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Q&A: Lift CEO on using technology to build good habits

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Tony Stubblebine Tony Stubblebine is in the business of helping old dogs teach themselves new tricks. He’s the co-founder of Lift, which makes an app that tries to help people achieve their goals by building better habits. The way it works is simple: pick a few habits that you want...
Q&A: Lift CEO on using technology to build good habits

Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Evan Williams and others bankroll D.C. education upstart EverFi

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Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams are among the tech heavyweights bankrolling EverFi, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that hosts online educational programs that teach students digital literacy, alcohol abuse prevention and financial responsibility. The financing round stands at $10 million, and total funding...
Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, Evan Williams and others bankroll D.C. education upstart EverFi

Hello World

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Although our services extend beyond the Web, Twitter ranks as one of the most popular sites on the Internet. Over the years, we've resisted introducing a traditional Web advertising model because we wanted to optimize for value before profit. The open exchange of information creates opportunities for individuals, organizations, and...
Hello World

Twitter CEO Evan Williams Speaks at SXSW [LIVE COVERAGE]

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This afternoon at SXSW in Austin, Texas, Twitter CEO Evan Williams is expected to end months of speculation by revealing his company’s plans for an advertising platform.Williams — whose company pulled in an estimated $25 million revenue last year through search partnerships with Google and Microsoft — will be...
Twitter CEO Evan Williams Speaks at SXSW [LIVE COVERAGE]

The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part One

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The State and Future of Twitter was revealed to the world at the Chirp Conference. Developers, futurists, reporters, investors, stakeholders, and businesses convened at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, making the journey from all over the world to witness history in the making. My experience at...
The State and Future of Twitter 2010: Part One

Twitter Will Have An Official Android App

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At Twitter’s Chirp conference today, Evan Williams announced that the microblogging network would be launching an Android app. It’s unclear whether Twitter will acquire an existing app (like it just did with Tweetie), if the company will partner with a developer or mobile device maker (as it did with RIM...
Twitter Will Have An Official Android App

Dorsey on Reduced Role at Twitter: Move On, Nothing to See Here!

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Today on Tumblr, Twitter inventor Jack Dorsey clarified a story in the New York Times that seemed to imply that he had been sidelined from a more active recent role at the company. Among the issues raised by the piece, which was in a longer profile of CEO Dick...
Dorsey on Reduced Role at Twitter: Move On, Nothing to See Here!
Twitter loses 2 heavy hitters: Platform director Ryan Sarver & TweetDeck founder Iain Dodsworth

Twitter founders launch a blogging platform, Kevin Rose blogs about peeing

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We may have spoken too soon about Kevin Rose reaching a certain level of maturity*. On Medium, the latest product from Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams, Rose has broken the seal** with an inaugural post about peeing. Peeing with Al Gore, but still — peeing. Medium is...
Twitter founders launch a blogging platform, Kevin Rose blogs about peeing

Twitter co-founder says tweet views are more valuable than follower count

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In a panel held at Buzzfeed’s headquarters, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams shared his view about how the follower count might not be all that important after all. As the social network sees more accounts attempt to buy their Twitter influence, Williams says that it’s possible the social network service might move...
Twitter co-founder says tweet views are more valuable than follower count

Twitter Co-founders Seek to Shake up Web Publishing With Medium

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Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, who were also leaders at Blogger, have unveiled a preview of Medium, which they describe as a new Web publishing......
Twitter Co-founders Seek to Shake up Web Publishing With Medium

Balancing a startup and kids? Twitter co-founders suggest calendars, not bars

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Twitter’s co-founders had some advice for startup founders Thursday: If you have kids, you’ll have to do things a little differently. “I don’t go to bars anymore,” said Evan Williams, one of the Twitter co-founders now working on the publishing platform Medium. Williams and fellow Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for...
Balancing a startup and kids? Twitter co-founders suggest calendars, not bars
Lift simplifies self-improvement, launches habit-tracking app for iPhone

Twitter Launching “Points of Interest” to Tie Tweets to Places

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Earlier this year we predicted that Twitter would use geotagging to identify physical places via Twitter, and today Evan Williams announced at the Chirp conference that the company is doing just that with its new Points of Interest feature.The feature doesn’t appear to be live yet, but soon users...
Twitter Launching “Points of Interest” to Tie Tweets to Places

Obvious Co. partner Lift releasing iPhone app to ‘achieve any goal’

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The Obvious Co.-backed company Lift has announced plans to launch an iPhone app that is a ‘simple, positive way to achieve any goal. The app, which is designed to help people achieve ‘any goal’ will be released in August. Back in August of last year Obvious Co. partners Biz Stone, Evan...
Obvious Co. partner Lift releasing iPhone app to ‘achieve any goal’
The revolutionary new Branch, the anti-Twitter from Twitter is ... an online forum

The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great -- now, where do you put it?

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Not that long ago, if you decided to write something — an essay, perhaps, or a piece of fiction — your choices on what to do with it were fairly limited. If you knew someone at a specific publication, you could try to convince them to run it, or you...
The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great -- now, where do you put it?
Announcing RoadMap 2012: Speakers include Evan Williams, CEOs of Tumblr, Instagram

10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Small Biz Branding, Olympic Design, And More

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Infographics without Excel, a finger-sized newspaper printer, and the new Pinterest from the creators of Twitter. Check out these stories and more in this week's top 10. 1. Infographics Become Easy As Pie, With This Disruptive Font Co.Design Cool graphs and graphics without the hassle of Excel. 2. 10...
10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week: Small Biz Branding, Olympic Design, And More
Executive shakeup at Twitter gives COO spot to CFO Ali Rowghani

Why This VC Invested $7.5 Million Into Caterina Fake's Pinwheel

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Redpoint founding partner Geoff Yang invested $7.5 million into Caterina Fake's new startup, Pinwheel. Fake was the cofounder of Flickr and Hunch, and announced Pinwheel last week. Yang said Redpoint is interested in the convergence of mobile, social, and local, so Fake's startup, which lets you leave virtual notes around the...
Why This VC Invested $7.5 Million Into Caterina Fake's Pinwheel

Jelly, Biz Stone's Startup, Raises a Round (With a Little Help From Friends)

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Jelly, the stealthy startup founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced Thursday that the company just closed its Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by Spark Capital, and Bijan Sabet — an early Twitter investor — will join Jelly’s board. Other noteworthy investors include Jack Dorsey,...
Jelly, Biz Stone's Startup, Raises a Round (With a Little Help From Friends)

Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

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Depending on how you define it, blogging is about 15 years old now, and many believe that it has either been killed off by social networks such as Twitter and Facebook or forced to go upscale like The Huffington Post. But there are those who are trying to reinvent the...
Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging -- but who's going to pay for it?

Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do

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There's a school of thought that says entrepreneurs learn best from their own mistakes. That they must fail - and fail and fail - before they succeed. Noam Wasserman comes from a different school of thought (Harvard Business School), and he suggests that entrepreneurs instead learn from the mistakes...
Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do

OldTweets Reveals Twitter Founders' First Tweets, And Yours Too. (Wow, They Were Boring!)

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This week, Kellan Elliott-McCrea launched a new Twitter search engine called “oldtweets” to a bit of buzz. As the name implies, this tool finally lets you pull up tweets from Twitter’s early days, specifically its first year up-and-running. That means tweet IDs 1 to 20,000,000, to be exact, which occurred during parts of 2006 and...
OldTweets Reveals Twitter Founders' First Tweets, And Yours Too. (Wow, They Were Boring!)

Evan Williams, Marissa Mayer, Steven Chen Named World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders 2010

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Every year year the World Economic Forum names its Young Global Leaders, a list of up-and-comers from the worlds of business, politics, culture, and non-profits. Last year’s list included YouTube founder Chad Hurley,, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Digg founder Kevin Rose, and Skype CEO Josh Silverman. Today, the World...
Evan Williams, Marissa Mayer, Steven Chen Named World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders 2010

Announcing RISD President John Maeda to speak at RoadMap

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We’re super excited to announce that the President of the Rhode Island School of Design, John Maeda, will be giving a talk on the future of design, leadership and connected culture at our RoadMap event taking place on November 5th in San Francisco. RoadMap is a day long event that...
Announcing RISD President John Maeda to speak at RoadMap

Twitter's Evan Williams announces @Anywhere feature at SXSW

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Twitter's Evan Williams announces @Anywhere feature at SXSW

Medium wants people to eat their "information vegetables"

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The Obvious Corporation CEO and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams says his new project is about creating content that focuses on quality over speed. [Read more]...
Medium wants people to eat their "information vegetables"

Details: Twitter’s Impending Ad Platform

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The guessing game surrounding Twitter’s imminent launch of an ad platform just got a little bit more focused. The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital blog reports that Twitter’s ad plan is tied to Twitter search (and third-parties that use the API), uses Twitter’s 140 character limit, and includes...
Details: Twitter’s Impending Ad Platform
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