On 11 June 2015, Twitter Inc announced the launch of #Home4good, its Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The new regional headquarters will be home to a wide range of business functions encompassing sales and marketing as well as technical roles. Twitter expects to hire over 100 people at a steady state in the next few years. The technical team will work on strategic partner engineering, software engineering, network engineering, R&D, as well as data analytics for the Asia Pacific region.
Twitter also announced the opening of the #Realtimelab in Singapore, a first in the Asia Pacific region. The lab will include a new analytics team which will help gain a better understanding of social media and online information transactions in Asia. This lab is also aligned with Singapore’s push to build data analytics capabilities.
The event was graced by Guest of Honour Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information.