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  • Adobe, WPP, Among Companies In Talks To Acquire Indian Social Analytics Startup Simplify360

    Adobe, WPP, Among Companies In Talks To Acquire Indian Social Analytics Startup Simplify360

    Indian digital media circles have been abuzz with rumors of potential targets being looked at in the social media analytics space by Twitter, Adobe and even WPP, the world’s biggest advertising company. The latest to join the list of potential targets is Simplify360, a Bangalore-based social media analytics startup that counts over 100 paying customers including big names such as… Read More

  • Apple Buys Topsy For Price Reportedly North Of $200M, Could Use Social Signals To Bolster Siri, App Store Relevance

    Apple Buys Topsy For Price Reportedly North Of $200M, Could Use Social Signals To Bolster Siri, App Store Relevance

    Apple has purchased social analytics firm Topsy, which focuses on parsing data from Twitter, reports The Wall Street Journal. The deal was apparently worth ‘more than $200M’ according to the publication. Topsy is one of several firms that have been focused on gathering and parsing data from Twitter’s platform. It allows customers to tap into a store of over 425 billion… Read More

  • Banana Republic, CNNMoney And CNBC Among Top Twitter Accounts During TWTR IPO

    Banana Republic, CNNMoney And CNBC Among Top Twitter Accounts During TWTR IPO

    Data from social media analytics companies Crimson Hexagon and Topsy give insight into the chatter during Twitter’s IPO using data gleaned from (what else?) tweets. Most of the accounts that produced the top tweets are expected (like Twitter’s official account and major news outlets such as CNN), but there were a few surprises. Read More

  • Topsy, Now With Every Tweet From 2006 On, Has Other Social Media Indexes In The Works

    Topsy, Now With Every Tweet From 2006 On, Has Other Social Media Indexes In The Works

    Twitter has established itself as top social networking destination, mentioned the same breath as sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube, as well as a go-to destination for breaking news. But as a search engine that could be the Google for real-time media, Twitter still fails. For Twitter data partner Topsy, that was an opportunity. Read More

  • Topsy Launches Realtime Search Engine For Mobile Devices

    Topsy Launches Realtime Search Engine For Mobile Devices

    Topsy Labs is releasing a social, realtime search engine for mobile devices today, enabling users to discover relevant chatter about any topic based on data from Twitter and Google+. The search engine comes with a nifty “Social Time Machine” feature that enables users to look up results on a timeline that can be controlled with a slider (see screenshots below). Read More

  • Topsy Launches Realtime Search Engine For Public Google+ Posts

    Topsy Launches Realtime Search Engine For Public Google+ Posts

    Realtime search and analytics platform company Topsy Labs this morning announced that it has added Google+ as a source in its index. A dedicated search engine for public Google+ posts, available here in beta, lets users search and access realtime and historical conversations occurring within the social network, ranked by the startup’s proprietary relevance and influence-ranking technology. Read More

  • Realtime Search Platform Topsy Raises $15 Million

    Realtime search startup Topsy Labs has raised $15 million in Series C funding today from BlueRun Ventures, Western Technology Investments, Ignition Partners, Founders Fund and Scott Banister. This brings the company’s total funding to $30 million. Topsy indexes and ranks search results based the conversations millions of people are having every day about each specific term, topic, page… Read More

  • The Realtime Switch: OneRiot Transitions Search Partners To Topsy

    We wrote last week of realtime search startup OneRiot’s move to recharge its business model; shutting down its search portal and focusing exclusively on its advertising network. Prior to this shift, OneRiot had released a search API to allow partners to integrate realtime search into their applications. Today, the startup is announcing that it has transitioned its search partners to… Read More

  • Topsy Becomes An Even More Powerful Alternative To Twitter's Official Search Engine

    Topsy Becomes An Even More Powerful Alternative To Twitter's Official Search Engine

    If you’ve ever tried to use Twitter Search, you know that it’s got some pretty serious problems. First, the site only lets you search back through a couple weeks of tweets. Even worse, the service doesn’t seem to employ any relevancy algorithm to speak of — you just see the most recent tweets that contain your query’s keywords, regardless of who said them… Read More

  • Twitturly Sold For A Song

    We wrote that Twitturly filled a bit of a void when it was launched in April 2008 as a sort of Techmeme for all that gets linked on Twitter. Much of the initial excitement over its link tracking abilities ebbed away rather swiftly regardless, and competitors like Tweetmeme and Topsy have stolen much of Twitturly’s thunder since its launch. Joel Strellner, who started the project, finally… Read More

  • Topsy Surfaces Hottest Real Time Links, Hits Bit.ly And TweetMeme Head On

    Real time search and discovery engine Topsy is releasing a bunch of new products and tools this afternoon. Topsy is all about the power of the ReTweet on Twitter. When the service first launched publicly in May we noted that ReTweets are the new currency of the web. And it isn’t just the number of retweets that matters (which is subject to large scale spamming efforts). It’s… Read More

  • As Other Real-Time Search Engines Fizzle, OneRiot Gets Some Early Traction

    While there have been many real-time search engine launches over the past few months (Scoopler, Topsy, Collecta, CrowdEye), most of them so far have fizzled (see Google Website Trends chart above). After an initial burst of curiosity, interest tends to dive. One exception, however, is OneRiot, which appears to be gaining some early traction in the real-time search race. This race has just… Read More

  • The Real Time Search Dilemma: Consciousness Versus Memory

    One of the hottest areas of search right now is real time search, which attempts to find results based on what is happening right now. Twitter’s search engine fast becoming one of the key ways to navigate the service and discover what people are thinking about any subject at any given moment. Facebook is testing out ways to let you search your personal stream. Google is waking up to… Read More

  • Topsy Search Launches: ReTweets Are The New Currency Of The Web

    New search engine Topsy, which has been in stealth development for three years, launches, well, now. Before Google, search engines like AltaVista determined relevance based on how well a web page matched the query. Then came Google, which views the web as a network of documents. Today, all search engines analyze linking behavior around the web. When a web page is linked to a lot, it’s… Read More