Twitter Co-Founders Team Up for The Obvious

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    Twitter co-founders team up for new company.

    Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is teaming up with his old pals Evan Williams and Jason Goldman to start work on a new project.

    Stone blogged today about the good ol' days at Xanga, Blogger, and Odeo, and how the team developed Twitter (along with Jack Dorsey) in a parent company called Obvious.

    Obvious faded into the backgroun, notes TechCrunch, but now that the team has stepped away from their daily Twitter duties, they've decided to re-start up the engine on The Obvious Corporation.

    Stone says he feels his time is better spent working on other things now that Twitter seems to be running itself just fine, and the trio will be using The Obvious to incubate new ideas.

    The Obvious home page says:

    The Obvious Corporation makes systems that help people work together to improve the world. The proliferation of technology can seem superfluous, but with the right approach, technology can benefit individuals, organizations, and society. We are relaunching the company that originally incubated Twitter with a high level of commitment to making a difference and developing products that matter.

    In more than a decade of developing large scale systems on the Internet, we’ve never been more excited than right now. The possibility to reach and connect expansive numbers of people fundamentally changes the nature of what’s possible when it comes to building businesses on the Internet. Also, there’s room for innovation in how businesses measure success and more meaningful definitions of ambition.

    The team joins Digg founder Kevin Rose in the incubation arena, with his recently started

    Milk

    .