San Francisco
– Twitter on Friday announced that it has acquired Cloudhopping, a text
messaging infrastructure company, for an undisclosed sum.

"Over the last
eight months we have been working with a startup called Cloudhopper to become
one of the highest volume SMS programs in the world — Twitter processes close
to a billion SMS tweets per month and that number is growing around the world
from Indonesia to Australia, the UK, the US, and beyond," Twitter’s Kevin
Thau wrote on the company’s blog.

Founded in 2008, Seattle-based Cloudhopper
says it "supplies the underlying software and infrastructure to reliably
scale and geographically disperse some of the world’s highest volume messaging


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