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Twitter Buys Two Startups To Make Inroads In European Social TV Market

Twitter Buys Two Startups To Make Inroads In European Social TV Market

There has been a deluge of news recently about Twitter’s push to become the king of social TV, from its acquisition of Bluefin Labs to track what consumers say about what they see on TV, to its TV Ad Targeting service that syncs Twitter and TV ad campaigns.

Now, Twitter is eyeing the European TV market. The company has acquired two European startups that work with the broadcasting industries in France and the UK.

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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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Twitter Acquires Hotspots.io For Social Media Analytics and Data Team

In what’s being called an aqui-hire, Twitter has just acquired social media analytics and data company, Hotspots.io. The Hotspots.io team, who are now part of Twitter’s “revenue engineering team,” includes Matt HuangAlexander Spicer and Ashutosh Singhal.
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Twitter Acquires Online Security Firm Dasient To Beef Up Malware Protection

In a bid to strengthen its resolve against malware and other malicious attacks, Twitter has acquired Dasient, an internet security company founded by ex-Google staffers Neil Daswani, Shariq Rizvi and Ameet Ranadive, for an undisclosed sum.

The move appears to be largely a talent purchase, and Dasient will be bringing their “technology, tools, and team” to the revenue engineering team at Twitter, effective immediately.

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