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Twitter Has Acquired Music App We Are Hunted

Twitter is getting into the music streaming business. The social networking company has agreed to acquire the San Francisco-based music streaming startup We are Hunted, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed.

The company is shutting down wearehunted.com, but the We are Hunted team will continue to create music services under the Twitter brand name.

Here is more from the We are Hunted blog: “There’s no question that Twitter and music go well together. Artists turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and discover new songs and albums every day. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on at Twitter.”

 

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Best Price Comparison Apps & Twitter Unfollowers: Top Stories of the Week

For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the most popular AppNewser headlines of the week, including how to tether your smartphone, Facebook ballots and how to convert your handwriting into digital text (video review embedded above).

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1. NYC Turns Pay Phones Into Tablet Kiosks

2. Convert Your Handwriting into Digital Text

3. Apps To Tether Your Verizon Phone

4. Best iPad Stylus for Writers

5. Free eBooks of the Week

6. Price Comparison Apps To Use This Holiday Season

7. Download the Top Free Apps of All Time on Kindle Fire

8. How To Accept Mobile Payments

9. Want To Know Who Has ‘Unfollowed’ You On Twitter?

10. How to convert ePub Books for use on Kindle

 

Twitter Acquires App Testing Platform Clutch.io

Twitter has acquired Clutch.io, a platform for developers to do A/B testing with their apps in a deal whose terms were not disclosed.

Clutch.io founders Eric Florenzano and Eric Maguire announced the deal in a blog post on their site, explaining that their mission “has been to help mobile developers iterate fast and grow their user base.  Now, as part of Twitter’s growth & international team, we’re excited for the opportunity to focus our efforts on Twitter’s product at a large scale.”

So what happens to the apps of Clutch.io’s current users? The blog explains more: “We’re happy to announce that over the coming weeks we will make available everything you need to run Clutch.io on your own servers, so that even after our hosted service is no longer running, you can continue to operate it on your own.  We plan on leaving our hosted service active and supported until November 1st.”