Twitter has acquired Spindle, a mobile application for learning about what's happening nearby, the companies announced Wednesday.
"We've spent the past two and a half years building a product that helps you answer the question: 'What's happening nearby right now?'," the startup said in a blog post announcing its sale. "Every time we've experimented and looked beyond local discovery, we've been amazed by the breadth and quality of content shared on Twitter. By joining forces with Twitter, we can do so much more to help you find interesting, timely, and useful information about what's happening around you."
The team could certainly prove useful should the information network wish to build out a rumored local discovery service that attempts to find the most relevant tweets nearby and help people discover things of interest in their immediate vicinity.
The small startup, founded in late 2010, had raised around $2.3 million in funding before being picked up by Twitter.