Michael Sippey

Vice President of Product at Twitter

1355 MARKET STREET, SUITE 900, San Francisco, California, United States
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(415) 222-9670
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Last Updated 8/12/2017

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Employment History


Graduate Student  - Haas School of Business

General Manager  - TypePad Hacks

President and Chief Executive Officer  - Bird Construction Inc

Vice President of Artist Development  - SAY Media Inc


Bachelor of Arts  - English Literature , Colgate University

MBA  - Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley

MBA  - UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business

MBA  - University of California, Berkeley (Haas)

Masters of Business Administration  - University of California's Haas School of Business


Board Member  - NaNoWriMo

Vice President of Products  - Six Apart , Ltd.

Founder  - Talkshow Industries , Inc.

Board Member  - AlwaysOn LLC

Member of Advisory Board  - CMP Media Inc

Founder  - Blogger

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Michael Sippey is co-founder and CEO of Talkshow Industries, Inc., a startup focused on making great conversations easy to discover.
Prior to Talkshow, Sippey held senior product roles at Twitter, SAY Media and SIx Apart. Michael has been publishing online since 1995, and is recognized as one of the first dozen or so bloggers, for which he apologizes profusely. Michael has a BA in English from Colgate University and an MBA from Haas at UC Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley with his wife and two teenaged daughters.

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To Match Its Rivals, Facebook Adds Video Sharing Read News - China-U.S. Chamber of Commerce

That sense of ease and simplicity was what the Vine team was striving for when it built the app, said Michael Sippey, Twitter's vice president of product, in an interview.
"We wanted to make mobile video without a start or stop button," he said. "If you give people simple tools to tell stories, they'll tell really great stories." Some will be funny or trivial, but others will record momentous events, he said, such as this week's Vine of the protests in Brazil. Vine, which is operated as a separate service, has drawn new users to the Twitter microblogging platform, Mr. Sippey said. However, "we think that they are potentially separate networks. You may love my tweets but hate my Vines." Although Twitter has no current plans to directly make money from the popularity of Vine, "any tweet that has photo or video in it will drive engagement," Mr. Sippey said, making the service more valuable to advertisers.

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