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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald