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‘Twitter Music’ Launches For Select Users (Not You)

This is a dual announcement: An aqui-hire and an app development.

We told you Twitter was planning to launch its own music app – and now it has! Well, it kind of has. It will be made available to the unverified masses soon enough.

And this music app launch will be made possible by Twitter’s latest aqui-hire: We Are Hunted.

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Twitter’s Latest Aquihire To Focus On Wooing Third Party Developers

Third party app developers are ticked at Twitter lately – we all know that.

And lately, Twitter has been very visible, particularly its CEO, chatting up the Interwebs about how successful Twitter has become and its plans to continue on that path. And maybe (just . . . maybe) they’ve realized that being known as the place where developers should NOT innovate is not such a great rep to have long-term. Maybe.

Either way, they’ve aqui-hired a team to focus specifically on third party app developers, so that must be a good sign, right?

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Twitter Acquires Video Service; Are Third Party Video Developers In Danger Now Too?

Earlier today, we heard that Twitter was considering building its own video-hosting technology and now we’ve learned they just acquired a video clip company.

Beware, third party video developers. Beware.

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Newest Twitter Aqui-hire: Clutch.io

Clutch.io announced on its blog earlier today that it has joined Twitter’s flock.

What is Clutch.io? According to its website, it’s “an easy to integrate library for native iOS applications designed to help you develop faster and deploy instantly.”
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Twitter Acquires Targeted Email Provider, RestEngine

We’re not seeing it yet on Twitter’s blog, but the RestEngine website greets viewers with a pop-up announcing the acquisition.
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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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