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  • Betaworks CEO John Borthwick on Twitdeck's Possible Acquisition

    Borthwick: Paying Attention in the iPad Era

    With today’s announcement by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo of the Tweetdeck acquisition, the shape of the next layer of micro messaging begins to come into focus. What BetaWorks CEO and co-founder John Borthwick was calling hypothetical yesterday when we talked backstage at TechCrunch Disrupt is now a fait accompli, if it wasn’t already so then. He described how Betaworks was at… Read More

  • Twitter Confirms TweetDeck Acquisition: It's All About The Power Users

    Boom. After about a thousand blog posts, Twitter has officially announced that it has bought TweetDeck. We first reported that the total price of the sale was around $40 million, CNN later confirmed this. Twitter emphasized in their blog post that the acquisition was about the segment of Twitter users who were heavily active: Read More

  • Twitter Buys TweetDeck For $40 Million

    Word has been circulating for weeks now that Twitter was soon to be swooping up the popular third-party app, TweetDeck. In early May, Mike Arrington reported that the deal was as good as done, but the two companies were not yet willing to publicly release the numbers. Today, CNN and CNET broke the news that TweetDeck has been acquired by Twitter for $40 million. Twitter has yet to… Read More

  • Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million – $50 Million

    Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million – $50 Million

    Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, we’ve heard from a source with knowledge of the deal, and the transaction will be announced in the next few days. The $40 million – $50 million purchase price includes both cash and Twitter stock, says our source. In February we reported that an acquisition of TweetDeck by Bill Gross’ UberMedia was all but done, in the $25 – $30… Read More

  • Fly or Die Review of TweetDeck and SoundTracking

    (Fly Or Die) Can TweetDeck's New iPhone App Survive A Twitter Acquisition

    TweetDeck’s new iPhone app came out a couple days ago. It is completely redesigned from the ground up and looks more like it’s Android cousin than the first TweetDeck for iPhone. Instead of cramming as much as possible into an iPhone screen, TweetDeck stripped everything out but the essentials. The result is a spare mobile stream reader that packs a lot of punch. We take a look… Read More

  • How Twitter Can Save $50 Million: Forget TweetDeck, And Go Freemium On Its API

    I’ve been puzzling over Twitter’s recent tactical moves around their API, Ubermedia and Tweetdeck, for a few months now, and it just doesn’t add up. In fact I think Twitter’s current strategy may take them in a direction where they end up missing out on their biggest potential win. If Twitter continues to go down the media company path, without incorporating their API… Read More

  • How a Tweetdeck, UberMedia deal could cut down Twitter's bird

    In the world of Internet startups people can become obsessed with the function of a product or app, often ignoring how a company can change the dynamics of a market just through its sheer existence. More often than not, it is not just a case of just having a better technology than the other guy. Equally it can be about a creating an incursion into a competitors’ space which forces them… Read More

  • How A Tweetdeck, UberMedia Deal Could Cut Down Twitter's Bird

    How A Tweetdeck, UberMedia Deal Could Cut Down Twitter's Bird

    In the world of Internet startups people can become obsessed with the function of a product or app, often ignoring how a company can change the dynamics of a market just through its sheer existence. More often than not, it is not just a case of just having a better technology than the other guy. Equally it can be about a creating an incursion into a competitors’ space which forces them… Read More

  • Five Reasons Why Twitter Will Kill TweetDeck

    Five Reasons Why Twitter Will Kill TweetDeck

    On reading today’s report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck, I believe the only reason it is doing so is to protect its turf. Less than a week ago, CNN wrote a piece that UberMedia will be developing a competitor. Ubermedia, is the same company, that was supposed to have bought TweetDeck two months ago. UberMedia is also the same company that has been… Read More

  • TweetDeck Reportedly Still In Play

    Earlier in February we had reported on UberMedia’s acquisition talks with TweetDeck, a land grab move that would have given Bill Gross’ UberMedia control of nearly 20% of tweets served. But the acquisition did not actually close. Shortly there-afterward Twitter shut down and then reinstating three UberMedia apps (Twidroyd, UberCurrent and UberSocial) for violating TOS policies. Read More

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