Twitter has completed their acquisition of TweetDeck, one of the most popular clients for the microblogging service.
The purchase ended for just over $40 million in cash and stock with the closing papers signed today.
TweetDeck had been previously linked to UberMedia, who was looking to purchase the client for $30 million and had an exclusive negotiating window that ran out. Uber has the top Twitter app for BlackBerry (UberSocial) and the “highest rated” Twitter app for Android, Twidroyd and has been allegedly cooking up a plan for a “Twitter killing” service.
As arguably the best Twitter client around (and accounting for 13 percent of all tweets sent on a daily basis), TweetDeck is a hot commodity for the microblogging platform and remains the top app for “power users,” those who tweet many times per day from many different devices.
TweetDeck also allows users to connect their LinkedIn and Facebook platforms to one app.
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Netflix has announced the public beta of its streaming movie player for Mac computers, marking the first time Mac users can use the company’s extensive “Watch Instantly” library.
Users can now opt-in to try out the player as long they have Microsoft’s Silverlight animation plug-in.
Mac users will have access to over 12,000 titles and the company says they will continue to add more content on a daily basis. The program will become available outside of the beta stage by Christmas.
There is some DRM in the beta however which will limit the number of authorized devices to six, and each device must have Silverlight installed.