Originally posted on July 14, 2006 @ 1:27 am
Back in December, 2004 Noah Glass and Evan Williams founded a small company based in South Park, San Francisco, California called Odeo.
For those of you that don’t know, Odeo is a creative way to record and share audio. The best part about the service is it’s free. You can record audio and then share it with your Odeo contacts, by email, or by placing it in a Channel for all the world to hear. Audio from Odeo can be downloaded to desktops, iPods, and mp3 players.
Well on July 13, 2006 they officially launched a new service that helps groups of friends bounce random thoughts around with SMS.
You can find it at http://twttr.com. Twttr is pronounced “twitter” if you were wondering.
Evan Williams has a great technology past. He most recently was with Google, where he ran their personal publishing service, Blogger, which he co-founded in 1999 and later sold to Google in early 2003.
I bet Evan used the money from the sale of Blogger to fund Odeo. I wonder what he sold it for? We’ll probably never know the juicy details thanks to Non Disclosure Agreements.