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 the rest
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.