Daily Archives: July 27, 2007

TechCrunch TwitterGrams

Patrick and Mike Arrington at TechCrunch party

Experience a little bit of the TechCrunch party — 30 seconds of audio at a time.

David Weekly of PBWiki with a little adoption news about their wiki service.

OpenDNS’s CEO, David Ulevitch (a little hard to hear, but he was telling me why OpenDNS is a cool service — I’m going to try it out and get over there for an interview).

Ash Damle, CEO of Medgle, a personalized medical search engine, explains why his service is unique.

Bradley Horowitz, of Yahoo (the guy who bought Flickr) talks to me about what he’s excited about.

Dave Winer talks to me about TwitterGram.

Ryan Hoge and Doug Pierce of Microsoft talk to me about FolderShare and LiveFolders from Microsoft.

And before the party Larry Magid (famous tech journalist) told us that he’s partnering with PodTechww on a show called Digital Crossroads.

Twittering from Twitter about Twitter with Twitter

Twitter sticker at Twitter headquarters

I’m at Twitter’s headquarters in the South Park neighborhood in San Francisco chatting with the team, who just got funded by a group of investors. You can read all about it on TechMeme.

Some things:

1) Every employee here has an iPhone. Hint: recruiting ploy. What would you rather have? Free meals at Google or a cool cell phone? Heheh.
2) Biz Stone, co-founder, told me, via a TwitterGram interview (what else?) that they are not implementing a business plan, but are in research mode. He told me it’s funny to read reports that they haven’t thought about business models. “We’ve done a lot of thinking about business models for Twitter.”
3) The scaling issues that Twitter had after the SXSW conference (the site was slow, often unavailable, etc) are now mostly behind them (although the home page is still a bit slow for me, but that has something to do with the thousands of icons on my Twitter page. The team tells me their architecture is now “horizontally scalable” which they explained meant that they could just throw more hardware at any problem that comes up from now on.
4) No new features to announce yet, but they say they’re working hard on a “slew of stuff” coming soon.
5) Dave Winer (the guy who invented TwitterGram) has a good post this morning on “what is Twitter.”
6) Co-founder Evan Williams is getting married tomorrow. Congrats!

Here’s Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter holding his iPhone.

Biz Stone at Twitter

I’m on Twitter here.