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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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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