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Twitter acquires news startup Scroll in push for subscriptions

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Twitter Inc said Tuesday it had bought news technology company Scroll, which it will use as part of an upcoming subscription offering. Twitter has been working to offer new types of content on its social media site, including audio and long-form content, after previously acquiring newsletter platform Revue. Scroll allows users to subscribe and read news articles from publishers including Insider, BuzzFeed and USA Today without ads.