Medium gets a bit more Twitter-like, and a bit more blog-like

Medium has been known primarily for its long-form, magazine-style pieces — but founder Evan Williams says it wants to be a home for shorter posts as well, so it has launched several new features that make it more Twitter-like and more blog-like

Medium wants to become large, raises $25M financing round

Medium, the online-content startup that wants to be part digital magazine and part one-size-fits-all publishing platform, has closed a financing round of $25 million, according to a report at Re/code. Investors in the company, which was founded by former Twitter CEO Evan Williams, include Google Ventures, Betaworks, Ron Conway and Chris Sacca. The report also notes that Williams’ co-founders at Medium — former Twitter colleagues Biz Stone and Josh Elman — have moved on from the company and are working on their own new ventures.

To live and die in public: That’s Twitter

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!