Twitter Snatches Up SummifyBy: Drew Bowling - January 19, 2012
Wanna know the best way to announce you’ve been acquired by Twitter? You tweet it!
Nothing like using the new boss’ wares to show that you’re a team player. For those not in the know, Summify generates a “daily summary of the most relevant news from your social networks.” Aside from the brief tweet above, an update over at Summify’s blog elaborates on their decision to “join the flock”:
Roughly 2 years ago, we moved from Romania to Vancouver after being accepted into Bootup Labs, an awesome startup incubator. It has been an incredible journey, with lots of highs, a few lows, and many product iterations. In March 2011 we launched our email summary product and we’ve been blown away by the response ever since. Many of our users tell us we found a magical solution to a truly unsolved problem.
Our long-term vision at Summify has always been to connect people with the most relevant news for them, in the most time efficient manner. As hundreds of millions of people worldwide are signing up and consuming Twitter, we realized it’s the best platform to execute our vision at a truly global scale. Since Twitter shared this vision with us, joining the company made perfect sense.
We’d like to give a big thanks to all of our investors and advisors, especially Bootup Labs, Boris Wertz, Rob Glaser, Andrew Braccia, Stewart Butterfield, Steve Olechowski, our users, our team and, of course, the city of Vancouver. Thank you for your support and your faith in us, we couldn’t have made it so far without you!
Follow us on Twitter:
@mirceapasoi, @cgst, @mkychua, @therealnybbles, @prostul
And, a huge thanks to @robncampbell for all his work with us over the last 7 months.
The Summify Team
For those curious or concerned about how the acquisition will affect your Summification, a FAQ is also provided on the same blog post.