Twitter Acquires Location Filtering App Spindle

twitter-acquires-spindleTwitter has acquired the startup Spindle, whose namesake app allows users to search for Twitter content created near them.

The app, which finds locally produced content from Twitter and Facebook, will shut down, the company said. The Boston-based team of roughly 10 will move to San Francisco to work from Twitter’s headquarters.

“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 company said in a blog post.

Like Twitter, Spindle counted SV Angel among its investors.

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