Twitter Founders: From "Stupid" Idea to Possible IPO

It all started with a “stupid” idea and a message about pinot noir.

Two of the founders of Twitter Inc., Evan Williams and Biz Stone, talked about how the micro-blogging service began, the challenges it faced and an eventual potential IPO, at Startup School, an event organized by Y Combinator held at the University of California-Berkeley on Saturday.

In 2006, Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone had an assignment at podcasting start-up Odeo, along with everyone else at the company, to build something new over two weeks.

Dorsey drew up a simple sketch of a text-entry box with the word “Status” above it and the domain name,

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