Jason Shellen

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Jason Shellen
Born Jason Harper Shellen
(1973-08-30) August 30, 1973 (age 41)
Residence San Francisco Bay Area
Nationality American
Education BA in Fine Arts, St. Mary's College of California
Occupation Internet entrepreneur
Known for Blogger, Google Reader, Brizzly

Jason Harper Shellen (born August 30, 1973) is an American internet entrepreneur who was the founding project manager of Google Reader and helped create and launch Brizzly.[1][2][3]

Shellen joined Google in 2003 when the company acquired Pyra Labs, which developed the Blogger blogging platform. He left Google four years later and became the vice president of product development of LiveJournal.[1]

In 2008, Shellen created Thing Labs which was acquired by AOL in 2010 to bolster their AIM Messaging division.[4] Having left AOL, Shellen advises startups in Silicon Valley and sits on the Board of Regents at Saint Mary’s College of California.[5] He received a bachelor of arts in fine art from Saint Mary's in 1996.[6]

He has been a member of the RSS Advisory Board since 2006.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Former Blogger Googler Shellen joins LiveJournal". CNET News. Dec 19, 2007. Retrieved Feb 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lessons on Blogger's journey before Google". Vator News. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Thing Labs". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "AOL Acquires Social Software Start-Up Thing Labs, Inc.". corp.aol.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Board of Regents". Saint Mary's College of California. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Technology Summit 2013". Saint Mary's College of California. 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Jason Shellen, Jake Savin Join RSS Advisory Board". April 24, 2006. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 

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