Reported first by AllThingsD, the folks at local discovery engine Spindle reported that the company have been acquired by micro-blogging giant Twitter. The result of deal, the team will leave Boston and join Twitter in San Francisco while the service will be shutting down starting from today. The company says that it will now focus on “new and exciting opportunities.” In its blog post announcing the news, the Spindle team stated that from the past two and a half year it was trying to build a product which will help answer the users’ questions.
We’re very proud to announce that Spindle has been acquired by Twitter.
We’ve spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question: “What’s happening nearby right now?” Every time we’ve experimented and looked beyond local discovery, we’ve been amazed by the breadth and quality of content shared on Twitter. By joining forces with Twitter, we can do so much more to help you find interesting, timely, and useful information about what’s happening around you.
The Spindle team will be relocating and joining the Twitter team in San Francisco. As part of this change, we’ll be sunsetting the Spindle service today to focus on these new and exciting opportunities.
To our users, friends, families, investors, advisors, and everyone else: thank you for your support. It’s been an incredible journey and we couldn’t have gotten here without you.
– The Spindle Team