November 25, 2009, Updated September 24, 2012

Twitter founder Isaac (Biz) Stone is making the first visit to Israel by a Twitter executive. “We’re definitely interested in acquisitions,” he said at a press conference in Tel Aviv yesterday.

“Last year, we acquired a company, which proved to be a marvelous move. There are a lot of interesting developments that can be done with the Twitter ecosystem, and we’re keeping our eyes open, although we have nothing specific to report,” continued Stone, adding that “We’re not focusing on any specific field in our acquisition strategy.

“We aim to partner with as many companies and applications as possible, which is why we have agreements with Google and Microsoft. Our open technology enables us to have extensive collaborations, and the more the merrier. 2008 was an unstable year for us, technologically speaking, but we’ve developed the infrastructure and made the service more reliable,” Stone said.

A Hebrew-language Twitter is not in the offing, according to Stone: “Twitter has already been translated into Japanese, Italian, French and Spanish. That was the first wave. We’ll see how this progresses, but we have no precise dates for a Hebrew version,” reports Globes Israel’s leading business news online daily.


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