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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Twitter Buys Out TweetDeck

Software development is slowly being a very lucrative industry. Top internet companies definitely want to expand its user base and relevant software programs that software developers introduce in the net attracts those companies interest.

TweetDeck is an Adobe AIR desktop application for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Foursquare, MySpace and mobile phones. Like other Twitter applications, it interfaces with the Twitter API to allow users to send and receive tweets and view profiles.

Just this May 27, 2011, Twitter, Inc has bought TweetDeck for $40 million dollars. According to reports, Microsoft has also offered to buy TweetDeck but its developer has opted to sell it to Twitter.

I agree with the advice I have heard from Jerry Liao, an IT specialist, for upcoming software developers. He says that while software development is growing with a multi-million dollar potential, they should keep in mind that software development should aim to make internet or computer use easier for users. They should put the users’ benefit above all. The money making potential should only come second.

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  1. Wow thanks for sharing this nice fact. We users just have to wait, on how twitter will manage Tweetdeck.

  2. I hope it will be better... Thanks Kench :-)


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