Data marketplace Infochimps is announcing the acquisition of Tweet bookmarking service Keepstream this morning, in a deal that was primarily a talent acquisition and stock. The three Austin, Texas-based Keepstream co-founders, Huston Hoburg, Jim England and Tim Gasper will be joining the 14 person-strong Infochimps team, which is also based out of Austin. → Read More
Spend enough time in Silicon Valley, and of all the buzz words you’ll hear neatly tucked in with “graph,” “serendipity,” and “personalization” is one often uttered though, on the whole, not yet fully understood: “Big Data.” On the surface, everyone realizes the opportunity. Data is being generated at lightning speed, the cost of storing is tiny, and new technologies are available… → Read More
Infochimps, a marketplace for data sets, is announcing the acquisition of Y Combinator-incubated startup and competitor Data Marketplace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but we understand it was an all-cash deal.
As we wrote in our initial review of Data Marketplace earlier this year, the startup served as a middleman in helping financial organizations find quality data on the web. Users… → Read More