Marketing efforts disguised as community content are par for the course once a platform has been established, but poisonous when it’s not had a chance to take off yet.
Twitter is making its debut on the public markets and with that the fortunes of its founders, employees and many of its investors will change. As it crosses into adulthood, Twitter and its new owners need to remember this one thing — Twitter is us!
Jelly has raised a Series A round to continue hiring and prototyping the mysterious mobile product from ex-Twitter executives. Still no word on what the company’s working on.
Evan Williams sees Medium, the blogging platform that he and Biz Stone launched last year, as a modern-day magazine. While Medium will eventually open to everyone, Williams said he wants the site to be “a great place for professional writers.”
Jelly, the still stealthy new company from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has nabbed a top Twitter engineer as its new CTO.
Ev Williams’ content creation platform Medium has made its first acquisition: Matter, the Kickstarter-backed science and technology journalism startup cofounded by former GigaOM reporter Bobbie Johnson last year.
Obvious, the company that came from Twitter co-founders and launched companies like Blogger and Twitter, is back in full force. The founders explained that the biggest venture, Medium, will now be operating independently.
If you’re successful enough to start companies like Twitter and Blogger and you move on to something new, it’s fair to say people will be watching the new venture. This time, Biz Stone is hinting at his latest project called Jelly.
Just when many people seemed to think it was dead, new ventures like Svbtle and Medium are trying to reinvent blogging by adding curation and other elements. How they plan to monetize their content, however, remains a mystery.
An unlikely startup accelerator has cropped up in San Francisco Monday, aimed at tackling the big problems in journalism and media from a Silicon Valley perspective, where entrepreneurs aim to change how people consume information and aren’t afraid to fail.