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Looking at Big Data and Data Science in Social Media
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Twitter Buys SecondSync and Mesagraph

Twitter Buys SecondSync and Mesagraph | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter has acquired the British television social media analytics company SecondSync and France-based data company Mesagraph in an effort to expand its relationship with broadcasters and television advertisers. - Brand Republic
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'China's Twitter' Eyes US Share Sale

'China's Twitter' Eyes US Share Sale | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
China's largest Twitter-like service Sina Weibo unveils plans to sell shares to raise $500m (£300m) on the US stock market.
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Environment Agency to Open Flood Data

Environment Agency to Open Flood Data | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
After talks with the cabinet office, real-time river levels, flood maps and more could all become available as free and commercially reusable data. By Charles Arthur
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Six Alternatives to WhatsApp Now Facebook Owns It

Six Alternatives to WhatsApp Now Facebook Owns It | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
There are many alternative instant messaging apps for smartphones. Here are some of the best available for iPhone, Android and others. By Samuel Gibbs
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The Irrational Rationality, Facebook's $16bn Acquisition of WhatsApp

The Irrational Rationality, Facebook's $16bn Acquisition of WhatsApp | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
The huge price tag attached to Facebook’s purchase of WhatsApp — one of the largest web deals in history — actually makes more sense than you might think at first glance.
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Examples of the Marvel API

Examples of the Marvel API | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
Raymond Camden's personal blog covering jQuery, Mobile, ColdFusion, and Web Development. Examples of the Marvel API
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Twitter to Help Media Partners Find the News Faster

Twitter to Help Media Partners Find the News Faster | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
A Twitter analytics company called Dataminr is building a custom version of its search tools for news companies like CNN, something that will help media outlets use Twitter better — but will also help reinforce Twitter’s brand as a breaking-news source
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Why Bitcoin Matters

Marc Andreessen was a big part of turning the Web into a mainstream experience, but seems to misunderstand Bitcoin profo…
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Twitter Flies into New Headquarters

Twitter Flies into New Headquarters | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
The social media giant has signed a lease for more than 140,000 square feet on West 17th Street, weeks after IBM's artificial-intelligence wing crushed its 51 Astor Pl. plans.
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Facebook Riposte to Princeton Claim

Facebook data scientists turn the tables on Princeton researchers in response to paper
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DIY Science MOOC, Kickstarter, Brain Experiments at Home!

DIY Science MOOC, Kickstarter, Brain Experiments at Home! | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
A Harvard professor’s campaign would allow his pilot class of MOOC students to conduct their very own neuroscience experiments.
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Understanding Media by Understanding Google

Few people who “just Google it” to find an answer to their every question understand just what the company does (and why). Through this course, you'll join the minority that really gets it.

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Bottlenose Adds Real-Time TV and Radio Data to its Social Trend Monitoring

Bottlenose Adds Real-Time TV and Radio Data to its Social Trend Monitoring | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
Bottlenose, a startup that helps large brands find emerging trends, is expanding beyond social media today with the addition of Broadcast Analytics, which..
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Google Maps Now Lets You Paddle Down The Colorado River in Street View

Google recently put its Street View cameras on a raft and, with the help of American Rivers, took it down the Colorado River. Today, it made the images from..
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Chinese Twitter rival Sina Weibo May Float in US

China’s Sina, proprietor of the highly popular Weibo, is reportedly preparing to float the microblogging platform as a spinoff on the New York Stock Exchange. According to a Financial Times piece on Monday, Weibo may be worth over $4 billion at the moment, and Sina has hired Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse to manage the…
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Why is WhatsApp Worth $19bn to Facebook?

Why is WhatsApp Worth $19bn to Facebook? | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
With no games and no gimmicks but 450 million active users, WhatsApp represented the biggest mobile threat to Facebook. By Stuart Dredge
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From Food Stamps to Multi-Millionaire, What's App Founder

From Food Stamps to Multi-Millionaire, What's App Founder | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum's journey to becoming a billionaire started as an impoverished teenager in Ukraine more than 20 years ago.
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Hackers Build Flood-Relief Apps

Hackers Build Flood-Relief Apps | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it

fHundreds of developers spent Sunday coding apps to help those affected by floods in the south of England. By Alex Hern

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CEO Promises More Accessible Twitter as User Growth Slows

CEO Promises More Accessible Twitter as User Growth Slows | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
twitter's ad business is maturing and showing robust growth. but there's escalating proof that its user growth is flattening.
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There is No Single Twitter Experience

There is No Single Twitter Experience | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
Yes, Twitter is becoming filled with more noise and possibly less signal, as Jenna Wortham argues in the New York Times — but it’s also true that much of that experience is a result of how we choose to use the service...
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Top Gear’s Test Track Now on Street View

Top Gear’s Test Track Now on Street View | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
Google has added the Top Gear track to Google Street View (via 9to5Google), which fans of the UK automotive show will recognize instantly. You could sort of..
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Billion-Dollar Startup Club

Billion-Dollar Startup Club | Data in Social Media | Scoop.it
The Journal and Dow Jones VentureSource are tracking companies that are valued at $1 billion or more by venture-capital firms. Today there are more than 30 such companies in the U.S., Europe and China.
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