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There’s been talk around the acquirement of one of the most popular third-part Twitter apps, Tweetdeck, for quite some time now, but yesterday it became official. Twitter purchased the company for somewhere in the realm of $40 million. Mark Evans had written about the acquisition here a few weeks ago, but now the deal has actually gone through….

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It was probably the worst-kept secret within the technology and social media worlds but Twitter has acquired Tweetdeck for $40-million to $50-million, according to Techcrunch. The deal makes complete sense because Twitter.com as a way to read and write tweets is a no-frills platform that loses many people once they get some experience and start…

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What would happen if you built a really expensive house only to see a never-ending number of guests have more fun in it than you? After a while, you would probably kick most, if not all, of them out so you could enjoy the house and its amenities yourself. It’s a scenario being experienced by…

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When Twitter raised its last round of venture capital, many people expected some of the cash would be used to make strategic acquisitions. Some of the names thrown around included TweetDeck, TwitPic, TwitVid, Seesmic and HootSuite. TweetDeck can now be crossed off the list after it was purchased by UberMedia for $30-million. For people not…

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So, Twitter has applied a fresh coat of paint on Twitter.com – something that has, not surprisingly, captured the imagination of the blogosphere, which celebrates anything new from the world’s leading micro-blogging service. The question is whether the new design for Twitter.com is really that significant or whether it’s simply Twitter making changes to something that…

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An interesting part of Twitter’s growth story are the growing number of alternatives to Twitter.com to publish and read updates. The problem with Twitter.com is it has a no-frills interface that has become far less user-friendly and intuitive compared with third-party tools such as Tweetdeck, Seesmic, HootSuite, CoTweet, Tweepler and Tweetie. So, how many people…

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