Twitter in talks to buy TweetDeck


SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter is in “advanced talks” to buy TweetDeck, a popular platform for accessing the service, for some $50 million, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Asked about the report, Twitter said, “We don’t comment on rumors. We don’t provide off-the-record background on rumors. We don’t wink twice or release puffs of smoke about rumors.”

While declining to comment on a TweetDeck acquisition, a Twitter spokesman did confirm that the San Francisco-based startup had plans to open an office in London, as reported by the Journal.

The spokesman said Twitter, however, had not yet determined where it would locate a European headquarters.

TweetDeck is one a number of programs used to access Twitter from mobile phones, laptops or desktop computers. TweetDeck employs around 15 people, most of whom are located in Britain.

The Journal’s report of a TweetDeck acquisition comes amid management changes at Twitter. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey returned to the company last month as executive chairman to head its product team.

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