Twitter just acquired a bunch of top-notch Silicon Alley engineering talent with their purchase of real time search firm Julpan, adding about a dozen staffers, including some high level Xooglers. The company also opened up an official NYC office a few months back.
Now they are making New York part of their whistle stop developer tour, hosting a Twitter “Tea Time” at betaworks with some help from the folks at SocialFlow.
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New York based e-tailer ideeli was just picked as the fastest-growing company on Inc Magazine’s annual 500 List, with an eye popping three years sales growth of 40,882 percent. Of course, if you looked at Betabeat’s traffic growth since we started back in March, we could claim a pretty impressive 300,000 percent growth, but hey, it’s all relative. Since Silicon Alley is home to both ideeli and Gilt Groupe, which pioneered the online flash sale, we wanted to chat with ideeli CEO Paul Hurley and get his take on how this rapidly evolving industry will look a year from now.
Between bit.ly, Chartbeat and Socialflow, betaworks has one of the largest and most up-to-date data sets on the real-time information flowing through Twitter.
Today the betaworks announced it had acquired Twitterfeed, which currently has almost 4 million users exporting their RSS feeds to Twitter and Facebook, and was already a close partner of the betaworks. The acquistion will simply deepen the integration between the two, explain Peter Stern, who became bit.ly CEO back in May.