Using Twitter via SMS now
April 26, 2010
The micro-blogging site, which had been working with Cloudhopping for the past eight months, will bring the company’s founders into Twitter’s mobile team.
It claims to process almost a billion SMS tweets every month and has bought Cloudhopping in order to better manage the growing number of tweets sent via text.
Kevin Thau, head of mobile products and partnerships at Twitter, said on the company blog, “To help us further grow and scale our SMS service, we are happy to announce the acquisition of Cloudhopper, a messaging infrastructure company that enables Twitter to connect directly to mobile carrier networks in countries all over the planet.”
Twitter didn’t disclose how much the deal was worth or how it would integrate the service.