TWITTER ACQUIRES WE ARE HUNTED, READIES STANDALONE MUSIC APP

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Twitter acquired the music discovery service We Are Hunted last year and is using its technology to build a standalone music app, CNET has learned.

The app, to be called Twitter Music, could be released on iOS by the end of this month, according to a person familiar with the matter. Twitter Music suggests artists and songs to listen to based on a variety of signals, and is personalized based on which accounts a user follows on Twitter. Songs are streamed to the app via SoundCloud.

One aspect of the app artists are sure to like — users can follow them on Twitter directly from Twitter Music.

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