Twitter has acquired a password safety startup named Metro Labs. The announcement was made on Thursday together with the password supervisor product’s transition to the open-supply platform.
“We’re excited to announce that the Metro staff is becoming a member of Twitter’s vicinity crew in big apple, specializing in a number of geo-associated projects!” mentioned Metro on its web page, and tweeted the identical message.
While there’s no legit announcement made by way of Twitter as but on the monetary important points of the deal, the Twitter Engineering team did reply to the tweet with writing “Welcome to the flock” on the announcement tweet posted by Metro.
Metro Labs is very best known as the developer of a password manager that operates as a web browser extension. It is designed for folks to share or keep watch over passwords from one account. The corporate was once based in 2012 by means of former Google engineer Adam Hiss, and had been backed by way of Google Ventures and Matrix companions.
On the announcement page, the corporate mentioned that its product will now turn into an open-supply, neighborhood-run project with help from the digital Frontier basis that it hopes will proceed efforts, whereas the Metro staff itself will sign up for Twitter.
“As of today, we’re releasing all of Metro’s server and shopper code under the GPL license on Gather. We’ve got been working laborious to build a stable, easy-to-use password manager for individuals and groups,” brought Metro.
Final month, Twitter had introduced its plans for acquiring Name Media, a expertise agency specializing in “native advertising” for cellular devices, as well as Snappy TV, a service which enables the clipping, editing and sharing of video files over a messaging platform.