Twitter has been pushing its own official clients onto more and more devices - including Android - for some time now, and the idea of them buying out another popular Twitter client is certainly not a new one. That's why it won't come as too much of a surprise to hear that Twitter has reportedly acquired TweetDeck for the sum of around $40 - 50 million, a purchase that includes cash and Twitter stock.

UberMedia, who also owns Twitter clients such as Twidroyd, was also in talks to purchase TweetDeck for $25 - $30 million, but Twitter ultimately beat them with a counteroffer. UberMedia's acquisition of TweetDeck would have given the former a huge boost in market share, potentially making Twitter uncomfortable. The deal is expected to be announced in the coming days, and we'll presumably find out the future of this very popular Twitter client then.

Source: TechCrunch

  • Jaymoon

    Well, guess that's why they got a pass on having to change their name...

    Now let's hope Tweetdeck doesn't suck from now on!

  • http://zalzalaweb.com/jens anakin78z

    Wow, congrats to TweetDeck! Can someone explain to me how exactly they're worth so much money?

    Also, I'm starting to dislike how Twitter does business. No doubt they will take this cool product and 'break' it.

  • Rob

    I'd rather Twitter have it than Ubermedia. Ubermedia's Twitter clients are horrible and it feels like the only reason they make them is to cash in.

  • JayMonster

    After UberMedia deatroyed Twidroyd, I certainly didn't want to see them get TweetDeck too, but don't know if Twitter acquiring them ia much better.

  • scottishwildcat

    Can only be bad news I fear... apart from the fact it's the best Twitter client on Android, I use it for its Facebook and FourSquare integration, and I can't see Twitter keeping that. And we can wave goodbye to proper retweets, and promised features like filtering, which I've been clamoring for but would hurt Twitter's ad revenue.

    • http://avgjoegeek.net/ avgjoegeek

      Called that one... 2 years later :) But Tweetdeck is going bye bye now :-(