Twitter buys Summify news aggregation service

Summary:The microblogging firm has snapped up daily news aggregator Summify, with a view to streamlining and incorporating its features

Twitter has bought news aggregation service Summify, according to an announcement on Thursday on the latter's website.

Originally founded in Romania, the Vancouver-based start-up has a platform that produces a daily summary of what is deemed the most relevant news from people's social networks, and then it delivers the aggregated news — including stories from Twitter — via email or mobile.

Twitter said Summify will become a "more streamlined service" under its ownership. The newsletter in its current form is going to be shut down soon, ahead of several other changes to the service.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Twitter picks up Summify social network aggregator on CNET News.


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