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.”