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UberMedia's new social platform chimes in

This story misrepresented the career history of UberMedia CEO Bill Gross, who formally unveiled and launched Chime.in at the Web 2.0 Summit.

By October 18, 2011


UberMedia's new social platform chimes in

Chime.in, from Bill Gross and UberMedia, is one social network that puts publishers, transactions, and engagement front and center.

By October 17, 2011


Twitter lifts ban on UberMedia apps

Following some changes made to its Twitter apps UberSocial and Twidroyd, UberMedia is back in the mobile-app stores and apparently in Twitter's good graces.

By February 22, 2011


Twitter blocks products from app-maker UberMedia

Claiming violations involving privacy invasions and trademark infringement, Twitter suspends the products from the company that owns applications like UberTwitter, Echofon, and Twidroyd.

By February 18, 2011


TweetDeck finds a home, and $30 million, at UberMedia

UberMedia, run by Internet pioneer Bill Gross, will pay $30 million in cash and stock for the London-based company.

By February 12, 2011


FTC investigating Twitter?

The agency is reviewing the microblogging site's interaction with UberMedia, a potential Twitter competitor, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

By June 30, 2011


Is there a bidding war over TweetDeck?

Twitter is reportedly in talks to acquire the desktop client for about $50 million--two months after it was (perhaps erroneously) reported to be sold to another company.

By April 18, 2011


Report: Twitter buys TweetDeck for $40 million

The microblogging service has agreed to acquire the Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, according to a CNN report.

By May 23, 2011


Twitter tells third-party developers to stop building clients

Twitter says such developers repeatedly violate its privacy policy and lead to an inconsistent user experience. In other words, goodbye.

By March 11, 2011


Will Twitter make TweetDeck its official desktop app?

Twitter is knee-deep in talks to acquire the popular desktop app TweetDeck, according to reports, possibly with a view to making it the official Twitter desktop client.

By April 19, 2011