Twitter has acquired 51 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Adrenaline Mobility on April 4, 2014

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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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

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