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Twitter acquires malvertising protection service Dasient

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By The Drum Team, Editorial

January 24, 2012 | 1 min read

Online protection service Desient has been acquired by Twitter, which will see the company pass on its technology, tools and staff to the social media platform’s revenue engineering team.

The California company announced its acquisition on its own blog, stating; “By joining Twitter, Dasient will be able to apply its technology and team to the world’s largest real-time information network. As part of this merger, Dasient is winding down its business and is no longer able to accept new customers.”

The announcement also thanked companies such as Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Floodgate and Benhamou Global Ventures and added the contact information through Twitter of its senior team.

Dasient launched its web anti-malware platform in 2009, and its anti-malvertising service, which protected advertising networks and publishers from malicious adverts, in 2010.

Last week, Twitter also completed the acquisition of email service Summify.

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