Twitter buys Spindle to thread in location discovery tools

Twitter has bought Spindle, a search technology company that informs users about what’s happening with local businesses and organisations around them.

The deal, the terms of which were not disclosed, could help Twitter beef up its efforts to keep users in the loop. The company has been rumoured to be working on its own location discovery feature to surface certain tweets posted by people nearby.

Spindle’s technology was based on delivering social updates from businesses and other sources to users. For example, Spindle users could use interactive maps to see where things were happening nearby and also set alerts to receive notifications from specific places — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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