Report: Twitter Buys TweetDeck for $50 Million

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Twitter may have just snatched up super hot 3rd party client TweetDeck to keep it out of the hands of odd little social app guru, UberMedia.  According to TechCrunch, UberMedia was in position to buy TD, but Twitter swooped in and outbid them by some $20 million at the last minute to keep it out of their hands.  Apparently, UberMedia is really into buying up Twitter clients and the originators of the service decided they weren’t a fan of one company owning that many of their users.

So what does this mean for TweetDeck?  Well, we really have no idea.  All we can do now is cross our fingers and pray to Buddha that they don’t decide to axe one of (if not the) top Twitter clients in all the land which has already been downloaded over 1 million times on Android (and who knows how many times on iOS).  But with Twitter really pushing their own client these days, we’re wondering how much longer it’ll be around.

Do we need to start a petition?  (Hah, bad joke sorry.)  Thoughts?

Via:  TechCrunch



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