Popular stream reader TweetDeck turned two on July 4th, and founder Iain Dodsworth just put up a post giving an update on the company’s progress. Tweetdeck now employs 15 people and recently raised more than $3 million in a series B round, led by betaworks. The company’s product started out as a Twitter client, but now supports multiple streams, including Facebook, Foursquare, Google Buzz, LinkedIn, and Myspace.
(Note that last May TweetDeck reported 15 million total downloads across all its apps).
The always-coy Dodsworth also hints that the company has “been involved in a number of fascinating and strategic discussions with household-name companies which have been…both fascinating and strategic.” Hmm . . . will TweetDeck make it to its third birthday before getting bought? And more importantly, will its HTML5 browser version come out before then?
TweetDeck is a Twitter client for desktop, web, and mobile devices. TweetDeck was originally an Adobe Air desktop application, designed with a unique columned user interface. Its goal was to be a realtime application that allowed users to monitor that information in a single concise view. TweetDeck integrated services from Twitter, Twitscoop, 12seconds, Stocktwits and Facebook. In 2011, Twitter acquired TweetDeck and rebuilt the application in HTML5.