Posted by : Cebu Blogger Thursday, May 26, 2011
With the completion of the deal last Tuesday, Lain Dodsworth, TweetDeck founder and CEO, happily announced in his blog post that Twitter has officially owned TweetDeck, a third part desktop client for Twitter. Eventhough price of acquisition is not mentioned, CNN reported earlier that it was made with $ 40 million.
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TweetDeck will now join the spectrum of Twitter products and will continue to support some of the users who were using it for Tweets.The mainstream Twitter user-base is well catered for by twitter.com and the official mobile clients.Per Lain, there is no employee reduction or any like because change is inevitable. The team will remain the same and now with the support of the mother company, Twitter, TweetDeck will grow and take on even big challenges in the future.
"I'd like to finish with a big thank-you to all our investors for their support and guidance over the past few years, especially Betaworks, TAG, SV Angel and PROfounders. And of course a huge congratulations to the whole TweetDeck team - I'm extremely proud of you and this is a huge win for us all." ended Mr. Lain.