TweetDeck’s death knell sounds ever louder
The action comes after TweetDeck and Twitter UK Ltd – both wholly-owned British subsidiaries – failed to file 2011 accounts by September last year. While Twitter UK later did so, TweetDeck did not, and has subsequently been struck off and closed down.
Twitter bought TweetDeck in 2011, in a deal thought to be worth around $40m, and while the programme has since been incorporated into Twitter itself, and its closure is unlikely to have any impact on users or the platform, the move is the nail in the coffin for the service, which was revered by many power users for its easy multiple account functionality.
Meanwhile, Twitter caused dismay last month when it announced it was shutting down the TweetDeck AIR, TweetDeck for Android and TweetDeck for iPhone clients.
End game was initially earmarked for today, May 7th, but Twitter has extended the API v1 retirement date until June 11, “in order to accommodate additional blackout testing”.