Mio raises $8.7M Series A to make enterprise messaging interoperable

Mio, a startup that helps enterprise teams collaborate across messaging services like Zoom Chat, Microsoft Teams, Slack and Cisco’s Webex, today announced that it has raised an $8.7 million Seri

Battle Over: Twitter Opens Up To Gnip

Since launching TechcrunchIT we have been pounding away about open standards and data availability. One of the biggest victims of this focus recently has been Twitter, who went from being a leading li

The Inevitable: Standards and Openess By Proxy

A few days ago we posted about Twitter switching off XMPP support to the public, but keeping it open to select partners such as Summize. Since then, a number of developers have been putting together w

Deconstructing Twitter

Today we get the latest full ongoing iterative back-filling explanation of Twitter and XMPP. Dave Winer’s intuition that FriendFeed is one of several (4) receipients of the XMPP data stream turn

The Crown Jewels

It turns out the battle for control of Twitter rests almost exclusively in the unique value proposition of XMPP-served track. As Twitter strips away various features of its service to rebuild a scalab