Google IO 2015 Coverage

Echofon for Android now available in Google Play Store

While it seems like there are more than enough Twitter clients in existence, new ones seem to pop up on a fairly regular basis. Echofon for Android is a good example as it went from an alpha release only a month ago to being available in the Google Play Store today. Echofon is not really a new Twitter client as it has been available for a long time on Apple platforms, both desktop/laptop units and mobile devices as well as Windows-based PCs. The expansion to include support for Android devices is a significant new direction that may make it especially attractive for users who are moving from an iOS device to an Android based device. Read more

Twitter to acquire TweetDeck for $40-$50 million

It was reported back in February that UberMedia was going to buy TweetDeck for approximately $25 million. Apparently that deal fell apart because Twitter jumped in and made an unsolicited counter offer.

Now we are hearing that Twitter will acquire TweetDeck for $40-$50 million and that it will be announced in a few days.

This move is believed to be a defensive strategy because UberMedia already has bought UberTwitter, EchoFon and others. Twitter could not allow UberMedia to purchase TweetDeck because it would give them too much leverage.

[via techcrunch]