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CHAPTER 8Evan WilliamsCofounder, Pyra Labs(Blogger.com)

imageEvan Williams cofounded Pyra Labs in 1999. Originally, Pyra intended to build a web-based project management tool. Williams developed Blogger to manage his personal weblog, and it quickly became an important mechanism for sharing ideas internally at Pyra.

Once launched publicly, Blogger grew rapidly, and Pyra Labs decided to focus on it full-time. But Blogger.com did not generate a lot of revenue at first, and as the Bubble deflated in 2001, Pyra seemed near death. Williams remained as the only employee and managed to bring the company back from the brink. By 2003, Blogger had one million ...

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