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Yes, Twitter bought Summize

Rumors of the acquisition are confirmed via a video interview of Twitter founder Evan Williams posted to TechCrunch.

By July 15, 2008


OMG! Twitter might buy Summize

Some say it's true. Some say it isn't. But what we know for sure: a virtually unknown blogger has reported that the microblogging service might be trying to solve some of its many problems by acquiring a search service built on its API.

By July 8, 2008


Twitter is dying. Summize and Twiddict are trying to keep it alive

Two new services act as artificial heart and lungs for Twitter.

By June 9, 2008


Image: Facebook hits a teeny-tiny outage, but Twitterers still freak out

Summize, a search site that pulls up Twitter posts in real-time, reveals the response to a 15-minute server fritz at Facebook.

By June 17, 2008


Chief scientist, two board members exit Twitter

Chief scientist Abdur Chowdhury and board members Fred Wilson and Bijan Sabat add to a growing list of key staffers abandoning the popular microblogging service in recent months.

By September 16, 2011


Steady growth for Twitter, despite hiccups

Many users of the microblogging service appear to be unruffled by Twitter's technical issues--and their enthusiasm is spreading.

By July 8, 2008


Election season comes to Twitter

The micro-blogging site, a hub of politics and media banter, has launched an election-specific site with a feed pertaining to all things Obama and McCain.

By September 26, 2008


Twitter buys developers of GeoAPI

With location-aware services hot right now in the social-media segment, Twitter is buying the developers of a popular API used by developers on the platform.

By December 23, 2009


Twitter acquires popular client TweetDeck

Twitter says it will use the desktop service to help commercial users track conversations across the social network, in a deal reportedly valued at about $40 million.

By May 25, 2011


Report: Twitter buys TweetDeck for $40 million

The microblogging service has agreed to acquire the Twitter desktop client preferred by many of the social-media service's most active users, according to a CNN report.

By May 23, 2011