Twitter said it acquired the emerging music software firm We Are Hunted, amid reports that the popular messaging platform was readying its own music service.
“Welcome to Twitter! @wearehunted,” a tweet from the company said late Thursday.
San Francisco-based We Are Hunted was launched in 2007 in Australia, and allows its users to follow emerging music trends and artists. Its software continuously updates lists of top music around the world.
Neither company indicated plans, but the We Are Hunted site strongly hinted the deal means Twitter will be launching a long-rumored music application.
“There’s no question that Twitter and music go well together,” a statement posted on the wearehunted.com site said.