Saturday, April 10, 2010

Et tu, Twitter? Here comes developer ire | The Social - CNET News

Interesting times for Twitter “platform” tool developers

But unrelated, and more surprising--OK, not really that surprising since we'd been able to augur the entrails of this one for some time now--is Twitter's decision to launch proprietary BlackBerry and iPhone apps. The former was built for Twitter by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, while the latter will come through Twitter's acquisition of Tweetie manufacturer Atebits, which was announced Friday. Many third-party developers building applications for corporate and individual Twitter use are now alarmed: is Twitter eating up their business models in an attempt to build its own?

Et tu, Twitter? Here comes developer ire | The Social - CNET News

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