TECH CRUNCH - Jan 6 - Twitter has acquired the social broadcasting app Breaker (founded in 2016). The deal will see Breaker's team joining Twitter to help "improve the health of the public conversation" on the service, as well as work on Twitter's new audio-based networking project, Twitter Spaces. The Breaker app, however, will shut down on January 15, 2021. According to Leah Culver's tweet as the CEO of Breaker, she'll be joining Twitter with a focus on Twitter Spaces, Twitter’s audio-based social networking product, and Clubhouse rival. Spaces lets Twitter users chat in real-time using voice instead of text.