Monday, May 23, 2011
Twitter acquisition TweetDeck
Finally, Twitter plans to acquire TweetDeck accomplished also. Micro-blogging network that eventually succeeded in buying the company maker Twitter application that worth more than U.S. $ 40 million (Rp341 billion).
As quoted by the CNN site, the finalization of this acquisition has been signed by both parties on Monday, May 23, 2011 local time. A source said that the purchase was paid by Twitter in cash and stock.
The issue of annexation TweetDeck by Twitter itself has been busy circulating since a few months later. Site TechCrunch reported that the acquisition price is between U.S. $ 40 million - U.S. $ 50 million.
So far, Twitter has indeed acquired the company several times a third-party Twitter application maker. In the past, Twitter also had acquired Tweetie, or partnering with TwitPic when launching a new interface.
After Co-Founder of Twitter, Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey retreated back into the Head of Product, Twitter is now a focus to build and develop a range of exciting features and interfaces Twitter.
Web itself, is known as third-party applications on the platform of the most popular Twitter. In February, the web recently acquired by UberMedia, a company owned by a famous entrepreneur, Bill Gross.
Combining web into UberMedia, practically making UberMedia mastered various Twitter applications, ranging from UberSocial, Echofon, UberCurrent, until TweetDeck own. Various applications are expected to control up to 20 percent of all tweets that milling on the platform Twitter.
With the acquisition of TweetDeck, Twitter UberMedia attempt to position not too dominant and decisive for the whole ecosystem on Twitter.