About a month ago, it was rumored that Twitter was in talks to acquire We Are Hunted, a music discovery service. The move would give Twitter the team (and subsequent music discovery background) it needed to create its own music app, one that would be driven by recommendations based on who you’re following and who your followers are following.
It appears those rumors were true as We Are Hunted made the news official today. Effective immediately, We Are Hunted is being shut down and its team will be rolled into the Twitter machine as soon as possible. The developers stated they were still going to be creating services that should absolutely delight folks, and that isn’t really much of a mystery at this point.
Twitter’s desire to jump into all things multimedia isn’t particularly fresh. Vine was the company’s first foray into social video, though us lowly Android folk don’t have much to say about it — we’re not good enough to have an app of our own just yet. The same might happen with whatever Twitter’s new music service turns out to be as the original rumor stated iOS would be the sole focus to start. It’s a shame, but we’re still excited to see what’s in the cards for the future of one of the most popular social networks there is.