List of mergers and acquisitions by Twitter

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Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read "tweets", which are text messages limited to 280 characters. Registered users can read and post tweets but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through the website interface, SMS, or mobile device app. Twitter Inc. is based in San Francisco and has offices in New York City, Boston, and San Antonio.

Acquisitions[edit]

Number Acquisition date Company Business Country Price (USD) Category Ref(s).
1 July 15, 2008 Summize Social search  US [1]
2 November 24, 2008 Values of n Social software development [2]
3 December 23, 2009 Mixer labs Location information engine $5.17 million (in stock)[3] [4]
4 April 9, 2010 Atebits Tweetie  US Mobile Twitter app (iOS) [5]
5 April 23, 2010 Cloudhopper Mobile messaging [6]
6 June 10, 2010 Smallthought Systems Databases and analytics Analytics tools [7]
7 December 21, 2010 Fluther Q&A service [8]
8 May 25, 2011 TweetDeck Web and desktop client  US $40 million [9]
9 June 1, 2011 AdGrok Advertising [10]
10 July 5, 2011 BackType Social analytics [11]
11 August 8, 2011 Bagcheck Social sharing and discovery [12]
12 September 21, 2011 Julpan Real-time social search engine [13]
13 November 28, 2011 Whisper Systems Mobile privacy and security [14]
14 January 19, 2012 Summify Social news [15]
15 January 24, 2012 Dasient Internet security Revenue team [16]
16 March 12, 2012 Posterous Blogging platform [17]
17 April 16, 2012 Hotspots.io Social media intelligence  US Revenue engineering team [18]
18 May 10, 2012 RestEngine Personalized email marketing  US [19]
19 June 4, 2012 Nclud Boutique design agency [20]
20 August 13, 2012 Clutch.IO A/B Tester Design [21]
21 October 9, 2012 Vine Video Sharing Service $30 million [22]
22 October 16, 2012 Cabana Mobile app building software [23]
23 January 28, 2013 Crashlytics Crash reporting $100 million+ [24]
24 February 6, 2013 Bluefin Labs Social TV analytics  US $80 million [25]
25 November 1, 2012 We Are Hunted Music Service  Australia [26][27]
26 May 9, 2013 Ubalo Large-scale computing [28]
27 May 13, 2013 Lucky Sort Big Data visualization [29]
28 June 19, 2013 Spindle Labs Local Discovery  US [30]
29 August 2, 2013 Locomatix  US [31]
30 August 13, 2013 Marakana Training services [32]
31 August 28, 2013 Trendrr Advertising solutions [33]
32 September 9, 2013 MoPub Advertising solutions $350 million [34]
33 March 31, 2014 Mesagraph Social TV  France [35]
34 March 31, 2014 SecondSync Social TV  UK [35]
35 April 7, 2014 Cover Android Lockscreen App [36]
36 April 15, 2014 Gnip Data reseller $134 million [37][38]
37 June 5, 2014 Namo Media Native mobile advertising $50 million MoPub [39]
38 June 5, 2014 TapCommerce Mobile app install ads $100 million [40]
39 June 19, 2014 SnappyTV Live Clipping Service [41][42]
40 July 29, 2014 CardSpring Payment application platform Commerce [43][44]
41 July 17, 2014 Madbits Deep Learning  US Twitter Cortex [45]
42 August 1, 2014 Mitro Password security [46]
43 October 25, 2014 Twitpic Photo-Sharing Website [47]
44 January 20, 2015 ZipDial Mobile marketing and analytics  India [48][49][50][51]
45 February 11, 2015 Niche Advertising and software [52][53]
46 March 9, 2015 Periscope (app) Live-Video Streaming $50-100 million [54]
47 April 2, 2015 TenXer Collaboration Platform under $50 million [55]
48 April 28, 2015 TellApart Advertising $479 million [56]
49 June 17, 2015 Whetlab Machine Learning  US Twitter Cortex [57]
50 October 21, 2015 Fastlane Deployment Services [58]
51 October 21, 2015 ZeroPush Push Notification Services  US [59][60]
52 April 8, 2016 Peer Employee and Manager Feedback Tool  US [61]
53 June 20, 2016 Magic Pony Technology Advanced Video Upscaling, Compression and Enhancement  UK $150 million [62]
54 December 1, 2016 Yes, Inc Social Apps Developer  US [63]
55 June 21, 2018 Smyte Spam & Fraud Prevention Service  US [64]
56 April 17, 2019 Highly Highlight sharing application [65]
57 Jun 3, 2019 Fabula AI Geometric Deep Learning & Fake-News detection.  UK [66]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  64. ^ Perez, Sarah. "Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte". TechCrunch. Retrieved 23 June 2018.
  65. ^ Constine, Josh (2019-04-17). "Twitter acquihires highlight sharing app Highly". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2019-04-17.
  66. ^ "Twitter acquires Fabula AI to strengthen its machine learning expertise". blog.twitter.com. Retrieved 2019-06-03.

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