Twitter, Inc. has finalized the deal with TweetDeck, buying the popular client for US $40 million, according to The Next Web. As reported earlier this month, talks between the two companies had been in progress, and everyone assumed the purchase would happen with no complications. It did come in $10 million under the rumored cost of $50 million though (that's $40 million for you non-math majors). Again, congrats to the TweetDeck team.
When we first covered this news, we ran a poll to see how Android users thought this would affect the TweetDeck app, which is a popular client across all platforms. Surprisingly, we all were fairly moderate and decided the best approach would be to wait and see how, if at all, this would affect the TweetDeck application for Android. The final tally? 19.3 percent felt it would improve things, 32.4 percent said it would make things worse, and a whopping 48.3 percent decided to hold judgement until any changes come about. I expect we'll be seeing some changes, and soon.
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Seriously, please dont fix what isn't broken...
I'm much more worried about the Chrome app than I am what happens on the mobile side. Tweetdeck is what has made twitter really useful for me and I'd hate to see it go away. Hopefully Twitter sees some value in having a product like TD for its real power users - for heaven's sake, lots of media organizations use it on the air to visual twitter traffic!
Holy crap. $40 million just to buy a company that has only made a really popular Twitter app? Oh wow. That literally blows my mind, almost as much as that Microsoft and Skype deal. EDIT: Wait so it is just the app and not the company that was bought? That's even more crazy.
The app is all that Tweedeck has to offer to Twitter and really, is all that Twitter wants.
AC follows Josh Topolsky aiy? ... Cool.
i do not like the idea of them merging. I think it's going to RUIN the application. Twitter doesn't care about facebook. The only reason i use TweetDeck is due to the Fb integration. You take that away and you will lose millions of users. If that happens i will migrate to HootSuite with no questions asked.
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