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Twitter Buys Podcast App Breaker

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Twitter has acquired Breaker, a popular podcast app, for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see Breaker’s team joining Twitter to help “improve the health of public conversation” on the service, Twitter Engineering lead Michael Montano confirmed in a tweet.

Breaker CEO Erik Berlin announced the acquisition on its company blog, stating: “We’re now looking forward to help create new experiences for the Twitter community.”

Berlin also added that the Breaker app would be shutting down on January 15, 2021 “to focus on building what comes next”.

Founded in 2016, Breaker is led by CEO Berlin and CTO Leah Culver. The latter will be joining Twitter with a focus on its audio-based social networking product called Twitter Spaces.

Culver wrote: “In work news, I’m joining Twitter to help build @TwitterSpaces! While I’ll very much miss @breaker, I’m so excited to help create the future of audio conversations.”