Mention

  • Gillmor Gang: Taming of the Stream

    Gillmor Gang: Taming of the Stream

    The Gillmor Gang – John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor – examine the gathering storm that is the Uber social network. After years of positioning, acquisition, soaring value payouts, and a winner-take-all sensibility in the tech community, now something different. The data points: Digg Deeper, Soundcloud, Twitter user metrics, and more… Read More

  • Mention Launches An iPad App For Its Media Monitoring Tool, Opens Office in New York

    Mention Launches An iPad App For Its Media Monitoring Tool, Opens Office in New York

    French startup Mention launched an iPad app to monitor your online reputation from your tablet. At the same time, the company hired its first full time employee in New York — it will expand to the U.S. in the coming months. It also purchased the mention.com domain name and moved its product to the new domain name. As a reminder, Mention is a media monitoring tool that works a lot like… Read More

  • Mention Becomes A Full-Fledged Media Monitoring Tool With Buffer Integration

    Mention Becomes A Full-Fledged Media Monitoring Tool With Buffer Integration

    French startup Mention just received an important update that should make it more compelling to its user base. Whenever Mention users receive a new alert, they can share it on their social channels using Buffer, lining up status updates to share later. As a reminder, Mention is a media monitoring tool that works a lot like Google Alerts with a web interface to skim through your alerts. It… Read More

  • With 50,000 Users & Double-Digit Monthly Revenue Growth, French Real-Time Alerts Startup Mention Raises $800K Flash Seed

    With 50,000 Users & Double-Digit Monthly Revenue Growth, French Real-Time Alerts Startup Mention Raises $800K Flash Seed

    French real-time alerts startup mention, which describes its offering as ‘Google alerts on steroids’, has raised a “flash” seed round of $800,000 (€600,000) from Alven Capital and Point Nine Capital. Mention offers a real-time web alerts for brands, companies and individuals to track what’s being said about them on the web and social media sites. Read More

  • Like Vanity Searches? Mention Launches Social Media Monitoring For The Rest Of Us

    Like Vanity Searches? Mention Launches Social Media Monitoring For The Rest Of Us

    Stock photo site Fotolia’s founder, Thibaud Elziere, has just invested a small amount into a new company called mention, a social media monitoring service launching today. Elziere is also a co-founder at mention, which was developed by a European team of five, based in Paris and Brussels. While clearly a crowded space, mention is somewhat different in that it’s targeting… Read More

  • What is Your Real Name?

    What is Your Real Name?

    What is your real name? That’s my new favorite comment on TechCrunch, where many of its readers hide behind phony names and email addresses. Apparently it’s not considered appropriate to challenge such geniuses about their real identity. Could be similar to talking about “open” and “Web” as though they have magical properties of goodness and well-being. Or not.
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  • The @Mention Cloud

    The @Mention Cloud

    Many social aggregators have mined citations to produce digests of trending stories and multimedia. Google Reader support in the new Flipboard and Delicious’ apparent folding are two sides of the same coin, a last ditch effort to ignore the impact of the social stream on the InBox. Where RSS used to capture so much of the flow of information, now social signals determine not only whether… Read More