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.”
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.