Bill Gross

Richard Waters

After going to war with Twitter, serial entrepreneur Bill Gross has come up with a new idea: take it on at its own game. His UberMedia is launching a Twitter/Tumblr hybrid, called ChimeIn, that draws on some of the best ideas of both.

The obvious question this begs: how many social platforms does the world need? 

Richard Waters

The spat that broke out today between Twitter and Idealab founder Bill Gross speaks volumes about Twitter’s own long-running failure to cash in on the success of its service. As one third-party developer told us: “Bill Gross has been saying he’s going to monetise better than Twitter and that could have upset them. He is either committing suicide or he is going to be extremely successful.”