Twitter has acquired Palo Alto, California-based scalable computing startup Ubalo, the companies have announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"In early 2011, we started Ubalo to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience, and we've had a great time working with our partners and customers on a number of interesting products," a note on Ubalo's website reads. "When we met the infrastructure folks at Twitter, we realized that it's a company with brilliant people, strong momentum, exciting challenges and a promising future. We quickly became enthusiastic about the possibility of collaborating with them and the impact we could have there."
The acquisition was apparently finalised earlier this week. As part of the deal, the four-person Ubalo team, including its founders Jacob Mattingley and Ian Downes, will be joining Twitter.
The social-networking giant confirmed the acquisition with a tweet from its official engineering account.
"Welcome to the flock. "@ubalo: We've got some exciting news: The Ubalo team is joining Twitter," the tweet reads.
A Twitter spokesperson did not provide any additional details about the deal.
This is just the latest in a string of acquisitions for Twitter in recent months. The company in March picked up music discovery service We Are Hunted, and used its technology to create its new #music service. Prior to that, Twitter purchased Bluefin Labs, a social TV analytics firm.
Twitter has been busy as of late. The company recently updated its Vine app with front-facing camera support, released out a new version of its Mac app, and began rolling out keyword-targeted ads to users' timelines.