Peter Kafka

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Twitter Buys Start-Up to Boost “Revenue Engineering Team”

Twitter has “acqhired” the team behind social media analytics start-up Hotspots.io. At least three members of the start-up have joined Twitter’s “revenue engineering team” to build tools for Twitter advertisers and publishers. Hotspots.io graduated from start-up factory Y Combinator a year ago, but at that time called itself Moki.tv, a “personalized TV guide for streaming video online.”


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”