Twitter acquires messaging infrastructure company Cloudhopper

Twitter has announced the acquisition of Cloudhopper, a messaging infrastructure company that enables Twitter to connect directly to mobile carrier networks in countries all over the planet.

Twitter has been working with startup Cloudhopper over the last eight months to become one of the highest volume SMS programs in the world—Twitter processes close to a billion SMS tweets per month.

Deal Terms: Undisclosed
 
Acquirer:  Twitter
ACQ Web:  http://www.twitter.com
Other Web Links: Blog @twitter
Location:  USA, San Francisco, CA
Region:  North America
Description:  Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages.  People write short updates, often called “tweets”  of 140 characters or fewer.  These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search.
Category:  Social Network, Blog
Contact 1:  Jack Dorsey, Founder and Chairman
Contact 2:  Evan Williams, Founder and CEO
Contact 3:  Biz Stone, Founder and Creative Director
Contact 4: Ali Rowghani, CFO
Contact 5:  Dick Costolo, COO
 
Vendor:  Cloudhopper
Vendor Web:  http://www.cloudhopper.com 
Location:  USA, Seattle, WA
Region:  North America
Description:  Cloudhopperprovides mobile messaging technology and expertise to businesses in the wireless space. Currently, Cloudhopper powers some of the largest and most successful mobile messaging (SMS and MMS) campaigns in North America, Europe, and Africa. Based on its patent pending intellectual property, Cloudhopper supplies the underlying software and infrastructure to reliably scale and geographically disperse some of the world’s highest volume messaging programs.
Category: Mobile, Technology
Contact 1:  Joe Lauer, Founder bio  Twitter
Contact 2:  Kristan Kanaar, Founder Twitter 

Related DigiNet article: Twitter buys Tweetie Posted on April 15, 2010

FDN Reference:  F231109-396
 
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