Twitter buys machine-learning firm Magic Pony to boost image content

A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo <span class=”articleLocation”>Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Monday it acquired London-based Magic Pony Technology, a machine-learning startup that specializes in working with images, to deliver better video and picture content.Twitter did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Technology news website TechCrunch cited sources saying the deal was worth $150 million. (tcrn.ch/28IW80e)”Magic Pony’s technology … will be used to enhance our strength in live and video (imagery) and opens up a whole lot of exciting creative possibilities for Twitter,” Twitter Chief Executive Jack Dorsey wrote in a blog post. (bit.ly/28Jbum8) Magic Pony Technology, which has been around for 18 months, will join Cortex, Twitter’s team of…


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