Twitter was recently in the news for asking third party app developers to stop making apps for Twitter. Today, there are rumours that Twitter might in fact be in talks with Tweetdeck. The agenda of the talks is to purchase it, of course.
Official Twitter client across all platforms soon?
Tweetdeck is a program that’s available for a number of platforms including Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, Apple iOS and it most recently was made into a Google Chrome app. If the talks go through fine, Twitter will buy Tweetdeck for an approximate $50 million. While Twitter has been extremely popular for its microblogging feature which allows users to post 140 character messages, it hasn’t been able to take on the might of Facebook. A takeover of the company would help Twitter to be available instantaneously on a number of platforms. Tweetdeck is said to be run by a 15-member team in the UK. This major move comes just when Jack Dorsey, one of Twitter’s founders returned to the company after being asked to leave a couple of years ago.
Published Date: Apr 19, 2011 10:17 am | Updated Date: Apr 19, 2011 10:17 am