BackType has announced on their blog that the company has been acquired by Twitter. Both BackType’s team and realtime processing technology will be moving to Twitter. The BackType team includes founders Michael Montano and Christopher Golda, programmer Christopher Bertels and engineer Nathan Marz. The BackTweets software, a twitter analytics program, will still be free for current users but will no longer be available for new registrations.
BackType currently boasts that they have analyzed 50 billion tweets, 10 billion links and 200 million accounts. The BackType service will no longer be offered as a result of the acquisition.