25 May '11, 8pm

#Twitter buys #TweetDeck for reported $40M to $50M

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter has bought TweetDeck, a London-based startup that helps people read, write and organize the short messages posted on the online network — and will keep the service going. Twitter is not giving financial terms, though published reports have pegged the price at around $40 million to $50 million. The San Francisco company said in a blog post Wednesday that the TweetDeck team of 15 has joined Twitter. TweetDeck will continue to be based in London and its users, many of whom are Twitter's so-called "power-users," will continue to be able to use the application. Founded in 2008, TweetDeck lets Twitter users organize the brands, celebrities, news feeds and people they "follow" on the short messaging platform. Users can also monitor their Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media accounts. Analysts said the deal makes sense. TweetDeck has "some great techno...

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