Twitter is looking to buy Tweetdeck for $50 million. That’s according to, “…people familiar with the matter,” who have spoken to the Wall Street Journal. There’s no word yet on what the deal means for either party.
As Electronista points out, Tweetdeck is largely based in the UK. With Twitter said to be wanting to open a London office, this acquisition would certainly help in the service growing its presence on these shores.
There’s no official line from either company on whether the deal is going through soon. But seeing as Tweetdeck’s desktop application is far smarter than the official Twitter one, you can expect to see some features be shared if a deal is struck.