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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
SocialRank now lets you analyze your Twitter followers based on location and keywords   —  Twitter analytics service SocialRank, which was launched in February by two ex-Dwolla staffers, has undergone a significant upgrade in order to help brands and companies get more value and insight from their social media.
Jul 30, 2014, 7:55 PMIn context
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Palantir Acquires Social Polling Startup Poptip   —  Poptip, a startup that helps companies conduct social media surveys and analyze online conversations, just announced that its team will be joining Palantir Technologies starting on August 1.  —  A Palantir spokesperson confirmed the acquisition but declined to comment further.
Jul 29, 2014, 9:15 PMIn context
Andy Baio / Medium:
How to fake flawless predictions for any sports event or election using social media   —  How to Flawlessly Predict Anything on the Internet  —  Spark conspiracies, incite riots, and predict the future with a confidence scam for the Twitter era  —  On Saturday, a Twitter account appeared …
Jul 20, 2014, 5:55 PMIn context
Erico Guizzo / IEEE Spectrum:
MIT roboticist unveils Jibo, a social robot for the home, available for pre-order today for $499, ships 2015 holiday season   —  Cynthia Breazeal Unveils Jibo, a Social Robot for the Home  —  Cynthia Breazeal and Jibo.  —  Cynthia Breazeal, the famed roboticist at MIT's Media Lab and a pioneer …
Jul 16, 2014, 8:10 PMIn context
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Behind the post-acquistion evolution of Instagram, which says 25% of users use Direct monthly   —  Instagram is ready to take its shot  —  The photo-sharing social media service has a fast-growing, hyper-engaged user base that advertisers love.  Now it just needs to figure out how to make money for corporate parent Facebook.
Jul 13, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
EU Begins Questioning Facebook Rivals Over WhatsApp Deal   —  Formal Review Could Be Test Case For Competition Law Application in Social Media  —  European Union antitrust officials have started questioning rival firms about Facebook Inc. 's proposed $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp …
Jul 9, 2014, 3:30 PMIn context
Guardian:
DARPA finances research on social media platforms like Twitter, Pinterest, Kickstarter, others to understand how ideas spread and how to influence them   —  US military studied how to influence Twitter users in Darpa-funded research  —  The activities of users of Twitter and other social media services …
Jul 9, 2014, 6:35 AMIn context
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Twitter Replaces Media Chief Chloe Sladden with Katie Stanton (Exclusive)   —  Less than a month after the departure of Twitter Media chief Chloe Sladden, the social media giant has found her replacement.  —  Katie Stanton, previously vice president of international market development …
Jul 7, 2014, 6:01 PMIn context
Ian Johnson / New York Times:
Semiprivate social network WeChat eclipses public network Weibo as Chinese censors crack down   —  An Online Shift in China Muffles an Open Forum  —  BEIJING — For the past few years, social media in China has been dominated by the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, a microblogging service that created …
Jul 5, 2014, 4:40 PMIn context
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Indiegogo launches its first ever native mobile app, but only for iPhone users in Canada   —  Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo has today announced the launch of its first native mobile app for iOS devices, but it's currently only available for users in Canada.
Jul 3, 2014, 5:15 PMIn context

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