ubermedia

  • After Betting On Mobile Ads, UberMedia Raises Another $8M

    Mobile ad targeting company UberMedia is announcing that it has raised $8 million in new funding. UberMedia first became known for creating social apps, and it still offers the Twitter apps UberSocial, Echofon, and Plume. However, its focus has shifted to the UberAds platform that it launched a year ago. Read More

  • UberMedia Quietly (Inadvertently?) Releases Chime.in, A Mobile Social Networking App

    UberMedia Quietly (Inadvertently?) Releases Chime.in, A Mobile Social Networking App

    A tipster informs us that UberMedia, the company behind social networking apps like Echofon and UberSocial / Twidroyd, has unintentionally pushed its new iPhone application onto the App Store (iTunes link). This is plausible, because the Chime.in website isn’t accessible yet at the time of writing, although the support pages appear to be live already. So is Chime.in the oft-rumored… Read More

  • As Seesmic Bids Adieu To RIM, UberMedia Introduces UberSocial 1.2 For BlackBerry

    As Seesmic Bids Adieu To RIM, UberMedia Introduces UberSocial 1.2 For BlackBerry

    The popular UberSocial Twitter client for BlackBerry (formerly known as UberTwitter) just got an update with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Notably, its developer UberMedia is doubling down on its BlackBerry app around the same time one of its rivals, Seesmic, is abandoning the BlackBerry platform. One of the new features in UberSocial for Blackberry 1.2 is called “Inner… Read More

  • No Chirp This Year, So Twitter Developers Holding Their Own Summit

    No Chirp This Year, So Twitter Developers Holding Their Own Summit

    Last year, Twitter held the first Chirp, a large developer conference in San Francisco akin to Facebook’s f8, Google’s I/O, and Apple’s WWDC. Everyone assumed this would become an annual thing. Then they decided not to do one this year. And that’s too bad, because this may be the most important year to have one as much of ecosystem is questioning Twitter’s… Read More

  • German Media Giant Burda Puts $5.6M In Twitter Application Developer UberMedia

    German Media Giant Burda Puts $5.6M In Twitter Application Developer UberMedia

    Bill Gross’ UberMedia has announced a $5.6 million investment from German media giant Burda Digital through its investment arm, DLD Ventures. This brings UberMedia’s total funding to $26.6 million. UberMedia actually just raised a healthy $17.5 million earlier this year, so Burda’s cash is also a strategic investment. The company has made investments in Xing, Etsy, Glam and… Read More

  • Twitter Confirms TweetDeck Acquisition: It's All About The Power Users

    Boom. After about a thousand blog posts, Twitter has officially announced that it has bought TweetDeck. We first reported that the total price of the sale was around $40 million, CNN later confirmed this. Twitter emphasized in their blog post that the acquisition was about the segment of Twitter users who were heavily active: Read More

  • Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million – $50 Million

    Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million – $50 Million

    Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we’ve heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days. The $40 million – $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source. In February we reported that an acquisition of TweetDeck by Bill Gross’ UberMedia was all but done, in the $25 – $30… Read More

  • How a Tweetdeck, UberMedia deal could cut down Twitter's bird

    How a Tweetdeck, UberMedia deal could cut down Twitter's bird

    In the world of Internet startups people can become obsessed with the function of a product or app, often ignoring how a company can change the dynamics of a market just through its sheer existence. More often than not, it is not just a case of just having a better technology than the other guy. Equally it can be about a creating an incursion into a competitors’ space which forces them… Read More

  • How A Tweetdeck, UberMedia Deal Could Cut Down Twitter's Bird

    How A Tweetdeck, UberMedia Deal Could Cut Down Twitter's Bird

    In the world of Internet startups people can become obsessed with the function of a product or app, often ignoring how a company can change the dynamics of a market just through its sheer existence. More often than not, it is not just a case of just having a better technology than the other guy. Equally it can be about a creating an incursion into a competitors’ space which forces them… Read More

  • UberSocial For BlackBerry + 50 Cent= Uber50

    UberSocial For BlackBerry + 50 Cent= Uber50

    I didn’t think I’d ever write about UberMedia and 50 Cent in the same sentence but here goes—UberMedia is partnering with rap star 50 Cent to launch a branded Twitter theme for BlackBerry phones called Uber50. The new theme is essentially UberSocial for BlackBerry with 50 Cent’s branding and a few extra features. Extra features include special background art, access to… Read More

  • TweetDeck Launches #NewTwitter Rival

    TweetDeck Launches #NewTwitter Rival

    After the success of its Chrome web app, TweetDeck is launching a full-fledged web app, which should pose major competition to both Twitter and Seesmic. According to a blog post, TweetDeck Web is built on the same core as Chrome TweetDeck and features a similar UI and product features. Unfortunately, TweetDeck Web does not include Twitter streaming. The reason why TweetDeck, which makes a… Read More

  • Twitter Reinstates UberSocial And Twidroyd, UberMedia iPhone Apps Still Await Review

    Twitter Reinstates UberSocial And Twidroyd, UberMedia iPhone Apps Still Await Review

    Looks like Bill Gross’ UberMedia has had its API access reinstated for at least two of its apps this Sunday afternoon, after a dramatic turn of events led to them being shut down on Friday. In their return, Blackberry client UberTwitter will be changing its name to UberSocial and Android app twidroyd will be making no name changes — Both have complied with Twitter’s requests… Read More

  • This Is Business, Not Personal.

    This Is Business, Not Personal.

    In Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 film The Godfather, there’s a scene between Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) and Sonny Corleone (James Caan) that plays out like this: Tom: Your father wouldn’t want to hear this, Sonny. This is business not personal.
    Sonny: They shoot my father and it’s business, my ass!
    Tom: Even shooting your father was business not personal, Sonny! Events… Read More

  • UberMedia CEO Bill Gross: Twitter Turn-Off "Took Us By Surprise," But "We Will Change"

    UberMedia CEO Bill Gross: Twitter Turn-Off "Took Us By Surprise," But "We Will Change"

    I just got off the phone with UberMedia CEO and Idealab founder Bill Gross on the heels of Twitter’s suspension of two of UberMedia’s products, UberTwitter and Twidroyd, for violating Twitter’s API rules. The violations in question concern trademark, privacy, and monetization. Gross tells me, “We just talked to Twitter and discussed the various issues they raise. It… Read More

  • UberMedia, Indeed. Bill Gross' Twitter Ecosystem Empire Just Acquired TweetDeck

    UberMedia, Indeed. Bill Gross' Twitter Ecosystem Empire Just Acquired TweetDeck

    The number of companies in the Twitter ecosystem keeps contracting. But not for a necessarily bad reason, but because they keep getting purchased. And what’s crazy is that it’s largely one person who has been buying them up: Bill Gross. We’ve just learned that his company, now called UberMedia, has just acquired TweetDeck. We’re hearing that the deal, which happened… Read More

  • UberMedia Continues Shopping Spree; Buys Social News Platform Mixx

    UberMedia Continues Shopping Spree; Buys Social News Platform Mixx

    UberMedia (formerly known as PostUp and TweetUp) is on a serious shopping spree. In the past two weeks, the company has acquired Twitter client developers EchoFon, and UberTwitter. Today, the company has announced that it has acquired social news startup Mixx.com. Mixx’s apps allows brands and users to curate social content into channels of information. In 2009, the startup launched… Read More