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Twitter Needs New Leadership

Yesterday Twitter released very disappointing quarterly results, with misses on both user and revenue growth. From the Wall Street Journal:


Twitter Inc. delivered its weakest quarterly revenue growth as a publicly traded company, casting a shadow on its fledgling advertising business, which until now has been a consistent bright spot. Investors, who sent the company’s stock down nearly 20%, were hit with a double whammy Tuesday as Twitter’s first-quarter results were leaked on the social-media service itself an hour before their release was expected.


The symbolism of the leak was appropriate: Twitter the service is so clearly indispensable, at least for some, but Twitter the company can’t seem to get it right.1 And so, after five years in charge, I believe it’s time for Twitter’s leadership, in particular CEO Dick Costolo, to make way for new leadership that has improved ...
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Twitter Ends Partnership with DataSift

Twitter Ends Partnership with DataSift | Big Data | Scoop.it

Twitter has ended its partnership with social analytics firm DataSift, sparking accusations from its ex that it has "seriously damaged" the data reselling ecosystem.

Read more: http://www.itpro.co.uk/business-intelligence/24383/twitter-ends-partnership-with-datasift-sparks-angry-rebuke#ixzz3XOSOSlEF

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Twitter Cuts Off DataSift to Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

Twitter Cuts Off DataSift to Step Up Its Own Big Data Business | Big Data | Scoop.it
In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night..
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Cutting Us Off Harms Twitter's Business

Cutting Us Off Harms Twitter's Business | Big Data | Scoop.it
DataSift is broadening the appeal of its social data platform in the enterprise, its CEO told me. Losing access to Twitter's firehose won't derail that
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Tencent Poised for a Big Year

Tencent Poised for a Big Year | Big Data | Scoop.it
You may not have heard of Tencent but you can bet Facebook and Google have. The Chinese mobile apps provider and internet portal makes 80 percent of its revenue selling actual services not advertising.
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Twitter and Tumblr Backer Leads $42 million Funding Round for DataSift

British technology business DataSift has now raised over million of venture capital funding following a new million round.
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Twitter Expands Ads Outside US

Twitter’s post-IPO path to prosperity presses on: the company has opened up its self-serve advertising platform to companies outside the U.S.
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Twitter picks NYSE over Nasdaq for IPO

Twitter picks NYSE over Nasdaq for IPO | Big Data | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Twitter, Inc. has picked the New York Stock Exchange to list for its initial public offering of common shares, according to an Securities and Exchange Commission filing by the firm on Tuesday.
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The Big 5 Glossary: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+

The Big 5 Glossary: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ | Big Data | Scoop.it
The "big 5" are the social media networks you hear about the most. Here's a glossary of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+ terms.
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IBM Study: If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive - Forbes

IBM Study: If You Don't Have a Social CEO, You're Going to be Less Competitive - Forbes | Big Data | Scoop.it
The list of the world’s CEOs regularly includes celebrities, billionaires, big egos, risk takers, and failures. What it does not include are social media experts; but that’s about to change.
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Using Twitter Data to Map Emotions Geographically | Dan Zarrella

Using Twitter Data to Map Emotions Geographically | Dan Zarrella | Big Data | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I spoke at a federal agency conference in Arlington, VA and one of the most interesting topics was the potential use of social media, by...
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Dr. Mikio Braun: TWIMPACT: On Real-Time Twitter Analysis

Analysing high-volume real-time data streams as they occur in social media analysis (for example, streams of Twitter messages) poses special challenges.
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What the End of the Twitter-DataSift Partnership Means for Customers

What the End of the Twitter-DataSift Partnership Means for Customers | Big Data | Scoop.it
Disclosures Let’s get this out of the way right up front. DataSift is a client of mine at Altimeter Group. I am closely connected to Twitter via my role as a board member of the Big Boulder Initiat...
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Twitter to Cut Off Firehose Resellers

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Twitter is taking back full control over who has access to its ‘firehose’ of real-time tweet data. Firehose data was previously made available to third-party apps via three authorized resellers – Gnip (which it acquired a year ago), Datasift and NTT Data. In a post on the Gnip blog yesterday, Twitter announced that it would be transitioning all data customers to a direct relationship with the company from August this year.

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Twitter Cutting Ties With All Data Resellers

Twitter Cutting Ties With All Data Resellers | Big Data | Scoop.it
Twitter is bringing more of its data licensing business in-house.
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DataSift Launches Vedo to Help Enterprises Channel the Big Social Data Firehose

DataSift Launches Vedo to Help Enterprises Channel the Big Social Data Firehose | Big Data | Scoop.it
DataSift has built a reputation as a provider of Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr firehoses -- streams of unstructured data from those and dozens of other social..
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Apple Buys Social-Media Analytics Startup Topsy

Apple Buys Social-Media Analytics Startup Topsy | Big Data | Scoop.it
Apple has acquired social-media analytics firm Topsy Labs for more than $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The startup specializes in Twitter data.
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Marc Senterre's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:07 AM

apple goes analytics !

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Twitter's Language Detection Algorithm

Twitter's Language Detection Algorithm | Big Data | Scoop.it
When you analyze a large set of tweets, you can't manually determine the language, on the other hand blindly relying on Twitter's language detection algorithm doesn't feel good either.
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Pre-Crime Prediction using Twitter Data

Pre-Crime Prediction using Twitter Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
Retweet graph of Project X dataset (snapshot at 2012-09-26 04:32:15). (credit: Marijn ten Thij/University o Twente) It's the year 2054, where PreCrime, a
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You Can Now Search for any Tweet in History

You Can Now Search for any Tweet in History | Big Data | Scoop.it
Search for any tweet in history -- all 425 billion tweets, videos, images, blog posts and location pins dating back to Jack Dorsey's first tweet in 2006.
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Chance to learn how social media can help your firm

Chance to learn how social media can help your firm | Big Data | Scoop.it
Small businesses need to get over their nervousness about social media and join the conversation if they want to reach more consumers, says Tony Wang, Twitter’s first UK general manager.
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