Morning wrap: Tweetdeck absorbed into Twitter mothership

  • Twitter really does seem determined to stamp out the proliferating ecosystems of Twitter clients. TweetDeck, one of the most popular examples of the genre, which had ambitions of branching out to other social media realms, has been purchased by Twitter for upwards of $40 million. [TechCrunch]
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  • Apple is the world's "most valuable brand," if you believe a press release put out by a company that calls itself "BrandZ". [Chicago Tribune]
  • AMD is looking to move to an open source BIOS. [The H]
  • One blogger says that Microsoft has "the Wal-Mart disease," which is even worse than it sounds. [Forbes]
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