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Evan Williams

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  • Twitter shares soar 73% in IPO

    NEW YORK — In a mere instant — or about the time it takes to send a 140-character message — Twitter became one of the Internet's most valuable properties, capping a dizzying seven-year rise from scrappy start-up to a major publicly...
  • Twitter owes me $1. I'll take it now.

    Twitter owes me $1. I'll take it now.
    True confession: I sometimes (OK, fine, often) waste a lot of time on dumb stuff. ¬†Which probably explains my interest in Twitter. You undoubtedly heard that Twitter had its IPO (that’s initial public offering for non-business-school types)...
  • Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life

    Substitute-meat makers' art imitates life
    Ethan Brown held up one of his ready-to-eat vegetarian chicken strips and peeled off stringy strands that mimicked the moist meat of the real thing. "That's the beauty. That's absolutely everything," said Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, admiring the...
  • Half of Twitter's board members rarely tweet

    Twitter made headlines Thursday by appointing its first female board member, Marjorie Scardino. But it turns out the former Pearson chief executive had never sent a tweet prior to joining the company. Scardino's first tweet came after the @Twitter...
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  • Exciting future unfolds for Laguna Beach boys' soccer

    Optimism abounds in the Laguna Beach High boys' soccer program which launches its 2012-13 season Friday . Dan Richards starts his third year as head coach, and sixth overall at the school, with 10 returning players from a team that last year won a wild-...
  • Twitter gets 6-year payroll-tax break from San Francisco Board of Supervisors

     
    Twitter is getting a tax break that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors hopes will keep the social media company and other growing tech firms in the city for years to come. In an 8 to 3 vote, the supervisors approved an ordinance on Tuesday to give...
  • Blippy to shut down its social network for sharing credit card purchases online

     
    Blippy's experiment of broadcasting credit card and online purchases across social networks is coming to an end, according to a report. The Palo Alto-based company, which was backed by the likes of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams and at one time valued...
  • Justin Timberlake to play 'major role' in Myspace reboot

     
    Justin Timberlake is looking once again to a social network for a career hit and this time its MySpace. Last year, the pop-singer won critical accalim for his portrayal of Sean Parker, one of Facebook's early leaders and a co-founder of the former file-...
  • Jeffrey Jordan, Opentable's ex-CEO, joins Andreessen Horowitz, invests in LikeALittle flirting app

     
    Jeffery Jordan -- who has in the past ran Opentable, PayPal and eBay -- is joining Sillicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as a general partner. Jordan stepped aside as Opentable's chief executive in May, after leading the online...
  • President Obama to join Twitter's Jack Dorsey in White House town hall

     
    President Obama will join Jack Dorsey in the White House's first Twitter Town Hall...