Biz Stone


Stone helped found things besides Twitter: Xanga, Blogger and Odeo. He worked for Google with Blogger. He once won a debate at Oxford Union.

Posts With Biz Stone

Some of Our Fave D Conference Videos Before AllThingsD Signs Off in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Tech and media bigs on the red-hot seat.

In “Hatching Twitter,” a Billion-Dollar Company That Almost Wasn’t

The roots of the microblogging service are exposed in a new expository tale from New York Times columnist Nick Bilton.

Meet Blogger Mobile: Biz Stone’s Idea for Twitter Before It Was Twitter

Sometimes a good idea takes years to percolate.

NYT Reporter’s Upcoming Twitter Book Hints at a Founding Tale of Palace Intrigue

A tech tale that can’t be told in 140 characters or less.

Biz Stone to Facebook: Go Freemium

From one social network founder to another.

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Jelly, Biz Stone’s Startup, Raises a Round (With a Little Help From Friends)

Jelly, the stealthy startup founded by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, announced Thursday that the company just closed its Series A round of venture capital. The round was led by Spark Capital; Bijan Sabet — an early Twitter investor — will join Jelly’s board. Other noteworthy investors include Jack Dorsey, U2’s Bono, Reid Hoffman, Steven Johnson, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman, Roya Mahboob, Greg Yaitanes and former vice president Al Gore.

Twitter Music Chief to Depart for Jelly, Biz Stone’s New Startup

Cue exit music.

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Biz Stone Loosens the Lid on Jelly

Acknowledging that “news of Jelly emerged unexpectedly early,” Twitter co-founder Biz Stone today confirmed the existence of his new startup, but left the description of its product vague: A free, mobile-first, “we”-oriented tool to help people do good. And “it won’t be ready for a while.”

Social Movement Site Neighborland Gets a New Look

A grassroots-like startup aims to better communication between community members, and to make cities better as a result.