Summify, a popular social network curation service, and iPhone app, has been acquired by Twitter and will be shutting down. Summify provided a nice, daily roundup of the most important stories from your social networks, including Twitter.
In a blog post on the Summify website, the Summify team posted the following:
[quote]You’ve probably noticed we’ve been quiet lately. Well, we’re extremely excited to announce that Summify has been acquired by Twitter! I know, right? We can hardly believe it ourselves…As hundreds of millions of people worldwide are signing up and consuming Twitter, we realized it’s the best platform to execute our vision at a truly global scale. Since Twitter shared this vision with us, joining the company made perfect sense. [/quote]
New account registration is closed, and some features will be disappearing. Eventually the app will be closed entirely. The Summify team will be moving to San Francisco to work with the Twitter team directly.
Who wants to take bets on how long Summify lasts at Twitter until the Twitter team completely butchers it like they did Tweetie? Yes, I’m still bitter about that and more particularly, how Twitter just annihilated its native iPhone app.
Anyway, kudos to Summify on a job well done. It looks like Twitter may have some Flipboard envy.