Twitter has acquired 51 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Smyte on June 20, 2018

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.

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Smyte
acquired by Twitter

on June 20, 2018
Fraud Detection
$65M

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

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