Twitter Shut Down TweetDeck

"tweet deck"Twitter have confirmed that they have shut down the company Tweetdeck Limited after it failed to file accounts with the British authority Companies House.

According to a report by the British newspaper the Telegraph, the firm was struck off as a company after Companies House issued several warnings to the company that they needed to file accounts relating to the business from as far back as 2011.

TweetDeck Limited has now been officially dissolved as a company but the services from TweetDeck will continue to operate.

TweetDeck is used by individuals and companies to manage twitter accounts and is especially used by those who have several Twitter accounts and want to manage their social media marketing and presence on the micro blogging site.

While the closure of TweetDeck in such circumstances may be seen as a blow to Twitter the company do not seem to mind about the current situation.

A spokesman for Twitter said: ““TweetDeck the product continues to thrive as part of Twitter, but the old company has been dormant for some time, with no outstanding liabilities; hence our agreement with the move to dissolve it.”

Now the TweetDeck company will no longer be registered as a British company and its assets will now be merged and integrated into the rest of the operating systems that make up twitter who are instead registered as a business in the US in San Francisco.

The development of TweetDeck will continue to be based in the UK in London where it was founded by Ian Dodsworth and then eventually bought by Twitter in May 2011 for a massive £25 million.

TweetDeck has come out on top as one of many third party apps looking to help Twitter users to manage their twitter accounts and to keep control of what is going on across several accounts.

The dominance of TweetDeck has no doubt been in no small part to the fact that Twitter have restricted the access of third party apps in the recent past to allow their own products to become the most popular on the market.

But changes are being made to TweetDeck by Twitter and these will include it no longer being able to post to Facebook while software from TweetDeck focusing on browser based apps is also to be stopped.

The Twitter spokesman concluded: “In many ways, doubling down on the TweetDeck web experience and discontinuing our app support is a reflection of where our TweetDeck power-users are going.”


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