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Twitter has decided to dip its toes into the world of music, acquiring Aussie tech startup We Are Hunted for an undisclosed sum.

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.

"Artists turn to Twitter first to connect with fans, and people share and discover new songs and albums every day. We can't wait to share what we've been working on at Twitter."

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.

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David Swan is a tech journalist from Melbourne and is iTWire's Associate Editor. Having started off as a games reviewer at the tender age of 14, he now has a degree in Journalism from RMIT (with Honours) and owns basically every gadget under the sun. You can email him at david.swan@itwire.com or follow him at twitter.com/mrdavidswan

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