Twitter grows in Boston as it seeks more local tech talent

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Since buying a pair of Kendall Square start-ups earlier this year, Twitter Inc. has been steadily building its East Coast headquarters in Cambridge, an operation that is split between two cramped offices that don’t come close to matching the social media giant’s grand ambitions.

The San Francisco-based company has not said whether it will combine Crashlytics, a mobile software outfit, and Bluefin Labs, a social media research firm that came out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, into one big office anytime soon, but Twitter has committed to growing a significant presence in Boston. It’s already looking to add more data scientists and software engineers to the roughly 75 workers at Crashlytics and Bluefin who became Twitter employees over the winter.

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