"I felt betrayed by my friends, by my company."
New York Times reporter Nick Bilton has a book coming out on Twitter. It’s excerpted today at the Times, and if there’s one thing that comes through loud and clear in the book, it’s that the company was an operational mess during its early years. This isn’t unusual with tech […]
A smart business move gave him a lot of ownership early on.
Evan Williams says that you should try to solve one thing at a time.
[credit provider=”Joi, flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/2118601809/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] For entrepreneurs, it’s not always easy to know if and when they should sell their company.But it’s “one of the biggest questions you can be posed as an entrepreneur,” Twitter co-founder Ev Williams recently wrote on Medium.
[credit provider=”Kate Lee/Medium” url=”https://medium.com/about/4459985d253a”] A few months ago, Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams created Obvious Corporation and launched a new blogging platform called Medium.Medium is currently in closed beta, but eventually it will let anyone who feels compelled share a story on the network. Only the best stories […]
[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is not a company founder, and that presents a challenge.People at tech companies naturally look to founders for direction, he observed at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored conference in San Francisco Thursday morning. At Twitter, two cofounders, Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey, […]
Twitter’s investors fired cofounders Jack Dorsey and Ev Williams as CEO in a messy, unfair fashion, according to Chris Sacca, an early advisor and investor who now runs a fund devoted to private trades of Twitter shares.
[credit provider=”Owen Thomas, Business Insider”] Twitter cofounder Ev Williams could easily have kicked back after his ouster as CEO in 2010.Aside from his Twitter holdings, he made plenty when he sold his first startup, Blogger, to Google in 2003.
[credit provider=”Joi Ito via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4578501405/”] Evan Williams just can’t quit the online publishing business.First he founded Blogger, which he sold to Google. Then he cofounded Twitter with Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey.
[credit provider=”medium.com”] Evan Williams and Biz Stone are looking to change the way we think of online publishing yet again.
[credit provider=”SocketSite” url=”http://socketsite.com/”] Twitter cofounder Ev Williams and his wife, Sara Morishige Williams, have been revealed as the buyers of a century-old Arts and Crafts-style house in Parnassus Heights, one of San Francisco’s more desirable neighborhoods.SocketSite, a local real-estate site, reports that the property was purchased for $2.9 million in […]
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[credit provider=”Scott Beale” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/3186113657/”] Just last week, Twitter cofounders Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey had dinner together—and exchanged friendly tweets about the menu at Aziza, a Moroccan restaurant in San Francisco.If there ever was a time when you should care about someone tweeting what they had for dinner, this is it.
[credit provider=”Bloomerg Television” url=”http://www.bloomberg.com/video/88375668/”] Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners says he passed up on investing in Twitter because of “irreconcilable differences on philosophy” with the company’s management.He has been on Bloomberg TV all morning, mostly yakking about how he thinks HTML5 is a big deal for tech companies in the […]
Branch, a startup created by Princeton dropout Josh Miller, has raised a big seed round of financing from SV Angel and others.
[credit provider=”Romeo66 via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/romeo66/2431660788/”] Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, Betaworks founder John Borthwick, Slide founder Max Levchin, MySpace founder Michael Jones and Mozilla Corp CEO John Lilly are having a conversation right now.They’re hanging out on a new startup, Branch, a group blogging platform for thought leaders.
Josh Miller left Princeton before his senior year to start a group blogging site, Roundtable.
Several years ago, MC Hammer discovered Twitter and called Ron Conway, who was a very early investor in the company.
What would you do if you were a founder of Twitter who recently left the company to launch another startup?
[credit provider=”Ev Williams” url=”http://twitter.com/#!/ev”] Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone have announced the first project out of their incubator/investment vehicle Obvious Corp, and it’s called “Lift.”Right now the details are scant. It’s “an interesting new application for unlocking human potential through positive reinforcement.”
[credit provider=”AP”] This week, Fortune highlights “trouble” at Twitter.The story touches on Twitter’s lack of revenues, its management discord, its relatively small user-base, and its refusal to accept huge multi-billion dollar offers from the likes of Google and Facebook.
[credit provider=”Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/womentech/4111819761/”] How would you feel if a company you sold for $5 million less than five years ago was now reportedly fetching offers as high as $10 billion?That’s almost exactly what’s happening to the dozen or so original owners of Twitter.
[credit provider=”Ev Williams” url=”http://twitter.com/#!/ev”] Earlier today, we published a story about Noah Glass, the Twitter cofounder you’ve never heard of because he was pushed out for murky reasons.The guy who did the pushing, former Twitter CEO and cofounder Ev Williams – whom we were unable to reach for the story […]
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Noah Glass is the Twitter cofounder you’ve never heard of.
[credit provider=”(cc) Kenneth Yeung” url=”http://www.snapfoc.us/”] Ev Williams, the Twitter cofounder who stepped down as CEO last fall to make way for Dick Costolo, has more or less checked out completely to work on a new startup idea.Williams confirmed the change in a blog post this afternoon. He will stay on […]
Twitter’s cofounder and its first CEO, chairman Jack Dorsey, just tweeted that he is “thrilled to get back to work at @Twitter leading product as Executive Chairman.”
The Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Ev Williams and Biz Stone will get profiled on Bloomberg TV’s “Game Changers”, which is going to air tomorrow night.
[credit provider=”Ev Williams” url=”http://twitter.com/#!/ev”] Back in September 2010, when Dick Costolo replaced cofounder Ev Williams as Twitter CEO, the company successfully seeded a narrative in the press.The story went that Williams demoted himself from running the company because he wanted to focus on product and let Costolo figure out how […]
[credit provider=”Joi Ito via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4578501405/”] Someone tried to buy Twitter right after co-founder Evan Williams took over the CEO job from co-founder Jack Dorsey in late 2008, Twitter board member Fred Wilson notes in a blog post about leadership traits. (We understand this was the Facebook acquisition offer.)But Williams […]
After Twitter‘s long-time product boss Jason Goldman announced yesterday that he was leaving the company — with no next job lined up, at least not publicly — we wondered what was going on.
[credit provider=”Joi Ito via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4578501405/”] I had the pleasure of watching John Battelle interview Evan Williams to wrap the Web2 conference yesterday. John’s a great interviewer and it was a memorable talk. But the thing that stayed with me through the night and was on my mind as I […]
Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, who stepped down from the CEO position in October, closed the Web 2.0 Summit this evening, taking the stage with cohost John Battelle.So is he happy that he stepped down as CEO? He said so, as it’s allowed him to participate in the Twitter redesign. More […]
The New York Times published a long profile of Twitter’s former CEO Evan Williams/Twitter this weekend titled, “Why Evan Wiliams of Twitter Demoted Himself.”
[credit provider=”Scott Beale” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/laughingsquid/3186113657/”] Twitter’s creator Jack Dorsey may own just a tiny piece of the company, according to an account on Quora from the first employee of Odeo, the company that led to Twitter.Odeo was a failed startup that was working on syndicating podcasts. At Odeo, Jack Dorsey came […]
Twitter‘s new CEO Dick Costolo is a former stand-up comedian. He continues to be a part-time actor. Check out his scene playing the part of a confused priest four minutes into this short film:
Twitter CEO Evan Williams stepped down today, with COO Dick Costolo taking over as Twitter’s chief executive.
Bad news for Google: If it was at all interested in buying Twitter, the price just went up.
Twitter has a new CEO. Again.
A LOT of people were expecting Twitter CEO Evan Williams to reveal Twitter’s highly anticipated revenue model during a conference keynote yesterday. He did not.
Twitter CEO Ev Williams was in a pickle!
Not content with creating a world dominating messaging platform, Twitter is already diversifying its business.
Our warmest to Twitter CEO Ev Williams and wife Sara Morishige on the birth of a “perfect,” 8-pound boy! For you, we’re keeping this <140.
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