Greylock Leads $12 Million Round for Big-Data Startup Trifacta

If Big Data is going to be really big, it also has to be useful.

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DataSift Signs Deal With Tumblr

DataSift, an analytics company that combs and analyzes social data from companies such as Twitter and Facebook, announced on Monday that it has signed a deal with Yahoo owner Tumblr. That means DataSift will analyze both real-time and archived Tumblr-post data, allowing DataSift customers to gain insights and run sentiment analysis on the interactions occurring across the Tumblr service.

Yahoo Acquires Social Data Analysis Startup Ztelic

Acquisition number 19 under Marissa Mayer, to be exact.

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Dataminr Closes $30 Million Round

Dataminr, one of the more noteworthy startups to comb through and analyze Twitter data, raised $30 million in its third venture round, the company announced. The round, led by Venrock and Institutional Venture Partners, brings Dataminr’s total funds raised to $46.5 million. Dataminr scans the hundreds of millions of tweets sent daily, using algorithms to pinpoint new, noteworthy and otherwise important tweets from influential sources. The company services clients ranging from finance firms on Wall Street to government agencies, among others.

Sherpa, a New “Predictive” Personal Assistant App, Stays One Step Ahead of You

Can Sherpa stand out from the personal assistant app pack?
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Jawbone “Acqhires” Data and Digital Design Firms Massive Health, Visere

Jawbone looks to boost the software behind the Up, as more health and fitness devices come to market.

Trifacta Aims to Make Big Data Useful, Lands $4.3 Million From Accel Partners

The biggest of big-data problems lies not in computing, but with a shortage of people who can interpret what the data says.

Here Come the Tweets: Gnip Offers Access to Full Twitter Archive (For a Price)

Studying the science of Twitter data just got a whole lot more interesting.


Google Tablet Analysis Points to Thin Margins

It’s not surprising that the first tablet to carry Google’s brand would attract attention from hardware analysts. Nor is one of their key conclusions much of a shock — the $199 price tag on the new Nexus 7 doesn’t leave Google much of a profit margin.

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