Twitter acquires Posterous

SAN FRANCISCO Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:53pm EDT

A Twitter page is displayed on a laptop computer in Los Angeles October 13, 2009.REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A Twitter page is displayed on a laptop computer in Los Angeles October 13, 2009.

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said Monday that it has acquired Posterous, a blogging platform known for its slick digital media-sharing interface.

The microblogging service said in a blog post that the Posterous staff "has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the Web and mobile devices simple — a goal we share."

Founded in 2008, Posterous is one of the better-known companies emerging from the tech incubator Y Combinator.

The value of the deal was not announced.

(Reporting By Gerry Shih; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

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_justin_kelly wrote:
hi guys,

im a long term posterous user and not happy about this – twitter will put posterous in maintenance mode and slowly shut it down.

i’ve decided to do something about this – I’ve setup a new paid hosted blog platform built using octopress especially for ex-posterous users.

If your a posterous user and looking to migrate please check out



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