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Posts Tagged ‘Acquisition’

Meet Twitter’s Newest 14 Employees, All Formerly Of TweetDeck

They have between 174 and 9986 followers, they’ve been developing for Twitter’s API for years, and they’re Twitter’s 14 newest employees. Meet the new faces of Twitter, Inc., all formerly of TweetDeck.

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Why Twitter Should Create New Ads Just For TweetDeck

Since the announcement Wednesday that Twitter had purchased TweetDeck, the official word from both companies has been that they will “continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love.” However, the subtext has been that they will target TweetDeck at the “power” Twitter users, those who need advanced features. And herein exists the possibility that Twitter will transform the now-free TweetDeck into a money-making utility, with new ad products designed just for the platform.
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Does Facebook’s aquisition of Beluga threaten Twitter?

Facebook’s recent purchase of mobile messaging start-up Beluga may put it in position to legitimately compete with Twitter due to its  closed group messaging functionality, going against the grain of the public information access so inherent to Twitter’s model.
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WebMediaBrands and AllTwitter Announce Acquisition of Blog

We’re excited to bring you some news that will change the way you get your Twitter fix from AllTwitter: our parent company, WebMediaBrands, has acquired the long-time Twitter analysis blog We’ll be adding its author, Shea Bennett to the AllTwitter team to provide his unique and insightful analysis of Twitter to you, our reader. The full press release is below the jump.

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Is UberMedia Headed for a Clash with Twitter?

UberMedia – a Twitter-based company built by Bill Gross, the man behind the Google Ads business model – has been on a Twitter app-buying binge lately, making moves that have serious implications for the future of the Twitter ecosystem.
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UberMedia will Likely Acquire TweetDeck by end of February

Apps built on the back of Twitter appear to be a hot commodity this year, with a major acquisition set to be finalized by the end of this month. TweetDeck, one of the most popular Twitter dashboards, is in the final stages of acquisition talks with growing Twitter app empire UberMedia.

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‘People Familiar’ With a Bajillion Exaggerations Bloat Valuations by the Billions

A Wall Street Journal story addressing, ironically enough, tech industry hyperbole, starts with the statement that certain people “familiar with the matter” have said Twitter has had low-level acquisition talks with executives at both Facebook and Google. Then it shuts the door on that notion by stating the talks have gone nowhere. The click-bait-y “Twitter In Acquisition Talks” headlines poured in nevertheless.
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UberMedia Acquires Mixx, Shows Strong Growth in Twitter App Development Space

It looks like one Twitter app maker wants a much bigger piece of the Twitter pie: UberMedia, formerly known as PostUp, formerly known as TweetUp, has made two developer acquisitions in recent weeks. UberMedia creates Twitter applications for mobile and web, and it’s expanding – fast.
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Why You Can’t Wait Another Day to Launch Your Twitter Startup

2011 is going to be the year of Twitter startups: if you’ve been playing with an idea for one, now’s the time to get the ball rolling. Today marked a huge acquisition of a small Twitter startup that could signal good things to come for early Twitter-based startups, and getting in on these trends now can be the difference between a $10 million acquisition or a flop.
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