We've known for a couple weeks that Twitter may have acquired TweetDeck; we're now hearing that acquisition may be confirmed this week.
TechCrunch is reporting the deal will be officially announced within "the next few days." The Wall Street Journal originally reported on rumors of the acquisition, saying sources pinned the sale price at around $50 million.
Of course, Twitter itself is mum on the situation. Giving a tongue-in-cheek turn to the typical boilerplate "no comment" reply, a Twitter rep told us via email, "We donâ€™t comment on rumors. We donâ€™t provide off-the-record background on rumors. We donâ€™t wink twice or release puffs of smoke about rumors."
The acquisition would be an agreeable end to a somewhat testy relationship between TweetDeck and Twitter. Around 40% of tweets come from third-party apps, and TweetDeck is leading the pack.
However, Twitter has been hinting to developers that creating pure-play Twitter clients will quickly put any startup on Twitterâ€™s bad side.
Original Story via Mashable
Author: / Posted: 03-05-2011