On Wednesday, Twitter acquired payments infrastructure company CardSpring.
On Twitter blog it is not clear how they plan to use the platform. But, it does send message that twitter is serious to get in commerce business. This would be additional revenue generating platform if leveraged correctly.
Another thought that comes is Twitter + CardSpring + Square would turn out to be a good win-win combination. This could really define Social + Commerce meet payments. Card-Linked Offer platforms are gaining its importance and this could be one of the initial acquisitions of platform like CardSpring by giant company like twitter.
CardSpring has a niche of merchants on their platform, payment technology which is PCI compliant & tons of offers. Valid assumption here could be like Facebook entered in Payments & Offers similarly twitter would enter payments & offers sooner or later with these acquisitions.
The amount is undisclosed still it would be a great combination.