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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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Social Media Startup LeadSift Raises $500,000 To Help Businesses Use Twitter Data

Remember how we shared what a bust Twitter was for businesses’ Black Friday sales?

Canada-based startup LeadSift wants to be able to combat those low figures by finding people who are tweeting about products or services, and connecting them to businesses that want to market to them.

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How Codecademy Used Twitter To Score 200,000 Users

You may have noticed a certain hashtag this past New Year’s: #codeyear. The hashtag spread across the Twittersphere as users pledged to make 2012 the year they would learn HTML code.

The company behind the push was Codecademy. Within just a few days after the site’s launch in August 2011, over 200,000 users had already started an easy HTML lesson with the site. And thanks to the viral marketing push on Twitter, co-founder Zach Sims thinks there’s a good chance this could be the year everyone learns to program together.

“We were lucky enough that our users got the word out for us,” he said in a mediabistro interview. “They were the ones that put it on Facebook and Twitter; they were the ones who shared it with other people. We never did any advertising or anything; it was all user-driven.”

Read the full interview to get Sims’ four tips on how to make a successful app.

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Former Sun CEO Uses Twitter – And Only Twitter – To Launch Startup

Somebody really loves Twitter. The former co-founder and CEO of Sun Microsystems, Scott McNealy, is using only Twitter to spread the word (or at least, the tweet) about his latest, mysterious, startup WayIn.
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Why You Can’t Wait Another Day to Launch Your Twitter Startup

2011 is going to be the year of Twitter startups: if you’ve been playing with an idea for one, now’s the time to get the ball rolling. Today marked a huge acquisition of a small Twitter startup that could signal good things to come for early Twitter-based startups, and getting in on these trends now can be the difference between a $10 million acquisition or a flop.
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