Latest: January 23, 2018 - Confirm.io acquired by Facebook (Undisclosed)Definitive list of tech acquisitions

Twitter is a social-media platform known for public conversations and self-expression. It is a network that lets the users share their ideas, opinions, views, news and other kind of information. It is based in San Francisco and has major offices in San Antonio, Boston and New York City.

The platform was a result of a brainstorming session by a podcasting company called Odeo. Jack Dorsey then initiated the idea of texting to a group of people. This resulted in the creation of Twitter by Evan Williams, Jeremy LaTrasse, Noah E. Glass, Christopher Isaac Stone and Jack Dorsey himself. Twitter’s first code name was ‘twttr’. Its first version was introduced in 2006 and by the year 2007, almost 400,000 tweets were already posted. Since then, Twitter has 330 million active users and among them are some really famous public figures.

The major services provided by Twitter include live conversations, live connections and live commentary. Twitter has created an application for every mobile platform, which provides social networking and microblogging services. The website runs mainly through the internet, however, it can also be operated using just a mobile phone without internet connection.

Moreover, Twitter is used as a major marketing tool by businesses. Twitter has around 358000 employees. 30.73% of its shares are owned by other institutions, 21.51% by mutual fund holders and 15.37 by Individual stakeholders.

Twitter’s exceptional popularity and revenues led it to acquire some companies to make itself stronger. The first of many Twitter acquisitions was Summize, which is a search engine for finding most viewed and liked services. It was acquired in 2006. After that Twitter acquired a total of 50 companies.

Twitter acquisitions were blogged by main news sources. However, it might be possible, that Twitter has acquired more companies than these 50 listed below.

Yes, Inc

Acquired by Twitter
on December 1, 2016
Mobile
Undisclosed

Peer

Acquired by Twitter
on April 7, 2016
Apps
Undisclosed

ZeroPush

Acquired by Twitter
on October 26, 2015
Messaging
Undisclosed

Fastlane

Acquired by Twitter
on October 22, 2015
Mobile
Undisclosed

Whetlab

Acquired by Twitter
on June 17, 2015
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

TellApart

Acquired by Twitter
on April 28, 2015
E-Commerce
$479m

tenXer

Acquired by Twitter
on April 2, 2015
Analytics
$50m

Periscope Co

Acquired by Twitter
on March 10, 2015
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Niche

Acquired by Twitter
on February 11, 2015
Social Media Marketing
$50m

Zipdial

Acquired by Twitter
on January 19, 2015
Developer Tools
$30m

Gnip

Acquired by Twitter
on August 11, 2014
Enterprise Software
$134m

Mitro

Acquired by Twitter
on July 31, 2014
Enterprise Software
Undisclosed

MADBITS

Acquired by Twitter
on July 29, 2014
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

CardSpring

Acquired by Twitter
on July 17, 2014
E-Commerce
Undisclosed

TapCommerce

Acquired by Twitter
on June 30, 2014
Advertising
$100m

SnappyTV

Acquired by Twitter
on June 19, 2014
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Namo Media

Acquired by Twitter
on June 5, 2014
Marketing
$50m

SecondSync

Acquired by Twitter
on March 31, 2014
Web Development
Undisclosed

Mesagraph

Acquired by Twitter
on March 31, 2014
Software
Undisclosed

MoPub

Acquired by Twitter
on September 9, 2013
Mobile Advertising
$350m

Trendrr

Acquired by Twitter
on August 28, 2013
Enterprise Software
Undisclosed

Marakana

Acquired by Twitter
on August 13, 2013
Education
Undisclosed

Spindle

Acquired by Twitter
on June 19, 2013
Location Based Services
Undisclosed

Lucky Sort

Acquired by Twitter
on May 13, 2013
Analytics
Undisclosed

Ubalo

Acquired by Twitter
on May 9, 2013
Service Industry
Undisclosed

Bluefin Labs

Acquired by Twitter
on February 4, 2013
Analytics
$80m

Crashlytics

Acquired by Twitter
on January 28, 2013
Mobile
$100m

Cabana

Acquired by Twitter
on October 18, 2012
Mobile
Undisclosed

Vine

Acquired by Twitter
on October 9, 2012
Video Sharing
$30m

Clutch.io

Acquired by Twitter
on August 13, 2012
Mobile
Undisclosed

Hotspots.io

Acquired by Twitter
on April 17, 2012
Analytics
Undisclosed

Posterous

Acquired by Twitter
on March 12, 2012
Blogging
Undisclosed

Dasient

Acquired by Twitter
on January 24, 2012
Fraud Detection
Undisclosed

Summify

Acquired by Twitter
on January 19, 2012
News
Undisclosed

Whisper Systems

Acquired by Twitter
on November 28, 2011
Security
Undisclosed

Julpan

Acquired by Twitter
on September 21, 2011
Social Media
Undisclosed

Bagcheck

Acquired by Twitter
on August 8, 2011
Social Media
Undisclosed

BackType

Acquired by Twitter
on July 5, 2011
Advertising
Undisclosed

AdGrok

Acquired by Twitter
on May 31, 2011
Advertising Platforms
$10m

TweetDeck

Acquired by Twitter
on May 2, 2011
Software
$40m

Fluther

Acquired by Twitter
on December 21, 2010
Consumer Reviews
Undisclosed

Dabble DB

Acquired by Twitter
on June 10, 2010
Mobile Apps
Undisclosed

Cloudhopper

Acquired by Twitter
on April 22, 2010
Mobile
Undisclosed

Atebits

Acquired by Twitter
on April 9, 2010
Apps
Undisclosed

Mixer Labs

Acquired by Twitter
on December 23, 2009
Search Engine
$5.2m

Values of n

Acquired by Twitter
on November 24, 2008
Software
Undisclosed

Summize

Acquired by Twitter
on July 15, 2008
Search Engine
$15m

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