polling

  • Twitter Updates Polling; Touts 1.7 Billion Votes

    Twitter Updates Polling; Touts 1.7 Billion Votes

    Twitter is making an update to its recently released polling feature; instead of a default 24-hour timeframe, poll lengths can range from five minutes to seven days. Launched in October, the company also touted the success of polls, announcing that 1.7 billion votes have been cast so far.  The revelation comes as Twitter shares sink to a  record low, with investors expressing concern… Read More

  • Twitter Polls Are An Awful Idea

    Twitter Polls Are An Awful Idea

    They’ve done it. Twitter has cracked the code. No, it’s not a new CEO. Nope, it’s not a new way to deliver content with context that you might be interested in. It’s polls. Read More

  • Price-Tracking Service Nifti Switches Gears, Launches Social Polling App Cinch

    Price-Tracking Service Nifti Switches Gears, Launches Social Polling App Cinch

    Pricing tracking and alerts service Nifti is testing the waters with a new application called Cinch (no, not Klout’s advice-giving app also called Cinch, but very close.) In fact, Nifti’s new app is practically a variation on Klout’s earlier arrival, as Klout’s Cinch is about asking for recommendations and Nifti’s Cinch is about asking for opinions. That is… Read More

  • Pyne Offers A Simple Way To Poll Everyone (Or Just Your Friends)

    Pyne Offers A Simple Way To Poll Everyone (Or Just Your Friends)

    “Oh jeez, another Q&A app.” That was my kneejerk reaction when I heard about a new startup called Pyne, which has created what it says is an app that allows users to “poll the world.” But then co-founder Tony Peccatiello gave me a demo, and I have to admit that it was appealingly quick, simple, and fun. Read More

  • Need A Quick Answer? Pop Lets You Take Two Photos, Poll Your Friends

    Need A Quick Answer? Pop Lets You Take Two Photos, Poll Your Friends

    Do you have trouble making decisions? Do you have to get your friends’ input on a bunch of things? Are you 15 years old? Then you might like Pop, a new iPhone application today making its official debut, which lets you quickly ask your friends for feedback by sending them two photos. Basically, Pop is a simple voting app with a more limited number of choices compared to other social… Read More

  • Sun Co-founder’s WayIn Launches End-To-End Platform For Easy Twitter Polling

    Sun Co-founder’s WayIn Launches End-To-End Platform For Easy Twitter Polling

    In late 2010, Sun Microsystems Co-founder Scott McNealy and finance veteran Scott Johnston, launched WayIn, a mobile Q&A and polling service designed to let individuals and brands quickly create and respond to polls on anything their hearts desire. Thanks to the managerial clout behind it, the Silicon Valley-based startup has gone on to raise $20 million in venture funding. Now WayIn… Read More

  • Digital Polling Utility CivicScience Scores $1.2 Million In Seed Funding

    Pittsburgh-based startup CivicScience, an intelligent polling utility that offers a host of audience measurement and analytics tools for publishers and advertisers, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from a group of institutional and angel investors to expand its platform partnerships and automation technology as well as ramp up its hiring efforts. The seed round’s investors… Read More