List of mergers and acquisitions by Twitter

Summary

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, Seattle, Boulder, and London.

Acquisitions

Number Date Company Business Country Price (USD) Category More information about the acquired or merged company References
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 [19]
20 August 13, 2012 Clutch.IO A/B tester Design [20]
21 October 9, 2012 Vine Video sharing service $30 million [21]
22 October 16, 2012 Cabana Mobile app building software [22]
23 January 28, 2013 Crashlytics Crash reporting $100 million+ [23]
24 February 6, 2013 Bluefin Labs Social TV analytics  US $80 million [23]
25 November 1, 2012 We Are Hunted Music service  Australia [24][25]
26 May 9, 2013 Ubalo Large-scale computing [26]
27 May 13, 2013 Lucky Sort Big Data visualization [27]
28 June 19, 2013 Spindle Labs Local discovery  US [28]
29 August 2, 2013 Locomatix  US [29]
30 August 13, 2013 Marakana Training services [30]
31 August 28, 2013 Trendrr Advertising solutions [31]
32 September 9, 2013 MoPub Advertising solutions $350 million [32]
33 March 31, 2014 Mesagraph Social TV  France [33]
34 March 31, 2014 SecondSync Social TV  UK [33]
35 April 7, 2014 Cover Android lockscreen app [34]
36 April 15, 2014 Gnip Data reseller $134 million [35][36]
37 June 5, 2014 Namo Media Native mobile advertising $50 million MoPub [37]
38 June 5, 2014 TapCommerce Mobile app install ads $100 million [38]
39 June 19, 2014 SnappyTV Live clipping service [39][40]
40 July 29, 2014 CardSpring Payment application platform Commerce [41][42]
41 July 17, 2014 Madbits Deep learning  US Twitter Cortex [43]
42 August 1, 2014 Mitro Password security [44]
43 October 25, 2014 Twitpic Photo-sharing website [45]
44 January 20, 2015 ZipDial Mobile marketing and analytics  India [46][47][48][49]
45 February 11, 2015 Niche Advertising and software [50][51]
46 March 9, 2015 Periscope Live-video streaming $50–100 million [52]
47 April 2, 2015 TenXer Collaboration platform under $50 million [53]
48 April 28, 2015 TellApart Advertising $479 million [54]
49 June 17, 2015 Whetlab Machine learning  US Twitter Cortex [55]
50 October 21, 2015 Fastlane Deployment services  Austria [56]
51 October 21, 2015 ZeroPush Push notification services  US [57][58]
52 April 8, 2016 Peer Employee and manager feedback tool  US [59]
53 June 20, 2016 Magic Pony Technology Advanced video upscaling, compression and enhancement  UK $150 million [60]
54 December 1, 2016 Yes, Inc Social apps developer  US [61]
55 June 21, 2018 Smyte Spam & fraud prevention service  US $65 million [62]
56 April 17, 2019 Highly Highlight sharing application [63]
57 June 3, 2019 Fabula AI Geometric deep learning & fake-news detection  UK [64]
58 November 21, 2019 Aiden.ai AI-powered digital marketing  UK [65]
59 February 19, 2020 Chroma Labs Visual Stories App  US [66]
60 May 12, 2020 CrossInstall Programmatic interactive mobile ads at scale  US [67]
61 December 14, 2020 Squad Real-time social video  US Squad was a technology startup providing live group video calling with cowatching. It was acquired by Twitter in December 2020.[68][69]
It was founded by Esther Crawford, Ethan Sutin, who raised $7.2 million in seed funding from investors that included Y Combinator, First Round Capital, and Betaworks.[70] Squad's technology allowed users to view synchronized content during group video calls. Squad's core features will be integrated into the Twitter app.
[71][72]
62 January 2021 Breaker Social podcasting  US Twitter Spaces [73][74][75]
63 January 6, 2021 Ueno Creative agency [76]
64 January 25, 2021 DriveScale Storage Technology  US [77]
65 January 26, 2021 Revue Newsletter platform  Netherlands [78][79]

See also

References

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  20. ^ "Twitter Acquires Nclud for International Facelift". WebProNews. June 4, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
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  27. ^ "Twitter Acquires Data-Mining Startup Lucky Sort". DowJones.com. May 13, 2013. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  28. ^ "Twitter to Acquire U.W.-Madison Start-Up Locomatix". Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  29. ^ "Twitter buys Boston startup, Spindle Labs, its third local acquisition this year". The Boston Globe. June 19, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  30. ^ "Twitter Buys Open Source Training Company Marakana To Power New "Twitter University" For Engineers". TechCrunch. August 13, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  31. ^ "With Trendrr Acquisition, Twitter Continues To Beef Up Its Social TV Efforts". TechCrunch. August 28, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  32. ^ "Twitter Buys MoPub For $350M To Up The Ante In Mobile Advertising". TechCrunch. September 9, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
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  41. ^ "Twitter Acquires Payment Startup CardSpring For Real-Time Commerce". Business Insider. July 17, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
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  43. ^ "Twitter acquires deep learning startup Madbits". Gigaom. July 29, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
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  54. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. "Twitter Ended Up Paying $479M For Ad Tech Startup TellApart, 10-K Reveals". TechCrunch. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  55. ^ "Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab". TechCrunch. June 17, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
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  57. ^ "ZeroPush has joined Twitter!". ZeroPush. October 21, 2015. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
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  60. ^ Lunden, Ingrid (June 20, 2016). "Twitter pays up to $150M for Magic Pony Technology, which uses neural networks to improve images". TechCrunch. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  61. ^ "Twitter buys startup Yes, Inc. and scores a new VP of product in the process".
  62. ^ Perez, Sarah. "Twitter acquires anti-abuse technology provider Smyte". TechCrunch. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
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  65. ^ "London Martech Firm Aiden.ai Acquired by Twitter". Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  66. ^ "Twitter acquires Stories template maker Chroma Labs". Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  67. ^ "Twitter acquires mobile adtech firm CrossInstall". Retrieved January 1, 2021.
  68. ^ "Twitter acquires screen-sharing social app Squad". Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  69. ^ "Twitter bought a startup that lets you virtually hang out with your friends". Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  70. ^ "Squad, the 'anti-bro startup,' is creating a safe space for teenage girls online". Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  71. ^ "Twitter acquires screen-sharing social app Squad". Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  72. ^ "Twitter bought a startup that lets you virtually hang out with your friends". Retrieved December 15, 2020.
  73. ^ "Twitter acquires social podcasting app Breaker, team to help build Twitter Spaces". Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  74. ^ "Twitter acquires Breaker podcast app, will integrate its team to Spaces". Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  75. ^ "Twitter Acquires Podcast App 'Breaker' To Improve Its New Chatroom Platform Called Spaces". Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  76. ^ Perez, Sarah (January 7, 2021). "Twitter acqui-hires creative agency Ueno to help design new products". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on January 7, 2021. Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  77. ^ "Twitter Consumes DriveScale". Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  78. ^ "Making Twitter a better home for writers". Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  79. ^ "Twitter acquires newsletter platform Revue". Retrieved January 26, 2021.

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