“One of the creators of Twitter Inc. unveiled a new mobile service called Jelly on Tuesday,” Alexei Oreskovic reports for Reuters. “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 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,” Oreskovic reports. “Stone left Twitter in June 2011. Among the backers of the new company are Twitter co-founders Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, venture capital investor Reid Hoffman, as well as U2 frontman Bono and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore.”
“The new service, which is available free for devices based on Apple’s iOS and Google Inc’s Android operating systems, lets users submit questions to the network of friends that they have on social services such as Twitter or Facebook,” Oreskovic reports. “Jelly became available for download on Tuesday.”
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