CNNMoney reports that the papers have been signed and Twitter has acquired Tweetdeck for $40 million in cash and stock. However the deal has yet to be announced and it looks like Twitter is keeping quiet for the moment.
“For all those who might be curious, we continue to not comment on rumors,” reads the latest tweet from the company’s global PR Twitter feed.
PCWorld proposes that at the root of the acquisition is Twitter’s desire to create a “consistent experience for its users.” It’s likely that the sale won’t impact users too much, but it does keep app developer UberMedia from purchasing it. UberMedia is the home of UberTwitter, which had an announcement of its own this morning: a partnership with Ashton Kutcher for a new app called A.Plus. Based on Kutcher’s Twitter handle (@aplusk), the app will showcase causes, projects, and other info.