We used to speculate about who would acquire Twitter, but these days Twitter seems to be the one on the acquisition front. Recently, Twitter acquired the popular iPhone app, Tweetie, and has just announced that they’ve acquired CloudHopper, the mobile software startup from Seattle, Washington.
Over the last eight months we have been working with a startup called Cloudhopper to become one of the highest volume SMS programs in the world—Twitter processes close to a billion SMS tweets per month and that number is growing around the world from Indonesia to Australia, the UK, the US, and beyond.
To help us further grow and scale our SMS service, we are happy to announce the acquisition of Cloudhopper, a messaging infrastructure company that enables Twitter to connect directly to mobile carrier networks in countries all over the planet. Please join us in welcoming both Joe and Kristin to Twitter’s mobile team.