Lift Closes Series A Led by Spark Capital

Personal motivational mobile app Lift has closed a Series A round of funding led by Bijan Sabet at Spark Capital. Also, earlier this year the business extended its seed investment from Obvious to include three angels.

Twitter Founders Relaunch Obvious

(Reuters) – Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams plan to revive Obvious, the company they conceived years ago as a technology project incubator that eventually spawned Twitter.

Stone and Williams will continue to advise Twitter on strategic matters, but devote the lions’ share of their time to The Obvious Corporation, Stone told the Aspen Ideas Conference at the ski resort on Tuesday.

The pair, along with others such as Jack Dorsey, who now runs payments service Square, created the four-year-old website that allows users to send 140-character messages across the Internet. It has grown into a microblogging phenomenon used by celebrities and heads of state alike, hailed at times as a crucial tool in promoting

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