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CEO & Founder at Thing Labs
Team Member at The Secret Agency, Product Manager / New Business Development Manager at Google, See All (4)
Saint Marys College of California



As a business development director and product strategist at Pyra Labs, Jason was part of a revolution in mass communication with Blogger. Shellen & Evan Williams sold the company to the search giant Google in 2003. During his tenure at Google, Shellen started the Google Reader project & became it's founding product manager, worked on a plug-in hybrid project for and helped acquire companies like Feedburner, Picasa & Measure Map.

After leaving Google, Shellen founded Thing Labs in 2008 and created social tools Plinky, Brizzly, the Brizzly Guide, & Let's Be Trends. In September 2010, Thing Labs merged with AOL. Shellen became VP of Product heading up the AIM & Messaging Group at AOL and guided the combined teams in a relaunch and rebrand of AIM.

In 2013, Shellen co-founded Boxer. Boxer is the first email client to include the... See More

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