman, who worked as a product lead at Twitter, has joined Jelly’s board. This follows Series A funding last year led by Spark Capital and including Greylock’s Reid Hoffman. “Jelly is a small team with modest capital requirements and we …

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Biz Stone Looks To Lead Jelly As A Cross Between Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey and Dick Costolo

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about his new app Jelly, but ended up talking a bit about Twitter as well. His time at Twitter and the people he worked with there are apparently having a major affect on Stone’s first go at the CEO role. “It sounds kinda cheesy to say this, but I …

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Biz Stone Thinks Story In ‘Hatching Twitter’ Is Fair, Admits He Didn’t Read The Whole Thing

Twitter and Jelly co-founder Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to mostly talk about Jelly, but he also talked a bit about Twitter. As you may know, Nick Bilton recently wrote a book called Hatching Twitter about the founding of the company. It has since been picked up by Lionsgate for a coming television series. At one point in …

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Jelly Had Twice As Many Accounts In Three Days As Twitter Had In A Year

Biz stone did an interview with Bloomberg TV today. Among other things, he revealed that Jelly may get a search feature in the future, and search might be how it ultimately monetizes the app. Stone also revealed that Jelly had twice the number of accounts in its first three days than Twitter did in its first year. “It is funny …

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Stone: Jelly Will Probably Get A Search Feature, And Search Is Probably How It Will Monetize

Biz Stone appeared on Bloomberg Television today to talk about Jelly. Bloomberg is sharing the interview, which gives us some insight into some possible directions Stone and his team may take the app in. Users have been wondering who all sees the questions that they are asking. It’s not everyone in their networks. “Well, not everybody,” said Stone. “My co-founder’s …

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Now That’s How A Brand Should Use Jelly

Brands are already (unsurprisingly) looking for ways to take advantage of Jelly, the new mobile Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Last week, after the app’s launch, we discussed how it might be useful for businesses out of pure speculation. Now we’re getting a glance at how brands are actually trying to engage. At least one appears to be …

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Jelly Reflects On Its First Week, Says A Bunch Of New Features Coming Soon

Jelly, the new mobile Q&A service from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and the company has put out a new blog post reflecting on how its been received, and how people have been using it. The company acknowledges that its numbers will drop dramatically as the initial curiosity spike fades away, but notes that …

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Report: About 1/4 Of Questions On Jelly Are Being Answered

Jelly, the new visual Q&A app from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has been out for a week now, and some early third-party data regarding the app’s usage has surfaced. RJMetrics’ Robert Moore says he’s been collecting data on all the questions and answers that have been posted by way of his own Jelly account and using “publicly accessible (if undocumented) …

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