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Twitter co-founder puts social twist on search with new mobile service

Published on Jan 8, 2014 6:01 AM
 
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone waits to see what Twitter's opening market price will be on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Nov 7, 2013 in New York City. Stone unveiled a new mobile service called Jelly on Tuesday, hoping for another hit product in what has become an increasingly crowded field of social and mobile products. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - One of the creators of Twitter Inc unveiled a new mobile service called Jelly on Tuesday, hoping for another hit product in what has become an increasingly crowded field of social and mobile products.

The Jelly smartphone app seeks to improve the way people search for and find information, by querying people instead of Internet search engines.

"Everyone is mobile, everyone is connected. So if you have a question, there's somebody out there that knows the answer," said Mr Biz Stone, the CEO and co-founder of Jelly in a video on the company's website. Stone was among the team that in 2006 created Twitter, the social network and microblogging service that had a blockbuster initial public offering in November.

Shares of Twitter, which has more than 230 million monthly users but has yet to earn a profit, have surged about 145 per cent from their offering price.

 
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