datasift

  • DataSift Launches Powerful Twitter Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform

    DataSift Launches Powerful Twitter Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform

    DataSift, a big data business intelligence and analysis platform for Twitter, is finally opening its doors today to the U.S. public. DataSift was born out of Tweetmeme and was announced at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco a year ago. Founded by Nick Halstead, DatSift is one of two companies with rights to re-syndicate Twitter’s firehose of more than 250 million Tweets a day (the other one… Read More

  • DataSift Founder Passes CEO Torch On To Former SimpleGeo VP Rob Bailey

    DataSift Founder Passes CEO Torch On To Former SimpleGeo VP Rob Bailey

    Nick Halstead, who founded ‘big data’ startup DataSift, has decided to step down as chief executive officer as the company gears up for its official launch later this week. Halstead will become DataSift’s CTO, and the role of CEO will go to Rob Bailey, a former Yahoo bizdev exec who most recently served as VP of Business Development at SimpleGeo, which was just acquired by… Read More

  • MomentFeed Gets $1.2 Million Seed Round To Help Enterprises Manage Specials By Location

    MomentFeed Gets $1.2 Million Seed Round To Help Enterprises Manage Specials By Location

    Geo-based marketing is just getting started, and local businesses are feeling their way around how best to use service like Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, and even Twitter. It’s hard enough if you have only one store. For chains and national retailers, managing Foursquare Specials across 400 stores is a nightmare. MomentFeed is trying to bring some order and analytics to this… Read More

  • DataSift Ingests $6 Million From GRP And IA Ventures

    DataSift Ingests $6 Million From GRP And IA Ventures

    We are a few years into the era of realtime data. Everyone is producing and consuming it, but there is still a huge need to filter it. For that reason, Mark Suster of GRP Partners is doubling down on Twitter by investing in DataSift, one of two companies with rights to re-syndicate Twitter’s firehose of more than 200 million Tweets a day (the other one is Gnip)). GRP and IA Ventures… Read More

  • Twitter And Mediasift Partner To Resell Firehose Data

    Twitter And Mediasift Partner To Resell Firehose Data

    Twitter and realtime data curation service Mediasift have just announced a data resell partnership here at the Data 2.0 Conference at the Mission Bay Conference Center. This move is similar to when Twitter partnered with realtime data provider Gnip to make parts of Twitter’s firehose commercially available five months ago, except Gnip focuses on bulk instead of vertical searches. Read More

  • Tweetmeme Founder's Datasift Helps You Find A Needle In A Tweetstack

    Tweetmeme Founder's Datasift Helps You Find A Needle In A Tweetstack

    In his explorations with the Twitter button, Tweetmeme founder Nick Halstead discovered that there are millions of tweets a day producing a stunning amount of valuable information, the only problem is that’s pretty hard to separate the wheat from the chafe, the signal from the noise or a bunch of other sifting cliches. Datasift, in the same space as HootSuite and Tweetronics, is… Read More

  • Tweetmeme's Button Impressions Collapsed 20% After Twitter's Button Launched

    Tweetmeme's Button Impressions Collapsed 20% After Twitter's Button Launched

    It was only a year ago that Tweetmeme declared their intention to be the king of retweets. And for most of the past year, that was the case. Their retweet button was everywhere. Of course, that was before Twitter launched its own button last month. The result of that introduction? An immediate 20 percent drop off in button impressions per day, Tweetmeme found Nick Halstead noted… Read More