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Twitter buys bug detection startup Crashlytics

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Zen Terrelonge

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Social / Twitter / January 30th 2013 at 11:09AM

Makes the swoop just days after purchasing Vine.

Just last week, Twitter bought and launched mobile video-sharing service Vine, which has already seen users uploading homemade porn.

The mini-blog has now acquired Crashlytics, a one-year-old startup that analyses, reports and detects bugs and glitches within mobile apps. It could prove useful as Twitter suffered from two notable global service failures in June and July, admitting it stumbled due to a 'cascading bug'.

Aside from serving Twitter and Vine, Crashlytics boasts thousands of clients including Yelp and Waze, and will continue serving its solutions to new and existing customers.

Crashlytics CEO and co-founder Jeff Seibert and chairman and co-founder Wayne Chang, said: "Going forward, we’re thrilled to work with the incredible team at Twitter. We share a passion for innovating on mobile and building world-class applications. Joining forces will accelerate our build-out, allowing us to leverage Twitter’s infrastructure to deliver new features faster than ever.

"On a more personal note, it’s an honor to work with the entire Crashlytics team – the best group we’ve ever been a part of – and we couldn’t be more excited to continue doing so."