Originally from Nebraska, Evan Williams co-founded Pyra Labs to make project management software. A note-taking feature spun off as Blogger, one of the first web applications. Williams left Google in October 2004 to co-found Odeo. In late 2006, Williams co-founded Obvious Corp with Biz Stone and other former Odeo employees. Obvious has acquired all previous properties of Odeo, including Odeo and Twitter, another project started by Williams.
On October 4, 2010, Ev Williams stepped down from his role as Twitter’s CEO, in order to focus more intensely on product strategy.
Interview With Michael Arrington, July 2008Added: 12/3/08