UPDATED 14:03 EDT / DECEMBER 21 2010

Twitter Impressed by Fluther’s Efficiency, Acquires Engineering Team

After the acquisition of Fluther, Twitter has been spending some extra attention to their team, which was enriched with four engineers. Over the past year, Twitter has expanded their executive team considerable.  The HR aspect is distinct from the software deal, but Twitter grasps the Fluther’s experience and talented work relations. They just raised $200 million last week. Here is Twitter’s official comment, posted on their blog:

“There are now three times as many people on the Twitter team as there were at this time last year. More than half of our employees work in engineering and operations, and those teams continue to grow as we attract more and more talented people interested in the challenges of building a global information network.

Today, we’re adding four engineers and one designer through our acquisition of the team at Fluther, Inc. During our conversations with Fluther’s team, we were continually impressed by their technical talent, entrepreneurial spirit, and much of the thinking behind the question-and-answer product they’ve spent the last couple of years building.

When the Fluther team joins us they will focus on helping users discover the most relevant content on Twitter. Their product, Fluther.com, is not part of the acquisition and will remain separate from Twitter.”

Twitter’s expansion among internet users is also impressive, just looking at a comparative analysis between the 2009’s market share and the current year. One of the many positive statistics indicate that if in 2009 31% of questioned users had a Twitter account, the percentage doubled in less than 12 months.


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