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Why (mostly) killing TweetDeck isn’t such a bad thing

I'm going to start off with a disclaimer; I've never particularly liked TweetDeck. I find its interface clunky, and as someone who works in social media, it doesn't quite have the suite of tools that other products like Hootsuite offer. However, it is one of the most popular Twitter clients out there, and the news of it now being discontinued on mobile, to live on as a Web and Chrome app, has been met with widespread dismay. But Twitter (mostly) killing TweetDeck is a good thing, and here's why.
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Web

Google to permanently shut down Google Video by May 13

Google have announced via an email sent to Google Video users that it is shutting down the service permanently next month. Google Video stopped accepting user upload in May 2009 but has now decided to remove all video from the service which it will close indefinitely on May 13.
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Mobile

Microsoft discontinue Zune production

Microsoft will no longer release further iterations of Zune hardware, but will instead concentrate on integrating Zune software and functionality into other devices like the Xbox and those running Windows Phone 7.