1. Twitter Says Facebook, Foursquare Will Remain in Tweetdeck by Readwriteweb
Leading social media client software provider Tweetdeck has been acquired by Twitter, it was confirmed by both companies today. I’ve got a lot of thoughts about the news, which I’ll be posting as soon as I complete some interviews with various people in the industry, but one part of the story deserves its own mention.
2. Twitter acquires TweetDeck in battle for Twitter power users by Betanews
After a couple of days of rumors, microblogging service Twitter has officially come forward and announced that it has acquired popular third-party Twitter dashboard TweetDeck.
After refusing to confirm the deal rumoured over recent weeks, Twitter and TweetDeck have now announced the latter’s acquisition by the former.
Why? Twitter already has its own app which it is pushing hard, built out of its acquisition of Tweetie last year. So will TweetDeck similarly augment this main app? Apparently not
4. Twitter confirms TweetDeck acquisition by Guardian
Twitter on Wednesday confirmed the acquisition of the London-based startup TweetDeck in a deal thought to be worth about $40m (£25m).
The deal makes Iain Dodsworth, the 36-year-old founder of Twitter app TweetDeck, an overnight multimillionaire and an instant success story from London’s “Silicon Roundabout”.