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Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter Rejected $500 Million Facebook Buyout, Says Founder

Twitter turned down a $500 million buyout offer from Facebook several years ago, co-founder Biz Stone has revealed to Sky News.

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Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Calls For A Freemium Facebook Model

Over the weekend, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone made news for something other than his mystery startup Jelly.

Biz wrote a post on Medium expounding an idea for Facebook that could net his one-time competitor $1 billion/month in revenue.

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Twitter Co-founder Raises Money For His Mysterious Gelatinous Company

Today we give thanks for the Twitter co-founders penchant for interesting names. We have, of course, the Obvious Corp (which is anything but) and Square (that cool “pay using my smartphone” device), the new blogging platform Medium – and now, bestest of all – Jelly.

Beyond wondering if they’ve employed someone solely to come up with these names, this latest mushy gushy creation of Biz Stone that has left people wondering: “What the Jelly?”

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What The Jelly? Twitter’s Music Chief Departs For Co-founder’s Mystery Startup

Tech companies love to poach employees from each other. Twitter steals employees from Google with such frequency, one would think they had someone on the inside sourcing candidates!

So we guess Twitter doesn’t view it as too much of a big deal to lose it’s “music VP” to one of the Twitter co-founders, Biz Stone’s, new startup, Jelly. But this is the third person’s he’s brought on from the Twitters – will there be more?

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Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Launching A Mobile Startup, “Jelly”

This just in, from AllThingsD: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is close to launching a new startup called Jelly.

Here’s what we know about it right now.

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Highlights From Charlie Rose’s Conversation With Twitter’s Biz Stone And Ev Williams

Earlier this year, two of Twitter’s cofounders, Ev Williams and Biz Stone, joined Charlie Rose on his PBS late-night interview hour for a “conversation about conversation.”

The two Twitter titans had a lot of interesting things to say – so we thought it was worth sharing some choice tidbits with you, below.

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Classic YouTube Clip: “Twttr 101″ Starring Biz Stone [VIDEO]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has starred in his share of legit YouTube videos, including this 2010 interview with Wolf Blitzer’s The Situation Room, which consisted of 140-character questions, and the more recent teaser of Stone’s upcoming short film with Ron Howard.

But this cinematic gem starring Biz Stone we’re going to share with you below really takes the cake.

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Behind-The-Scenes Look At Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone’s Film With Ron Howard

As we shared with you back in August, Biz Stone, who co-founded Twitter alongside Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, is one of five celebrities who are teaming up with Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard to each make a short film as part of the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival.

The “10” in “Imaginat10n” represents ten storytelling elements and ten films that will ultimately be produced, each from ten photos that were submitted by random users and voted on last fall by Canon, Ron Howard and the community.

In anticipation of the films’ release at the Canon Project Imaginat10n Film Festival this fall, Fast Company’s Co.Create talked to Biz Stone about the film-making process, and how it’s similar to and different from building a start-up.

Below, highlights from the chat plus a look at the 10 photos that inspired Biz’s film.

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Twitter Co-Founders Talk API, Obvious Corp And Medium At TechCrunch Disrupt

Biz Stone and Evan Williams were on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to talk about their new publishing platform, Medium and, of course, their cleverly named company Obvious Corp (obviously).

And they also talked Twitter for a bit. They discussed their lack of a business model for a good stretch of time, and they also touched on THE topic among Twitter developers: Twitter’s API.

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Twitter Co-founders Back Fake Meat Company

The guys from Obvious Corp (aka Twitter co-founders, Biz Stone and Evan Williams) are backing an interesting venture: fake meat.

It looks like meat, it smells like meat, heck it even qualifies as a solid source of protein, but it isn’t meat! And it also isn’t soylent green, so push that 1970′s movie out of your mind.

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