News hit the world stage on January 5, 2021 that Twitter had acquired social broadcasting app Breaker and that they were going to shut down the app on January 15, 2021.
Users were shocked by the news, but..... If you used Breaker and loved it, it will now continue!
A statement released by Erik Berlin, CEO and founder of Breaker on their blog;
"We’re excited to share that Breaker apps and services will not be shut down on January 15th, as previously announced.
Instead, Los Angeles-based Maple Media, a company that owns a portfolio of top mobile app businesses, will take over operations of Breaker’s apps. Maple Media also owns and operates Player FM, one of the largest independent podcast apps on the App Store and Google Play.
Leah and I are overjoyed that we will be able to continue to use the Breaker products that we worked so hard to build and that so many users love. We and the rest of the Breaker team will still be joining Twitter, as previously announced. All future updates, management and support of Breaker products and services will be made by Maple Media."
Great news for lovers of the app!
If you want to know more about the early days of Breaker, take a listen to the below episode of Apple Slice from April 28, 2018. It'll give you insight into what a Founder and CEO mindset goes through in the early days of a start up.
APPLE SLICE Bonus Bite - Social Podcast App ‘Breaker’ with CEO Erik Berlin
Finding a podcast player with the right balance of design, function and suitability for your listening habits may prove to be a tricky process. This is where Erik Berlin and crew cruise in with ‘Breaker’ - the social podcast app.
In this Bonus Bite, Simon rides the ‘Breaker’ wave as Erik (Breaker CEO) drops tech talk on the design, development and vision of this exciting social-centric podcast player. Give it a go right here.
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