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Twitter improves geolocation services with Mixer Labs

Tweets to be tagged with location they were created

Microblogging service Twitter has purchased Mixer Labs to enhance geolocation services provided on its messaging service.

Mixer Labs' GeoAPI is a service that helps developers build geolocation-aware applications for the Twitter service, a Twitter official said in a blog.

Software using the service will allow Twitter users to tag the location where a message was written.

Developers will be able to harness the GeoAPI engine to add relevant location information to Twitter messages. Such a service could help audiences receive Twitter messages based on location, the company said.

Adding location-based references could also enhance services like finding friends or local businesses, the company wrote. Users will also be able to search where an event is happening.

In August the company previewed expanded location support for developers, and last month the company launched a geotagging API for its service.

Twitter did not immediately respond to comment on how much it paid for Mixer Labs.

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