Vice News article Vice has learned that Twitter is spending $1.3 billion to acquire Atlassian, a software developer whose technology has been used by the world’s largest tech companies including Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
The acquisition, which will give Twitter more than $500 million, will give it more than 30% of Atlassian’s user base, Vice News has learned.
Twitter is also buying the company’s cloud platform, which has a built-in ad-tracking feature and allows it to monitor its users’ behavior, Vice previously reported.
Atlassian is headquartered in San Francisco.
Vice News has reached out to Twitter for comment.
The deal comes as the social media platform grapples with the fallout from a series of sexual harassment allegations against the head of its leadership team.
Twitter has also faced allegations that the company is hiding information about the size of the breach that it had suffered in order to minimize liability.
Earlier this month, a former employee said that the social-media giant’s leadership had failed to take action after she said a female engineer sexually harassed her.
The engineer, who was employed at Twitter from March through September 2017, said she was sexually harassed by her boss.
The woman also said that she was terminated from her position in late August after reporting the incident to Twitter, which declined to pursue her claims.
Twitter declined to comment on the report.
Last month, the company said that it has implemented new policies to better ensure its employees feel safe online.