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  • DataSift connects with LinkedIn as its latest social marketing partner

    DataSift connects with LinkedIn as its latest social marketing partner

    DataSift, which taps and structures data from social networks to provide more insights into it, has added a new partner to its own network. The company has linked up with LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with 467 million users that was acquired by Microsoft recently for $26.2 billion — to help develop a stronger marketing profile for LinkedIn by parsing its… Read More

  • Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

    Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

    Another big change for DataSift — the UK startup that applies analytics to social network data firehoses to surface trends, which had a notable break up with Twitter earlier this year. Nick Halstead, who founded the company in 2010, is stepping down as CEO. Halstead will be replaced by Tim Barker, DataSift’s chief product officer. In a blog post announcing the move… Read More

  • Datasift Expands Its Reach With New Pulsar Deal To Make Facebook Topic Data Bigger

    Datasift Expands Its Reach With New Pulsar Deal To Make Facebook Topic Data Bigger

    Datasift, which has raised a total of $77.9 million to date, is partnering with social analytics platform Pulsar to make anonymized Facebook topic data available to any brands, government, charities and businesses. Last year Datasift did a Secondary Market raise of $6.2M from Upfront Ventures. This new deal shows Datasift is pushing hard to become a mainstay of the ad agency world. Because… Read More

  • The Valley Of The Sith Lords

    The Valley Of The Sith Lords

    Twitter just gave the bird to startups, and I am not talking about their logo. By now, you have probably heard that Twitter is going to cut off third-party access to its firehose of data. DataSift, one of several startups that rely on this access for their business, are now scrambling to reassure customers that their product is going to continue to work. “Blindsided” is how… Read More

  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

  • Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift

    Facebook Finally Lets Its Firehose Be Tapped For Marketing Insights Thanks To DataSift

    Twitter’s firehose of tweets has long been offered as a goldmine for businesses trying to understand how to improve or market their products, and now Facebook will allow privacy-safe peeks at its treasure trove, too. Today Facebook launched a new insights product called “Topic Data” in the U.S. and U.K. with the help of brand analytics leader DataSift. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • DataSift Launches Vedo To Help Enterprises Channel The Big Social Data Firehose

    DataSift Launches Vedo To Help Enterprises Channel The Big Social Data Firehose

    DataSift has built a reputation as a provider of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr firehoses — streams of unstructured data from those and dozens of other social sources, which can then be used in applications to track larger user sentiment and other trends. Today, DataSift is ramping up its presence in the big data game with the launch of Vedo, a processing engine that automates some of… Read More

  • Firehose Provider DataSift Raises $42M Led By Insight Venture Partners For Global and Non-Social Ambitions

    Firehose Provider DataSift Raises $42M Led By Insight Venture Partners For Global and Non-Social Ambitions

    DataSift, a social data platform that provides brands and enterprises with access to content from the likes of Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and dozens of other social networks, is today announcing a $42 million, Series C round of funding. Rob Bailey, DataSift’s CEO, tells me that the company plans to use the new financing for a number of different purposes. Read More