Twitter selling mobile ad platform MoPub. On Wednesday, Twitter announced that it had sold mobile advertising platform MoPub to gaming and marketing software firm AppLovin. The deal, which is yet to be closed, will cost AppLovin $1.05 billion in cash.
Here is how the company describes itself on its official website, which still carries the Twitter brand at this date:
MoPub provides flexible monetization solutions for mobile publishers around the globe. Today, publishers and app developers use MoPub’s trusted platform to drive maximum revenue for every ad impression and control their user experience, while DSPs and marketers enjoy access to high quality mobile audiences at maximum scale. We’ve been helping mobile app publishers grow their businesses since 2010. MoPub was acquired by Twitter in 2013.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told the press that this deal will accelerate the company’s ability to “invest in the core products that position Twitter for long-term growth and best serve the public conversation.” Twitter CFO Ned Segal underlined the company’s desire to focus more on its own products in a tweet, adding that Twitter has lately been engaged
Today we signed an agreement to sell @mopub to @AppLovin. We plan to increase focus on O&O product development & replenish near term revenue loss, with the goal of improving time to market to deliver on our previously stated goal of $7.5B or more in 2023.https://t.co/C6d0EURVNI
— Ned Segal (@nedsegal) October 6, 2021
Twitter’s new methods to boost revenue
In fact, Twitter has been looking for new methods to boost revenue. The company also launched Ticketed Spaces, a premium version of the Spaces platform, as well as Super Follows – which gives content providers the option to sell private content through a subscription. Twitter also introduced the Blue subscription to unlock more features on the social network.
As for the AppLovin deal, MoPub says that its customers will “hear more from us as we work to support you through this transition and ensure you have a seamless experience.”