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Twitter Acquires Some Serious Search Talent At Julpan

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Twitter has acquired real-time search startup Julpan. The founder Ori Allon and his dozen or so co-workers will continue to operate out of New York, but will integrate their search product into Twitter.

As MG Siegler notes, back in 2006 Mr. Allon incited a bidding war between Yahoo, Microsoft and Google, all of whom wanted to own the algorithm he had developed for his PhD thesis. Google triumphed and Mr. Allon worked there for several years on search before leaving to start Julpan.

Twitter recently opened a New York office and the purchase of Julpan will give them a solid base of engineering talent in Silicon Alley.  Read More