Twitter has acquired Dasient, a web spam protection company which offers website protection, ad network protection and web protection API. Well, there is no need to reinvent the wheel, right? Plus we have been seeing very many acquisitions by the big boys where they find value in a company. We have recently seen Apple making a kill out of a company acquisition, SIRI, Nokia is also in the fray of making the best feature phone experience and they recently bought Smarterphone. That aside, I do hope that this Twitter acquisition will rid of the rampant bots that fill out mentions and direct messages.
I believe twitter wants to go in full force to the ads business, seeing that Dasient’s main work has been securing ads networks like on Google Ventures and other main players. Below is the blog post drom the Dasient team.
The Dasient team is excited to announce that we have been acquired by Twitter! Effective immediately, we will be bringing our technology, tools, and team to the revenue engineering team at Twitter.
Since its inception, Dasient has been focused on solving web-scale security problems involving malware and other types of online abuse. In 2009, Dasient launched its web anti-malware platform, capable of scanning URLs and websites for the presence of harmful content. In 2010, Dasient launched the industry’s first anti-malvertising service to protect ad networks and publishers from the scourge of malicious ads. Over the last year, we have been very active in securing the ads and content of the some of the industry’s largest ad networks and web sites.
By joining Twitter, Dasient will be able to apply its technology and team to the world’s largest real-time information network. As part of this merger, Dasient is winding down its business and is no longer able to accept new customers.
We would like to thank our customers, partners, investors, and advisers for all of their support over the years, including Google Ventures, Radar Partners, Floodgate, and Benhamou Global Ventures.