Talk about swings and roundabouts. In this case, Silicon Roundabouts. For Tweetdeck holds a special place in the growing galaxy of London tech startups and news today that it is still ‘in play‘ as an acquisition target is fascinating.
Back in February we reported – pretty confidently – that UberMedia had acquired Tweetdeck for $30m, although no party had released any official statement. If true then this would have given Bill Gross’ company, after buying EchoFon, another popular Twitter client, 20% of the userbase of Twitter. Tweetdeck reportedly has 11% of active Twitter users.
But oh what users they are.