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Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is leaving the company’s board



Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is leaving Twitter's board after 12 years.
Twitter cofounder Ev Williams is leaving Twitter’s board after 12 years.

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One of Twitter’s cofounders is taking a major step back from the company: Ev Williams is leaving the company’s board.

“It’s been an incredible 13 years, and I’m proud of what Twitter has accomplished during my time with the company. I will continue rooting for the team as I focus my time on other projects,” Williams said in a statement in an SEC filing announcing his departure from the board.

Exactly what those “other projects” are, is unclear. Williams is CEO of publishing platform Medium, which he founded in 2012. Williams has recently discussed acquiring New York Magazine and “other media properties,” Bloomberg reported in December, saying the talks were “unlikely to progress.”

“I’m going to ride off into the sunset (or … down Market Street), so I can focus on some other things,” Williams said on Twitter.

Twitter has not yet commented on who may replace Williams on the board. But Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and fellow cofounder Biz Stone wished Williams well. 

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