Twitter Confirms Acquisition of TweetDeck
Twitter has finally officially announced that it has bought TweetDeck.
The deal was closed on Tuesday. Its price was not disclosed, but, according to TechCrunch and CNN, we are talking about more than 40 million dollars.
This concludes the story of the TweetDeck sale negotiations. In February, UberMedia wanted to buy the company and the deal was almost completed when Twitter made a better offer. Twitter just had to intervene, considering that 13% of all tweets were sent via TweetDeck, and UberMedia had already concentrated a number of twitter clients.
The blog Twitter emphasizedthat TweetDeck users are important to Twitter as a very active audience. Twitter promises to "continue to invest in TweetDeck, which users know and love."
In other words: no, Twitter will not close TweetDeck. In addition, Twitter has no plans to rename TweetDeck, as it did with Tweetie, eventually renamed to Twitter for Mac.
At the same time, according to TweetDeck CEO Ian Dodsworth, “change can be inevitable.” But the team itself will remain in the same composition in London.
With the addition of the TweetDeck team on Twitter, more than 500 employees now work. 505 to be exact.