Evan Williams began his career in technology with Pyra Labs. What originally was a project management software feature became Blogger, one of the first web applications that would start the blogging trend. Sometime 2003, Google acquired Pyra Laboratories. Evan Williams decided to leave the corporate giant to co-launch Odeo in 2004. Two years later, he co-founded Obvious Corp with colleague Biz Stone. It was during this stint that he would launch another industry-changing application — Twitter.
At the Web 2.0 Summit in 2007, Evans Williams was one of the key speakers at the annual industry gathering. The talks centered on Web 2.0 being the next social network boom.
“Think Less” was the title of Evan Williams’ talk at the Web 2.0 summit, where he discussed how Twitter evolved by removing features that simply cluttered its purpose.
Venture Beat’s Dan Kaplan interviews Evan Williams on how Twitter is doing, especially in terms of the news that it was raising venture capital.
New York Times Business Innovation Technology Society (BITS) section reported on Evan Williams taking over Jack Dorsey’s position as CEO of Twitter.
During the recent Web 2.0 Summit, Evan Williams talks about a business model that targets corporate accounts.
Together with his colleagues Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone, Evan Williams was named as one of Silicon.com’s Agenda Setters of 2008.
Evan Williams joined the ranks of CNN Money’s Business 2.0 exclusive group of people, products and trends that are creating paradigm shifts in the world of business.
In recognition of his ingenuity, BusinessWeek named Evan Williams one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web.