For IVP, Twitter investment came from the gut, and quickly

October 20, 2011

 

In late 2008, Institutional Venture Partners general partner Todd Chaffee had never heard of Twitter. Two months later, it was one of the company’s biggest backers.

Twitter’s Costolo: not quite footloose and fancy free

May 19, 2010

You’d think fast-racing Twitter would keep one eye firmly fixed on the rearview and side mirrors.

For Sale: The House of Twitter

July 20, 2009

Movie star homes are big in LA.

In the San Francisco Bay Area though, the celebrity real estate scene is all about Internet bigwigs.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s expected underwear

July 16, 2009

Even at a difficult moment, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone managed to be witty.

It fell to Stone to write about the hacker who broke in to the company’s computers and stole sensitive business information. His blog on the matter — the official statement from Twitter — was dubbed “Twitter, even more open than we wanted.”

Tech execs, where would you put a million dollars?

May 22, 2009

Most top technology executives are used to juggling businesses worth hundred of millions of dollars, yen or euros. But this week at the Reuters Technology Summit, we asked: if we gave you $1 million to invest anywhere — but not in your own company — where would you spend it?

It’s not easy being Biz

May 18, 2009

In the adrenalin-fueled world of Internet start-ups, where “Biz” is usually followed by “Dev,” where did Twitter co-founder Biz Stone get his nickname?

Counting Twitter users with Wolfram Alpha

May 18, 2009

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone told the Reuters Global Technology Summit on Monday that unless Twitter’s growth rate slowed, by the end of the year its user base would exceed the population of Planet Earth.

Google’s Schmidt: Twitter is poor man’s email

March 3, 2009

Google CEO Eric Schmidt thinks Twitter’s success is wonderful, but he’s not particularly impressed with the product’s usefulness.***

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In fact, Schmidt deems Twitter and products of its ilk “poor man’s email systems,’ as he told the crowd at the Morgan Stanley Technology conference in San Francisco on Tuesday.