Twitter Acquires another Local Startup

Spindle Labs announced on their blog today that they have been acquired by Twitter, marking the third time this year that the social media giant has acquired a Boston-area tech startup.

Co-founded in 2010 by a trio of employees from Microsoft’s Cambridge office, Spindle Labs specializes in social content discovery. The company’s mobile app serves 11 major metropolitan areas, and displays social content about local businesses and organizations.  Users can choose from different categories – nightlife, shopping, and restaurants for example – and see what people are saying about them. The app allows users to share updates with friends.

Spindle currently has 9 employees working in Boston’s Seaport/Innovation District, all of whom will be relocating to Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. The team hopes becoming part of Twitter will allow them to do even more in finding “interesting, timely, and useful information about what’s happening around you.”

Twitter had previously purchased startups Crashlytics and Bluefin Labs in January and February respectively, in order to form their new East Coast headquarters in Kendall Square. (BBJ, Boston Globe)

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