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Medium now lets anyone publish behind its paywall

Medium is expanding its subscription efforts today by allowing any author or publisher to join its partner program. That’s the program where readers can pay a monthly fee (currently $5) to acces

Obvious Ventures has closed on a funky amount of funding (again) for fund two

The early-stage venture firm Obvious Ventures has a sense of humor that any math nerd can appreciate. The three-year-old, SF-based firm closed its debut fund with $123,456,789. Today, the firm is anno

Crunch Report | Tech’s Rough Day on Wall Street

Travis Kalanick quits the Trump advisory board, Domino's updates its Facebook Messenger bot in time for the Super Bowl, GoPro and Amazon have a rough day on Wall Street and Medium plans to monetize. A

Crunch Report | Medium in the Hot Seat

CES 2017 kicks off, Vine edges closer to its death, Medium is shifting strategies and streamlining and Netflix's upcoming Korean TV show. All this on Crunch Report.

Medium lays off 50 employees, shuts down New York and D.C. offices

It’s not the happiest new year at social publishing platform Medium, apparently. According to a blog post from its CEO Ev Williams, also co-founder of Twitter, the well-funded startup is layi

A few charts that sum up Jack Dorsey’s first year as Twitter CEO

Happy Twitter -versary (for the nth time around), Jack Dorsey. Things haven’t been going well, it seems, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel — Twitter may be acquired by someone s

AirHelp raises $12 million to deal with airline customer service for you

Few things are more dreadful than dealing with airline customer service. Fortunately, there’s a startup that wants to make those calls for you. For hassle-free travel, AirHelp is raising $12 million

Medium raises another $50M

Medium, the online publishing platform led by Twitter co-founder Ev Williams, just announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. It’s been less than a year since Medium raised a

Outspoken Investor Chris Sacca Backs Jack Dorsey As Next Twitter CEO

As Twitter marches closer to selecting its next CEO, outspoken early investor in the company Chris Sacca has made his personal choice known. Via Twitter of course: Twitter should name @jack as full-ti

Ev Williams: Twitter Should Be A Platform Company

Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams was interviewed this morning by legendary journalist Walter Isaacson at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. Isaacson didn't hold any punches when i

Ev Williams’ VC Firm Obvious Ventures Has Raised $77.7 Million For Its First Fund, Filing Shows

Obvious Ventures, the venture capital firm started by Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams, has raised a total of $77.7 million for its inaugural fund, Obvious Ventures I, according to a regulato

Medium Founder Ev Williams Wants Better Metrics For Online Companies

Ev Williams thinks Internet companies should be judged on more than just their monthly active user numbers. In an interview this morning at the CODE/Media conference, the founder of Blogger, Twitter,

Ev Williams’ Obvious Ventures Is A Fund For Investing In ‘World-Positive’ Startups

Serial entrepreneur Ev Williams has made a fortune over the years, and now want to invest some of his riches into startups. But not just any startups -- the co-founder of Blogger and Twitter is lookin

How Biz Stone’s Biggest Mistake Spawned Twitter

"The first, second, third company I went to work for, somehow I screwed them all up. Doing startups is all about making mistakes," Biz Stone nervously admitted onstage at the New Context Conference ye

The Three Reasons Twitter Didn’t Sell To Facebook

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg tried to acquire Twitter not once but twice, through official channels and via co-founder Jack Dorsey. The details of the efforts are revealed in Nick Bilton’s n

Ev Williams: Medium Wants To Help Build A Sustainable Economic Model For Journalism

At the <a target="_blank" href="http://festival.launch.co/index.html">Launch Conference</a> in San Francisco today, Twitter co-founder Ev Williams took the stage to talk to conference founder Jason Ca

Ev’s 3 Reasons To Sell Your Startup: Upside, Threat And Choice. Twitter Didn’t Qualify

Do you cash out or stick to your guns? Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says you should only sell your company if the offer captures the upside, there's an imminent threat or you personally want to. "An

Medium Becomes A More Full-Featured Writing Platform, Adds Stats And Explains Lack Of Commenting

We’ve told you a bit about the latest writing and blogging platform from Ev Williams’ new product, Medium, and the team has been incrementally adding things, and talent, to the service to

Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

We told you a bit about <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/15/ev-williams-takes-to-medium-to-discuss-the-true-purpose-of-his-new-publishing-tool/">Ev Williams and his vision for the future o
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