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Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Launches Obvious Ventures

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Launches Obvious Ventures

By Chris Crum December 8, 2014

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 …

Tech Startups Get Help From Disney Tech Startups Get Help From Disney

The Walt Disney Company has a startup accelerator program called Disney Accelerator, and today announced the startups it has chosen to help. The lucky startups are: Buzzstarter (a programmatic content marketing platform); ChoreMonster (online platform for “making chores fun”); Codarica …

Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools Facebook Gives Startups Access To More Partner Tools

Facebook announced on Tuesday that it has added Braintree, Appmethod, and Get Satisfaction as partners on its FbStart program. That brings the total number to 17. Facebook announced FbStart at f8 in April. It’s a program, which gives startups tools …

Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To All Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To All

At f8 a couple weeks ago, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help mobile startups grow. Upon announcement, only f8-attending developers were able to apply, but the company announced on Wednesday that registration is now open to all. “Any …

Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups

Facebook product partnerships director Ime Archibong revealed FbStart at the company’s f8 conference. This is a program, which gives developers tools (for free) and services from Facebook itself as well as 11 other companies to “help startups take off”. These …

How To Get The Media To Notice You How To Get The Media To Notice You

Today, I would argue PR is more important than ever before. In addition to helping companies increase profiles and attract new clients, PR can be considered the secret weapon for SEO. Unfortunately, despite the increasing importance of PR, it is …

UNC Startup Fakes a School Shooting Alert UNC Startup Fakes a School Shooting Alert
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Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create …

Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend

Google announced a new partnership with UP Global, which will see the organization expanded to twice as many cities, going from 500 to 1,000. As part of this, Startup Weekend will be expanded, and is now powered by Google For …

Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with …

Local Ruckus Makes Some Ruckus with Google Fiber Local Ruckus Makes Some Ruckus with Google Fiber

It’s no secret that Google Fiber is inspiring other ISPs to lessen the broadband gap in this country. Or, according to DSLReports.com, the goal is to “…light a fire under the pampered behinds of incumbent broadband operators.” But, the real …

Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer

Biz Stone’s mysterious startup Jelly has just made another interesting hire. This time it’s Brian Kadar, a former Apple software engineer. Here’s what Stone had to say about Kadar: “Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in …

Jelly Taps Former iPhone Engineer for Board Jelly Taps Former iPhone Engineer for Board

We may not really know what it is yet, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new startup is accumulating talent at a pretty fast clip. Today, Stone announced that Loren Brichter, former Apple engineer who worked on the original iPhone and …

Jelly Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors Jelly Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the …

Jelly Announces Employee #1, Designer Austin Sarner Jelly Announces Employee #1, Designer Austin Sarner

Here’s some more Jelly news for you, and no, it’s not any additional info on what the hell it is. It’s more team news. According to Jelly founder and CEO, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, the company has just hired employee …

Google Ventures Backs Punky Brewster Google Ventures Backs Punky Brewster

Soleil Moon Frye, commonly known as the girl who played Punky Brewster, has a startup called Moonfrye, and it has attracted $2.5 million in funding from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. The company is …

Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software? Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software?
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Open source software is awesome, and it’s free. What more do you need to know? In all actuality, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about what software to use in your startup. Do you go with open source or …

Biz Stone Reveals Jelly's Co-Founder and CTO Biz Stone Reveals Jelly's Co-Founder and CTO

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is slowly pulling back the curtain on Jelly. Very slowly. Today, Stone has revealed the identity of the mobile-oriented startup’s co-founder and CTO: Ben Finkel, founder of Fluther and New Users Experience manager on Twitter’s Growth …