twitter acquires lucky sort, social networks, big dataTwitter has acquired the big data company Lucky Sort, the second big data company it has bought in recent weeks.

Portland, Oregon-based Lucky Sort built natural language data-mining and -visualization tools. The company partnered with StockTwits, for example, to generate visualizations of market intelligence.

In the next few months, Lucky Sort will shutter its products. Most of the staff, including CEO Noah Pepper, will join Twitter’s San Francisco HQ.

“In building Lucky Sort we had an enormous amount of support from friends, employees, advisors and investors. It has been uplifting to have so many people help us and it highlighted just how much business is a social endeavor,” Pepper said in a statement.

Last week, Twitter acquired Ubalo, which built products “to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible.”