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Dataminr Raises $13 Million in Series B Round

Social analytics firm Dataminr announced on Monday that it closed a series B round of venture funding, adding $13 million in capital on top of the $3.5 million raised previously. The company uses its access to Twitter’s full Firehose of continuously flowing data to isolate and predict events and trends, with a particular emphasis on the financial and governmental sectors. Dataminr will use the capital injection on technology and client acquisition.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work