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Death of Twitter
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Twitter started as a social version of text messaging. The limit on a text message is 160, which Twitter truncated to 140 to account for the sender’s name. Early reviews considered the platform to be “addictive and at the same time annoying”; a less charitable review went as far as

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Twitter Credibility Problem
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Twitter has a credibility problem. Fake information and photos proliferate the platform, especially after a natural disaster. For example, Hurricane Sandy photos depicted flooding of the whole East Coast and the Statue of Liberty being felled by a tsunami. For every problem, there’s a startup. Tweetcred appends a ‘credibility ranking’,

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Connectivity has recently secured funding to the tune of $6.35 million, led by Greycroft Partners and including various other investors.  The technology allows businesses to track various aspects of their business across the web, including their customers, how often they return, what inclines them to purchase, how best to reach

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As of last week, Twitter has selected six of over 1300 proposals to access their enormous archives for big data insights.  Of these six projects, three focus on health. HealthMaps, a project initiated by Boston’s Children’s Hospital, is looking to use the data to survey food borne gastrointestinal illnesses.  HealthMaps

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Frrole, a Bangalore-based startup specialising in Twitter analytics has raised close to a quarter of a million dollars in a round of Angel funding.  Frrole is one of several Indian startups that are now starting to grow and expand globally, in this case aided by crowd-funding platform LetsVenture, aimed at

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In what is now the company’s fourth acquisition in the data space, Twitter has purchased Gnip, a company with access to the vast amount of data that Twitter has and resells it to other companies to use.  Even though advertising accounts for 90% of Twitter revenue, data licensing revenues have

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Google will be partnering with several big data firms – including Datalogix and Acxiom — to track the “offline” sales impact of Google AdWords ads. The Internet giant will match the cookies on users’ computers to in-store sales information — which will be provided

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How much data is there really? This infographic is great way to understand the magnitude and volume of data we produce. Source (Image Credit: Madeleine Skjelland Eriksen)  

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Below we present a list of top 10 Big Data Twitter influencers : 1.Hilary Mason : Data Scientist in Residence at Accel, Scientist Emeritus atbitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.   http://www.hilarymason.com/about/ @hmason, 12.3K  tweets, 39.K followers. 2. Mike Gualtieri : Analyst at Forrester. Involved with

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