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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus