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Twitter Acquires Blog Site Posterous

Deal is said to add resources that will work to improve Twitter's service.

Twitter has acquired Posterous, a blogging and content curation service that lets Web and mobile users easily share pictures, video and information.

In a blog post, Twitter said the service, known as Posterous Spaces, will continue to operate without disruption for now, but indicated the company’s resources will be used to bolster developments going on within Twitter.

“Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better,” the blog states.

Posterous launched in 2008 with a goal to make blog sharing as simple as possible, be it with private social circles or with the public, at large. Investors in the company include Y Combinator, Redpoint Ventures and Trinity Ventures.

“The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe,” reads a post on The Official Posterous Space. “Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.”

Users will be given “ample notice” if Twitter decides to make any changes to Posterous Spaces, the company notes, adding that it will share instructions in the coming weeks for users who wish to back up or move their content to another service.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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Crista Souza
Crista Souza is founding editor of TheOnlineSeller.com. A journalism graduate of San Jose State University, she spent 13 years as a business and technology reporter in Silicon Valley. Crista has been writing about B2C and C2C ecommerce since 2008. Opinions expressed here may not be shared by The Online Seller and/or its principals.



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