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Twitter Acquires TV Analytics Provider Trendrr

Another link in the daisy chain between Twitter and TV: Twitter has acquired New York-based Trendrr, which provides TV networks, publishers, and media agencies with tools to track social TV engagement.

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Twitter Buys Search Technology Company Spindle

Another Twitter acquisition to add to the list: Spindle, a search technology company that informs users about what’s happening at local businesses around them – kind of like the “push” to Foursquare’s “pull.”

Spindle, based in Boston, will be relocating to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters, and its services will be “sunsetted” (shut down) as the company focuses on “new and exciting opportunities,” according to the Spindle blog.

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Twitter Acquires Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo

Twitter announced yesterday afternoon that it has acquired a little-known scalable computing startup called Ubalo.

Founded in 2011, Palo Alto-based Ubalo simplifies large-scale computing, enabling its users to write just the code they need for analysis or processing without worrying about the complexities of integration and scaling.

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A History Of Twitter’s Acquisitions

Over the past six years, Twitter has acquired no less than 19 companies. Some acquisitions, like TweetDeck, made a huge splash in the Twitter-related news-sphere, while others were more quietly done.

Here’s a look at Twitter’s acquisition history from 2008 to today.
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Twitter Acquires Design Agency Nclud’s Intellectual Property (And Co-Founders)

Twitter has acquired the intellectual property of design agency Nclud, and has brought some of its team into the flock.

Nclud’s co-founder Martin Ringlein announced in a tweet that he has become Twitter’s new design manager, and that he and two other former Nclud employees were busy filling out paperwork to start their new lives at Twitter.
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Facebook Envy? Twitter Tried To Buy Photo App After Facebook Acquired Instagram

Shortly after Facebook acquired Instagram for a hefty $1 billion, Twitter entered into talks to acquire Tap Tap Tap, the maker of mobile photo app Camera+, according to reports from Bloomberg.
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Meet The Newest Addition To Twitter’s Acquisition Spree: Julpan

Twitter has acquired Julpan, a year-old startup with “early-alpha-stage search technology that analyzes social activity across the Web” at its disposal.

The entire Julpan team will be joining Twitter, with its founder and CEO taking the top spot as Director of Engineering.
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HubSpot Acquires Twitter App Directory Oneforty, Invents The “Tweet Release”

Leave it to HubSpot, the social media marketing company, to announce their acquisition of the Twitter app directory Oneforty in a series of hashtag and @mention-rich tweets.

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Twitter Acquires Social Media Analytics Company BackType

Twitter has just purchased the social media analytics company BackType, bringing on both the technology and members of the team. The financials of the deal were undisclosed.
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Twitter’s Next Acquisition Might Be AdGrok, But “It’s Complicated”

Rumors have been flying that Twitter is set to make another acquisition, this time in the “under $10 million” range. The company is eying San Francisco-based AdGrok, a platform that simplifies contextual keyword bidding within Google Adwords… but the deal is currently “complicated”.
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