Here are the highlights on technology industry news and other worthy information. 1.)    According to and a CNN report, Twitter purchased TweetDeck for $40 million yesterday on May 23th.   The deal has not been officially announced, but a purchase agreement was signed. 2.)    LIN TV Corp. announced it will carry Bounce TV, an over-the-air broadcast television network for African-American audiences, in five markets when the network launches this fall. Bounce TV will be seen on LIN TV Corp. stations in Indianapolis, Hartford/New Haven, Norfolk, Dayton and Mobile/Pensacola as part of the multi-year agreement (this information provided by 3.)    Barnes & Noble introduced its newest Nook e-reader and filed for the trademark “The Simple Touch Reader.” 4.)    New App for smartphones - WhatsApp Messenger.  It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.  Since WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.  In addition to basic messaging users can send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.