Quip

  • In A Bid To Be The MS Word Of The Mobile Generation, Quip Adds Better Search, URL Links

    In A Bid To Be The MS Word Of The Mobile Generation, Quip Adds Better Search, URL Links

    Quip, the mobile-friendly word processing app co-founded by the ex-CTO of Facebook Bret Taylor and ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs, has picked up some 5,000 companies as users since it launched last August, with the list of customers ranging from tech early adopters like Taylor’s alma mater Facebook (where there are “thousands” of users, Taylor tells me), New Relic and Taser… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    Gillmor Gang: Pattern Baldness

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include Twitter Dead media bait, FourSquare’s move toward the new cross-app model championed by Facebook, the Google+ backslide, and Microsoft in the free lane. No matter how much the market wants to quantify the Twitter opportunity, the rest of the world is more… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    Gillmor Gang: Blank Stairs

    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Robert Scoble, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — celebrated Office for iPad’s 12 million in sales and who knows in real traction i.e. subscriptions. The Amazon Fire debuted to shouts of thin and expensive, but surely what we need is a builtin HDMI switcher. Letterman’s retirement announcement hit some of us like… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    Gillmor Gang: Sign Language

    The Gillmor Gang — Danny Sullivan, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — barely came out of the gates before John Taschek let Comcast have it, and really you need to see the visual on this one. After the salute to the internet provider, talk circled around Microsoft’s release of Office for iPad. Is it important? Well, no one on the show seemed to… Read More

  • Quip, Ex-FB CTO Bret Taylor’s Word Processing App, Gets A Like Button, Themes And More

    Quip, Ex-FB CTO Bret Taylor’s Word Processing App, Gets A Like Button, Themes And More

    When Bret Taylor, the ex-CTO of Facebook, co-founded mobile-first word processing app Quip with ex-Googler Kevin Gibbs, the move appeared to be a world away from the work Taylor had done to help build the world’s largest social network. But today, Taylor’s old and new worlds are getting a bit closer, as Quip unveils an update (1.7) with new social features: a like button… Read More

  • Quip, The Mobile-First Word Processing App, Now Imports From Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox

    Quip, The Mobile-First Word Processing App, Now Imports From Microsoft Word, Google Drive, Evernote, Dropbox

    Quip, the mobile-first word processing app with an impressive pedigree (co-created by ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor and the father of Google Apps Engine, Kevin Gibbs), has seen hundreds of thousands of documents created, and millions of messages generated, since its launch in July of this year. Today, Quip is getting updated with new features to drive those numbers higher. It’s rolling out… Read More

  • Quip, Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s New Word Processing App, Now Supports French, German, Italian And Spanish

    Quip, Ex-Facebook CTO Bret Taylor’s New Word Processing App, Now Supports French, German, Italian And Spanish

    Quip, the mobile-first iOS and Android word processing app, spent many months in stealth mode as its creators, Bret Taylor (ex-Facebook CTO) and Kevin Gibbs (father of Google Apps Engine) built and polished the app for a debut at the end of July. But when it’s come to international expansion, the developers have wasted little time. Today, Quip is announcing its first moves into… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: What's Up Doc

    Gillmor Gang: What’s Up Doc

    The Gillmor Gang — Bret Taylor, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — gather in real time to try out Bret’s new startup, Quip. The last time we saw Bret, he was selling Friendfeed to Facebook and becoming CTO. Now, he’s back (sporting Marc Benioff as one of his investors) at the intersection of mobile and collaboration. As if Microsoft… Read More