OREANDA-NEWS. December 19, 2011. Mail.Ru Group today held a small conference with industry journalists to announce the public beta launch of Futubra in Q1 2012.  Futubra will be the service of multimedia microblogs with a focus on mobile and will be device agnostic. 
Mail.Ru Group CEO Dmitry Grishin said today: ”We are excited by the opportunity facing Futubra as microblogging is a fast growing segment which fits well into the Mail.Ru Group vision of the growth in internet communications. Futubra demonstrates Mail.Ru Group’s ongoing  commitment to internet communication platforms, innovation and mobile applications.  The focus in the near term will be product development and the building of new online communities.”