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 140 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 [2]
2 November 24, 2008 Values of n Social software development [3]
3 December 23, 2009 Mixer labs Location information engine $5.17 million (in stock)[4] [5]
4 April 9, 2010 Atebits Tweetie Mobile Twitter app (iOS) [6]
5 April 23, 2010 Cloudhopper Mobile messaging [7]
6 June 10, 2010 Smallthought Systems Databases and analytics Analytics tools [8]
7 December 21, 2010 Fluther Q&A service [9]
8 May 25, 2011 TweetDeck Web and desktop client $40 million [10]
9 June 1, 2011 AdGrok Advertising [11]
10 July 5, 2011 BackType Social analytics [12]
11 August 8, 2011 Bagcheck Social sharing and discovery [13]
12 September 21, 2011 Julpan Real-time social search engine [14]
13 November 28, 2011 Whisper Systems Mobile privacy and security [15]
14 January 19, 2012 Summify Social news [16]
15 January 24, 2012 Dasient Internet security Revenue team [17]
16 March 12, 2012 Posterous Blogging platform [18]
17 April 16, 2012 Hotspots.io Social media intelligence Revenue engineering team [19]
18 May 10, 2012 RestEngine Personalized email marketing [20]
19 June 4, 2012 Nclud Boutique design agency [21]
20 August 13, 2012 Clutch.IO A/B Tester Design [22]
21 October 9, 2012 Vine Video Sharing Service $30 million [23]
22 October 16, 2012 Cabana Mobile app building software [24]
23 January 28, 2013 Crashlytics Crash reporting $100 million+ [25]
24 February 6, 2013 Bluefin Labs Social TV analytics  USA $80 million [26]
25 November 1, 2012 We Are Hunted Music Service  Australia [27][28]
26 May 9, 2013 Ubalo Large-scale computing [29]
27 May 13, 2013 Lucky Sort Big Data visualization [30]
28 June 19, 2013 Spindle Labs Local Discovery  USA [31]
29 August 2, 2013 Locomatix  USA [32]
30 August 13, 2013 Marakana Training services [33]
31 August 28, 2013 Trendrr Advertising solutions [34]
32 September 9, 2013 MoPub Advertising solutions $350 million [35]
33 March 31, 2014 Mesagraph Social TV  France
34 March 31, 2014 SecondSync Social TV  England
35 April 7, 2014 Cover Android Lockscreen App
36 April 15, 2014 Gnip Data reseller $134 million
37 June 5, 2014 Namo Media Native mobile advertising $50 million MoPub [36]
38 June 5, 2014 TapCommerce Mobile app install ads $100 million [37]
39 June 19, 2014 SnappyTV Live Clipping Service
40 July 29, 2014 CardSpring Payment application platform Commerce [38][39]
41 July 17, 2014 Madbits Deep Learning  USA Twitter Cortex [40]
42 August 1, 2014 Mitro Password security [41]
43 October 25, 2014 Twitpic Photo-Sharing Website
44 January 20, 2015 ZipDial Mobile marketing and analytics  India [42][43][44][45]
45 February 11, 2015 Niche Advertising
46 March 9, 2015 Periscope (app) Live-Video Streaming $100 million
47 April 2, 2015 TenXer Collaboration Platform
48 April 28, 2015 TellApart Advertising $479 million [46]
49 June 17, 2015 Whetlab Machine Learning  USA Twitter Cortex [47]
50 October 21, 2015 Fastlane Deployment Services
51 October 21, 2015 ZeroPush Push Notification Services  USA [48][49]
52 April 9, 2016 Peer Employee and Manager Feedback Tool  USA
53 June 20, 2016 Magic Pony Technology Advanced Video Upscaling, Compression and Enhancement  UK $150 million
54 December 1, 2016 Yes, Inc Social Apps Developer  USA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Twitter Acquires Tweetie". TechCrunch. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  7. ^ Thau, Kevin (2010-04-23). "Cloudhopping". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
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  12. ^ "Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Platform BackType". TechCrunch. 2011-07-05. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  13. ^ "Down forever". BagCheck. 2013-09-24. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
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  26. ^ "Twitter's Boston Acquisitions: Crashlytics Tops $100M, Bluefin Labs Close Behind". Xconomy. 2013-02-05. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  27. ^ "Twitter Makes Big Acquisition, Buys Social TV Analytics Company Bluefin Labs". Business Insider. 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
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  29. ^ "Twitter Acquires Palo Alto-Based Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo". TechCrunch. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  30. ^ "Twitter Acquires Data-Mining Startup Lucky Sort". DowJones.com. 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  31. ^ "Twitter to Acquire U.W.-Madison Start-Up Locomatix". Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  32. ^ "Twitter buys Boston startup, Spindle Labs, its third local acquisition this year". Boston.com. 2013-06-19. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  33. ^ "Twitter Buys Open Source Training Company Marakana To Power New "Twitter University" For Engineers". TechCrunch. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  34. ^ "With Trendrr Acquisition, Twitter Continues To Beef Up Its Social TV Efforts". TechCrunch. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
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  38. ^ "Twitter Acquires Payment Startup CardSpring For Real-Time Commerce". Business Insider. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  39. ^ "Welcoming CardSpring to the Twitter team". Twitter. 2014-07-17. Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  40. ^ "Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits". Gigaom. 2014-07-29. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  41. ^ "Mitro is joining Twitter and is now open source". Mitro Labs. 2014-08-01. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
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  47. ^ "Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab". TechCrunch. 2015-06-17. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  48. ^ "ZeroPush has joined Twitter!". ZeroPush. October 21, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
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