Thursday, April 14, 2011
UberMedia Planning Twitter Competitor, Says Report
It looks like executives at Pasadena-based UberMedia, the Twitter client application provider started by Idealab's Bill Gross, may finally be fed up with the firm's constant battles with Twitter. According to reports, it is planning to launch its own, competing microblogging service. The news comes via a report last night from CNN. UberMedia--which has been in a running battle with Twitter over its various Twitter clients for the iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry--apparently is looking to launch its own, competing microblogging platform, CNN said, citing a number of sources with knowledge of the plans. UberMedia, which owns a number of the leading third party Twitter client applications, has faced enormous resistance from Twitter, even to the point of Twitter explicitly telling develops that it does not want them developing third party Twitter clients, and at one point shutting down UberMedia's client apps. UberMedia has not officially announced any details of its plan.