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The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence

The Rapid Advance of Artificial Intelligence | Big Data | Scoop.it
Scientists and engineers are creating a world in which cars drive themselves, machines recognize people and humanoid robots travel unattended.
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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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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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Five Unique Things You Can Do with PYLON for Facebook Topic Data

Five Unique Things You Can Do with PYLON for Facebook Topic Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
If you saw my earlier blog posts on PYLON for Facebook Topic Data you will know how PYLON works and what you can do with it. But what is it that you get with topic data that makes it so valuable to brands and marketers? Essentially there are five key capabilities that are available in...
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DataSift Developer Community Site Launched

DataSift Developer Community Site Launched | Big Data | Scoop.it
As we continue to offer more and more features to customers, such as PYLON for Facebook Topic Data, we're also investing to improve the experience building against our platform. This means more useful and relevant content available to marketers, agencies and most importantly - developers.
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People First at the Facebook Developer Conference

People First at the Facebook Developer Conference | Big Data | Scoop.it
I started at DataSift a couple of months ago and have just taken my first trip to our San Francisco office. I was lucky enough when I was in town to get myself one of the hottest tickets in Silicon Valley - a place at F8, the Facebook developer conference.
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Why Facebook Topic Data is a Big Deal for the Marketing Industry

Why Facebook Topic Data is a Big Deal for the Marketing Industry | Big Data | Scoop.it
Last week Facebook and Datasift announced the release of topic data, a new way for brands to understand their audiences through their Facebook activity. Today, Francesco Dorazio of 
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LexisNexis and DataSift: Powerful Insight from News and Business Sources

LexisNexis and DataSift: Powerful Insight from News and Business Sources | Big Data | Scoop.it
How do you get a complete picture of the trends that should shape your future strategy? Insight into upcoming business opportunities and threats? The events your customers care about? Social data intelligence can answer many of these questions—but it’s often only part of the picture.
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United Nations Keeps its Finger on the Global Pulse with DataSift

United Nations Keeps its Finger on the Global Pulse with DataSift | Big Data | Scoop.it
The United Nations’ Global Pulse initiative is partnering with DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty and other humanitarian topics. Here’s how they do it.
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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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What Are Facebook Users Talking About? Advertisers Can Now Find Out.

What Are Facebook Users Talking About? Advertisers Can Now Find Out. | Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook knows what we like, and now it's sharing the wealth.
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Facebook to offer insights on what users are talking about - CNET

Facebook to offer insights on what users are talking about - CNET | Big Data | Scoop.it
The move is part of a broader push by the company to help advertisers better understand how people use the social network.
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United Nations Keeps its Finger on the Global Pulse with DataSift

United Nations Keeps its Finger on the Global Pulse with DataSift | Big Data | Scoop.it
The United Nations’ Global Pulse initiative is partnering with DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty and other humanitarian topics. Here’s how they do it.
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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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Get the Best of WordPress—Filtered, Relevant and in Real-Time

Get the Best of WordPress—Filtered, Relevant and in Real-Time | Big Data | Scoop.it
WordPress is the perfect place to pitch your online tent. In fact, this online publishing platform now powers 23% of the entire Internet. It’s a big claim backed by big stats: more than 409 million people view more than 15.5 billion pages each month, and WordPress users publish about 41.
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People First, Privacy First at F8 and Beyond: Facebook and DataSift’s Shared Privacy Focus

People First, Privacy First at F8 and Beyond: Facebook and DataSift’s Shared Privacy Focus | Big Data | Scoop.it
F8, Facebook’s Developer Conference in San Francisco, has just wrapped up two days of best practices, lessons learned, demos and how-to sessions. Facebook made some exciting announcements, including 
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Data Protection Around the World

Data Protection Around the World | Big Data | Scoop.it
We all have an expectation of privacy, but each person’s expectation differs. Whilst some are perfectly happy to open-up on public networks like Twitter, others rail against targeted advertising.
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Techniques to Anonymize Human Data

Techniques to Anonymize Human Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
Part of the difficulty and sensitivity of working with Human Data is protecting the privacy of the individuals that data represents. The most important principle to remember is that if you do not need to be processing personally identifiable information (PII), then don’t.
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Marketing Lessons from the Muppets

Marketing Lessons from the Muppets | Big Data | Scoop.it
It’s a brave person who thinks they have nothing to learn from the Muppets. Today’s lesson comes from that Sesame Street stalwart Cookie Monster. When he first discovered cookies his mantra was Me want cookie! Me eat cookie! Om nom nom nom, but as time passed Mr.
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Future Trends in Privacy Activism that Could Affect Big Data

Future Trends in Privacy Activism that Could Affect Big Data | Big Data | Scoop.it
The privacy environment is heating up. Its theme in 2015 could simply be “watch this space,” but I’ll flesh that out a little more. I see three areas that could well affect your data programs into the new year and beyond: New default settings on consumer oriented devic...
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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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Facebook Becomes a Marketing Guru

Facebook Becomes a Marketing Guru | Big Data | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has launched Topic Data in collaboration with DataSift, which will be providing advanced user insights to marketers to help target ads accordingly.
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