We Are Hunted was started Brisbane back in 2009 as a tool allowing users to discover, play and share new music online, stoking rumours that Twitter will now offer integrated music streaming.
A statement posted on the startup’s website today confirmed the buyout, saying "While we are shutting down wearehunted.com, we will continue to create services that will delight you, as part of the Twitter team."
"There's no question that Twitter and music go well together.
A spokesman for Twitter in Australia also confirmed the deal in a statement but terms of the deal were not disclosed, and it remains unclear exactly what functionality Twitter will take from the acquisition, and when.
The We Are Hunted team will now be Twitter employees however.
The move marks the latest in a number of recent startup acquisitions for Twitter, including video service Vine and TweetDeck, a Twitter desktop and mobile platform.