All Tweets On Deck
It looks as though Twitter may finally have settled on a deal to buy renowned Twitter client, TweetDeck (my still all-time favorite Tweeting tool).
According to TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington, the deal is finally going down for between $40-50M (includes both cash and Twitter stock), but it’s mainly a defensive posture, working to prevent UberMedia from grabbing all the key Twitter-related startups.
Of course, after the Bin Laden episode, Twitter may need all the horsepower it can get.
TechCrunch also reported that the breaking Bin Laden news had the highest sustained Tweet rate in history, at 3,440 Tweets per second.
Guess you can’t really say Osama didn’t go out without a bang.
Meanwhile, the Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) network saga continues, with Joystiq reporting the company servers were offline across the board, and that the user data was stolen as part of the original intrusion.
Yesterday, Sony executives in Japan were seen taking their customary humbled bows of apology before a press conference.
Hopefully it was a deep bow, as this latest news indicated the attack resulted in roughly 24.6 million accounts possibly having been breached. Ouch.
This could be a good time to head back to school. If you’re in the business of providing access to information and services via the Web, the IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference might just be the trick.
The event will be held May 16-19 in Orlando, Florida, and will feature some of IBM’s key thought leaders in this area, including Larry Bowden, our VP, Portals and Web Experience Software, and Sandy Carter, VP, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions.
This event sold out in Chicago last year, and is dedicated to helping organizations be more successful by highlighting proven business solutions and technical strategies designed to keep pace with rapidly evolving Web user demand and expectations.
You can learn more here.