Marking the online micromessaging site’s first big deal of 2012, Twitter bought Summify, the social news site. Details of the acquisition—Twitter has made more than a dozen—were not publicized and Summify will reportedly be shuttered as part of the deal.
Summify Joins The Flock At Twitter!
by summify on January 19, 2012
You’ve probably noticed we’ve been quiet lately. Well, we’re extremely excited to announce that Summify has been acquired by Twitter! I know, right? We can hardly believe it ourselves!
Roughly 2 years ago, we moved from Romania to Vancouver after being accepted into Bootup Labs, an awesome startup incubator. It has been an incredible journey, with lots of highs, a few lows, and many product iterations. In March 2011 we launched our email summary product and we’ve been blown away by the response ever since. Many of our users tell us we found a magical solution to a truly unsolved problem.
Our long-term vision at Summify has always been to connect people with the most relevant news for them, in the most time efficient manner. As hundreds of millions of people worldwide are signing up and consuming Twitter, we realized it’s the best platform to execute our vision at a truly global scale. Since Twitter shared this vision with us, joining the company made perfect sense.
We’d like to give a big thanks to all of our investors and advisors, especially Bootup Labs, Boris Wertz, Rob Glaser, Andrew Braccia, Stewart Butterfield, Steve Olechowski, our users, ourteam and, of course, the city of Vancouver. Thank you for your support and your faith in us, we couldn’t have made it so far without you!
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@mirceapasoi, @cgst, @mkychua, @therealnybbles, @prostul
And, a huge thanks to @robncampbell for all his work with us over the last 7 months.