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DataSift Closes $15 Million Round in VC Funding

Social analytics company Datasift announced on Tuesday morning it had closed a $15 million dollar round of funding led by Scale Venture Partners with participation from Northgate Capital and Daher Ventures. This is the second round raised by the start-up in 2012 alone, having already closed a $7.2 million round in May. DataSift was named one of Twitter’s “Certified Partners” in August, a small group of companies anointed by the microblogging service as some of the best third-party handlers of Twitter data.


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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