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Twitter acquires microblog site Posterous


By The Drum Team | Editorial

March 13, 2012 | 2 min read

Twitter has announced the acquisition on Posterous, the competitor of Tumblr.

Both Twitter and Posterous have assured the public that blogging platform Posterous Spaces will not suffer any disruption and, for the moment at least, will continue exactly as it was.

Twitter said in a blog post: “Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter. This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple—a goal we share. Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better.

“Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption. We’ll give users ample notice if we make any changes to the service. For users who would like to back up their content or move to another service, we’ll share clear instructions for doing so in the coming weeks.

“We’re always looking for talented people who have the passion and personality to join Twitter. Acquisitions have given us people and technology that have enabled us to more quickly build a better Twitter for you.”

Posterous added: “The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.”

Details of the deal have not been revealed.

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