Jelly is a startup that was founded by Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter. The company is still in stealth mode and we have no idea what the company does. Jelly has raised a Series A round of funding led by Spark Capital, SV Angel, Square CEO Jack Dorsey, LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, Bono, Evan Williams, Jason Goldman, Al Gore, Greg Yaitanes, and Roya Mahboob. Spark Capital general partner Bijan Sabet has joined the Jelly board of directors as part of the funding.
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Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is going to be launching a new mobile startup company called Jelly according to AllThingsD. Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams stepped down from their day-to-day roles at Twitter in June 2011. The two relaunched Twitter’s parent company, Obvious, with Twitter’s product boss Josh Goldman.
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Twitter has announced that it has been seven years since Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet (embedded below). Twitter also posted a video that highlights real world events where Twitter played a major role like the plane landing on the Hudson River, protests in Egypt, the Japanese tsunami, the first tweet from outer space, and President Obama getting the most retweets during his re-election.
just setting up my twttr
— Jack Dorsey (@jack) March 21, 2006
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has given Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone a patent for Twitter. The patent lists Dorsey and Stone as inventors of the “device independent message distribution platform.” The patent request was filed in 2007. The patent essentially will allow Twitter a strong litigation defense against companies that they believe are infringing on their service.
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams were recently on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt event. They were there to talk about their new publishing platform company called Medium. The two are working with Hunter Walk on this project. When on stage, Evan Williams noted that Obvious will not work on an API right away. He said that an API needs to have a purpose and developers have to be really conscious what they want to do with an API. “We didn’t have that all figured out with Twitter,” said Williams. Notable Twitter has been criticized recently for allow developers to have access to their API and they restricting it and even cut some companies off. Williams stepped down as Twitter CEO in 2011 and spent a lot of time skiing. Now he is running Obvious Corp. full time with Stone.
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams have announced a new project from Obvious. The new company is called Medium.com. Medium has content that is placed in a fluid design similar to Pinterest. The content collections can either be displayed privately similar to a blog or can be collected as contributions from other members. The collections can be sorted by rating and the layout changes dynamically depending on the size of your browser window. Medium is currently in closed beta. Only a small group of users are able to post on Medium, but anybody can sign up through Twitter and rate posts. You can view some of the collections here.
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is going to publish a book in April 2014 called “Things A Little Bird Told Me.” The book will be about Stone’s experience at working for Google, co-founding Twitter, and his work at The Obvious Corporation. “I’ve found that my experiences resonate with a very wide array of individuals at different stages in their lives. I’m excited to create a physical artifact to share the lessons I’ve learned,” said Stone. The book will be published by Grand Central Publishing.
Stop Online Piracy Act is a bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives in October 2011 by Lamar Smith (R-TX). This Act would allow the Department of Justice and copyright holders to seek court orders against websites accused of copyright infringement that would prevent online ad networks and payment facilitators from doing business with those websites. Opponents in this bill believe that this is Internet censorship. Google co-founder Sergey Brin, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, and Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang oppose the bill. Their letter will appear as a paid ad in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other newspapers.
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