Twitter Buys Posterous: What Happens to Posterous Spaces?
Twitter Acquires Posterous
It's a pretty good match, really: Twitter has acquired Posterous for an undisclosed sum. Posterous Spaces will remain operative, at least for now. Posterous denied takeover rumors until the last possible second, as is typical in the space.
Posterous streamlined blogging for a post-Twitter web, in which users have grown used to ultra-quick publication.
As for Posterous Spaces, they're not on the chopping block just yet.
Twitter is probably more interested in the Posterous team and their expertise than in the Posterous product, though the product itself is damned good.
Posterous' interoperability and grownup theming make it easy for users to post and share stuff quickly, and to look professional while doing so. Indeed, Posterous has less screen-puke than does Twitter.
Twitter's announcement on the Posterous acquisition:
Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter. This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple—a goal we share. Posterous engineers, product managers and others will join our teams working on several key initiatives that will make Twitter even better.
In thanking their early adopters and current users, Posterous also posted an announcement about the buyout:
The opportunities in front of Twitter are exciting, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing our team’s expertise to a product that reaches hundreds of millions of users around the globe. Plus, the people at Twitter are genuinely nice folks who share our vision for making sharing simpler.