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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Evan Williams’

Twitter Co-Founder Doesn’t Give a Sh-t About Instagram’s User Metrics

Twitter co-founder and board member Evan Williams thinks it’s stupid to put so much stock in user metrics. Well, he put it more bluntly. Fortune’s Erin Griffith has the quote of the week – at least from a tech leader. No minced words to be found here. It’s a question of breadth versus depth. Why is users the only thing …

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Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Launches Obvious Ventures

Evan Williams, co-founder of Twitter and Blogger, is back with his third version of Obvious, the previous versions of which spawned Twitter, Medium, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s Jelly and Super. This one is called Obvious Ventures, and running the show with Williams are investors James Joaquin and Vishal Vasishth. The firm is what it sounds like – a venture …

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Medium Now Counts Barack Obama Among Its Users

The White House announced that the president has joined Medium, the blogging platform Twitter co-founder Evan Williams launched roughly a year ago. Lindsay Holst and Kori Schulman wrote in a post on The White House blog on Thursday: We’re really excited to announce that the White House joined Medium, a new, self-publishing platform that encourages people to share ideas and …

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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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Medium Opens Up Its Doors with a Few Caveats

Medium, the blogging platform developed by Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams last year, is finally opening its doors to the public – but there are still a handful of restrictions. For the uninitiated, Medium is a blogging platform that is closely tied to users’ Twitter accounts. It allows users to publish longer-form thoughts, complete with images, links, etc. …

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Evan Williams’ Medium Buys Kickstarter Project ‘Matter’

Medium, the current company of Blogger and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, has acquired Kickstarter-backed journalism startup Matter. For a better idea of what Medium itself is, read this. Matter describes itself as a publication based around a new way to create really great long-form journalism about science, technology and the future. Apparently Williams himself was one of the earliest Kickstarter …

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Is Medium The Next Step In Blogging?

Can the creators of Blogger and Twitter really revolutionize web publishing again? We may find out soon. If they don’t, it’s not for lack of trying. Blogger and Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams are at it again. After the two stepped back from Twitter, they resurrected their startup Obvious. A few months ago, Stone told us about Medium. …

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