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Twitter has effectively killed UK-based Tweetdeck Ltd just two years after it bought the social media dashboard for $40m.

The final blow was dealt by failing to file its subsidiary's accounts with Blighty's companies registrar, as required by law, forcing officials to dissolve the biz.

Documents at Companies House reveal that Tweetdeck, which was founded by now multimillionaire Iain Dodsworth in 2008, was struck off today.

In January, it became clear that Tweetdeck would be closed down after repeatedly failing to submit its financial accounts. A notice appeared showing that the company was earmarked for "compulsory strike-off action".

It has now been "dissolved" and removed from the official register of businesses in the UK.

Twitter told Sky News:

TweetDeck the product continues to thrive as part of Twitter, but the old TweetDeck company has been dormant for some time, with no outstanding liabilities; hence our agreement with the move to dissolve it.

However, the filings with Companies House show that the strike-off action was temporarily suspended in mid-March, because an unnamed individual had objected to Tweetdeck being dissolved.

The UK subsidiary of San Francisco-based Twitter Inc missed two financial accounts deadlines in September and December last year and was subsequently fined £375 by Companies House for each cock-up. ®

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