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Twitter acquires tenXer, developer and engineer platform


By Nesh Pillay, Reporter

April 2, 2015 | 2 min read

Twitter has bought tenXer in order to help streamline the way engineers create and evolve the social media platform’s products.


TenXer, which was originally created to be a tool for developers and engineers to improve communication, was co-founded by Jeff Ma, who confirmed the acquisition via social media.

According to TechCrunch, the deal cost Twitter just under $50m.

“We will be shutting down tenXer and continuing our work within Twitter,” Ma told TechCrunch. “We are excited to apply what we’ve learned in the last three years to a world class engineering organization.”

It is unclear how the tenXer team will be restructured, if at all, but according to Ma, the company’s remaining employees will work out of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters.

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