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Biz Stone

Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone (born March 10, 1974) is a co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, ... More »Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone (born March 10, 1974) is a co-founder and Creative Director of Twitter, Inc and also helped to create and launch Xanga, Blogger, Odeo, and The Obvious Corporation, founded in June 2011 with his long time collaborators Evan Williams and Jason Goldman to focus on building systems that help people work together to improve the world. Stone currently serves as Chief Creative Officer at Obvious. Stone has published two books about blogging, Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content (New Riders, 2002) and Who Let The Blogs Out? (St Martins, 2004). In addition to his long running personal blog, Stone has published an op-ed piece in The The Atlantic. . Stone, along with Evan Williams, was named 2009 Nerd of the Year by GQ magazine, one of the Most Influential People in The World by TIME, Entrepreneur of the Decade by Inc. Magazine, and one of Vanity Fair (magazine)'s Top Ten Most Influential People of the Information Age. Stone was honored with the... [ Wikipedia ]

BBC News Can Twitter co-founder Stone repeat success with Jelly?

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone thinks so and has launched a new app called Jelly which he hopes will encourage people to help each other out. But with Reddit, Yahoo Answers and Quora offering similar services, LJ Rich takes a closer look at Jelly to see if it can break the question and ...

Biz Stone: Mega-wealth 'amplifies who you are'

Biz Stone: Everything since I founded Twitter eight years ago. There was no iPhone. Smartphones were the Palm, with a stylus and everything. That was the smartphone. Nobody had those. A few of us did. So everything changed. It’s amazing to think only so long ago, 2007, when the first ...

When Twitter first met Facebook

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on why he turned down Facebook's $500M offer and why entrepreneurs aren't heroes. Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer LIBOR Warning: Neither BBA Enterprises Limited, nor the ...

Quora Wants To Stay Independent, Raises $80M Series C From Tiger Global At ~$900M Valuation

And Quora will invest in its infrastructure including growing the team beyond its current headcount of 70, strengthening spam preventing, improving its relevancy filtered home feed, and buying servers Now it just has to fend off a new crop of mobile-focused Q&A sites including Biz ...

Twitter Cofounders and CEO Have No Plans to Sell Shares

Twitter Chairman and co-founder Jack Dorsey, co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams and, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo pose for a group photo after their company's IPO began trading, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Twitter's stock shot up by more than 3% ...

Report: 44% of Registered Twitter Users Have Never Tweeted

When the talk show host discussed Twitter with Biz Stone and Ev Williams, she brought mainstream attention to a rather geek-centric web app. Twitter adoption spiked as a consequence. The first live and real-time tweet from space came from the International Space Station in early 2010. ...

This Week's Nutrition News Feed Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

Though the faux meat market is still small, it’s getting a lot of attention from investors and influential consumers with environmental, animal welfare, and personal wellness concerns (Bill Gates and Twitter’s Biz Stone and Evan Williams are involved). This, in turn, has given rise to ...

Bicoastal VCs Jeremy Levine And Bijan Sabet Compare Investing In NYC Vs. Silicon Valley

He’s now backing Twitter cofounder Biz Stone in his new app, Jelly, on which he preaches patience after the app hasn’t seen explosive growth right away. “Jelly signed up more users in its first 30 days than Twitter did in the first year, these things take time,” Sabet tells Forbes. “It’s ...

Ball State, ex-classmates share Letterman tales

" Letterman has participated in the series, hosting Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Rachel Maddow of the MSNBC prime-time hit "The Rachel Maddow Show" and most notably Oprah Winfrey. Letterman moderated a 90-minute discussion with the famous philanthropist, businesswoman, talk show host ...

Highlights from VentureBeat's Mobile Summit 2014: From ad tech to social giants

This week, everyone from Twitter cofounder Biz Stone to Facebook marketing head Jane Schachtel took the stage in edenesque Sausalito, CA to discuss the future of mobile. Here are the highlights: In a war of words, ads, & installs, Appia fires back at Supercell — Read it This year’s ...

Stop Being a Jack-of-All-Trades. Join the Billion Dollar Unicorn Club

Ev Williams, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone (all artist-entrepreneurs) brought in Dick Costello to be chief operating officer, a manager type who is now CEO at Twitter. And Reid Hoffman (entrepreneur) brought in Jeff Weiner (a manager) to LinkedIn. It should be fairly easy for you to answer ...

Congruent Exhibited at Microsoft Convergence 2014

And business leaders like Biz Stone(co-founder of Twitter Inc. and CEO of Jelly) and Arianna Huffington(president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group) spoke on exploring ways to achieve more, deepen our connections, and create more meaningful experiences with ...

Good Friday special: Tech's most painful crucifixions

When Twitter co-founder Biz Stone unveiled his much-awaited new project, everyone was excited about what it would be. Would the project be a new social network, or some kind of distributed hive mind? No, it was Jelly – a " new kind of search engine " for Android and iOS. "Say you're ...

Twitter founders, CEO to keep shares after 'lockup'

(L-R) Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone applaud while celebrating the company's IPO on November 7, 2013 in New York City (AFP Photo/Andrew Burton) New York (AFP) - Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey ...

From Trustev to Boxfish: Ten Irish start-ups raising big money

Initially backed by former Twitter founder Biz Stone, this online business communications software company founded in 2011 by four Irishmen bagged €17m in January from Bessemer Venture Partners, which previously invested in well-known web firms including LinkedIn, Skype and Pinterest. ...

Can Stephen Colbert Play It Straight in Succeeding David Letterman?

Amid an ensuing campaign to have his show taken off the air, Mr. Colbert plowed right back in, bringing Twitter co-founder Biz Stone on his show to blow up the offending Twitter account. Mr. Colbert also has a history of satirizing some of the sponsors of his show. In 2012, Mr. Colbert ...

Biz Stone: Mega-wealth ‘amplifies who you are'

Sausalito : CA : USA | Apr 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM PDT These days, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone is focused on his new startup, Jelly Industries. Jelly describes itself on its website as a loose network of nerves that act as a brain,' similar to the way we envision loosely distributed ...

Connecting the Dots A Vital and Neglected Capability | Shani Harmon

Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone connected a concept from vehicle dispatch (cars and bikes must constantly communicate where they are and what they're up to), with the popularity of LiveJournal (people sharing their personal narrative with others who are ...

Clever Girls Collective Honored to Be Awarded Three Prestigious Shorty Awards

... Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Gaffigan, Amanda Palmer, Conan O'Brien, Cory Booker, Sesame Street's Grover, Ted Leo, Shaquille O'Neal, Stephen Fry, Suze Orman, Rachel Maddow, William Shatner, Carrie Keagan, Chris Hardwick, David Karp, Biz Stone, Coco Rocha, George Takei, Jimmy Kimmel and Felicia Day...

Facebook’s still a buy; Twitter’s still a sell

In fact, I interviewed Biz Stone on my show days after he wrote that post and told him the same thing. Twitter was just half Facebook’s age at the time, as Facebook was founded in July 2004 and Twitter in December 2006. Well, fast forward to today and Facebook’s valuation is up 10-fold ...

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