We're thrilled to announce that we've entered into an agreement with Atebits (aka Loren Brichter) to acquire Tweetie, a leading iPhone Twitter client. Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and made free (currently $2.99) in the iTunes AppStore in the coming weeks.
You gotta question the wisdom of buying an "app" brand when the app alone was doing no more or no less than a twitter branded app could do. Why not build their own and let their free app compete with the commercial app.
Msg#: 4114255 posted 10:24 am on Apr 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
This is an interesting move - I wonder how many other app developers are now shaking in their boots / desperately hoping to be the next one bought? If Twitter start buying Android apps, Windows apps and Mac apps then they're going to start competing directly with some of their most loyal advocates and fans.