Twitter Acqui-Hired the Highly Team to Help It Become More Conversational

The app enables users to highlight key portions of news stories and share them

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Just the highlights, please. Twitter’s most recent acqui-hire, Highly, may very well help the social network comply with that request.

The team from Highly, an application that enables its users to highlight key portions of news stories and share those highlights publicly, will join Twitter.

Andrew Courter, who founded Highly in 2014, said in a blog post, “We’re bringing our Highly-inspired perspective to Twitter’s work serving the public conversation. It’s a colossal, critical project, and we’re eager to chip in.”

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the acqui-hire with this statement: “We are excited to welcome the Highly team to Twitter.



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