Biz Stone, one of Twitter's three co-founders, is planning to launch another startup soon called Jelly, according to a new report. Kara Swisher at AllThingsD reports hearing from multiple people that Stone has hired nearly half-a-dozen employees to work on what one source describes as a "native mobile" project. The startup is said to be close to launching, though there's no timetable given in the report.
Obvious Corp has just unlocked Medium.com, revealing that it's a publishing platform that collects submitted text and images into themed collections so you don’t need a following to be heard. Anyone can read and give feedback on Medium entries starting today, with publishing access to roll out from friends and family to more people soon. Backed by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone ... Medium could democratize content distribution. The way Twitter’s retweets gave anyone with 140 characters of brilliance a way to spread across the web, Medium could do the same for longer thoughts.
Listening and marketing in real-time was the theme of the keynote. DMA CEO Larry Kimmel started off by talking about the ability marketers have today to create special experiences because the data available now means you can know who your customers are, what your customers are doing and where they're doing it right now, in real-time.
The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today announced Monday keynote speakers for the DMA2011 Conference & Exhibition; The Global Event for Real-Time Marketers, Where Relationships are Key. Biz Stone of Twitter kicks off the morning keynote discussing the impact of real-time 24/7 marketing; and Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook energizes with an afternoon keynote addressing how social media has changed the world.