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April 19, 2011: 9:55 AM ET

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  • Twitter, the subject of Fortune's cover story this month, is reportedly in advanced talks to buy third-party application TweetDeck for around $50 million. The potential acquisition comes at a time when the social network is trying to go mainstream. (Wall Street Journal)
  • Wal-Mart paid over $300 million to buy Kosmix, maker of a social media platform that organizes content by topic. (Its most well-known product is probably the real-time social media filter TweetBeat.) (All Things D)
  • Netflix is planning additional Instant streaming plans for later this year. At least one of those will allow an account to stream content to multiple devices at the same time. (GigaOm) More
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