Der beliebte und mittlerweile einige Jahre alte Linkaggregator Popurls wird von TweetUp übernommen. Popurls wurde von dem Österreicher Thomas Marban entwickelt und betrieben.
Zusätzlich hat TweetUp Twidroid, den ebenfalls von Marban entwickelten Twitter-Client für Android, gekauft. TechCrunch zu den Details:
Twidroid and popurls weren’t incorporated as such – they were operated by a startup called tomatic, founded by Austrian serial entrepreneur Thomas Marban. The acquisition represents another score for Marban in a series of 3 – he has now sold all three of his most recent ventures, the longest one he held on to being software company Celum, which was acquired back in 2007 after he co-founded it in 1998.
Judging from his already updated personal website, he’ll serve as an advisor to Idealab going forward.
Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung:
„Acquiring Twidroyd provides TweetUp with a number of strategic advantages,“ said Bill Gross, CEO of TweetUp. „Twidroyd (www.twidroyd.com) is widely considered the best Twitter client for Android phones and it leads in market share, so its growing base of users will be a valuable source of well-informed feedback on TweetUp search on mobile devices. In addition, the popurls website (www.popurls.com), which attracts users looking for a convenient guide to the most popular sites, news, videos and blogs on the Internet, will be a natural spot to display TweetUp search results and gain user feedback. This combination should enable us to more rapidly refine our offerings, generating better user experiences for distribution partners and for users searching for the world’s best tweeters regardless of their choice of devices.“
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