Software Updates, 24 October 2014

Recently announced software updates:

  • AlchemyAPI
    Spanish language sentiment analysis, structured entities, type hierarchies, link extraction, Twitter hashtag and username decomposition, new Authors Extraction endpoint, Cleaned+Xpath mode.

  • Appinions
    New features for content marketing.

  • BrandViewer
    Facebook results included in geolocation-based monitoring.

  • eCairn
    Audience Insights (quick segmentation tool).

  • Engagor
    Email alerts for scheduled posts that fail, SLA Alerts, upload picture to Facebook comment, team performance widgets, UI.

  • Hootsuite
    Redesigned UI.

  • Netvibes
    Autosave (historical data for premium accounts).

  • NUVI
    Real-time mentions feed, scheduled posting.

  • Socialbakers
    New Social Health Index metric. Also, Promoted Post Detection.

  • Ubermetrics
    NEAR operator.

Upcoming Events, 24 October 2014

27–29 October (Durham, NH) - IPR Measurement Summit

30 October - Viralheat / Influitive webinar, Identifying and Activating Social Media Influencers in 7 Simple Steps, 2:00 PM EDT / 18:00 GMT.

5 November - Hootsuite webinar, Social Business Benchmark 2014, 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT.

5 November - Sendible webinar, It's here! Welcome to the new version of Sendible, 12:00 Noon EST / 17:00 GMT.

6 November (Tokyo) - Hottolink / ACE Consulting seminar, Social media risk monitoring, 14:00–17:00 at Hottolink.

7–8 November (São Paulo) - Social Analytics Summit

18 November - CARMA webinar, Using Digital Marketing Analytics, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT. With Chuck Hemann.

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

Zignal Labs Raises $10.7 Million

Zignal Labs announced that it has received $10.7 million in its Series B funding round, which it plans to use for continued expansion in leadership, sales, and engineering functions. The round was led by existing investors Andy Ballard of Figtree Partners, Mitchell Cohen of Ross Investment Associates, and Zignal co-founder and Chairman Jim Hornthal.

Zignal also announced the appointment of co-founders Josh Ginsberg and Adam Beaugh as CEO and President/Chief Product Officer, respectively, and the hiring of Alyson Welch as Vice President of Sales.

Venuelabs introduced AboutLocal, a location-based social media monitoring platform for small businesses.

Closely following its merger with Vocus and acquisition of Visible , Cision announced that it has acquired Gorkana Group , the media intelligence group formed from Durrants, Metrica and Gorkana in 2011. Cison says it will maintain the Gorkana brand, which joins the company's growing roster of PR tools and services.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but press reports place its value near £200 million ($320 million).

LexisNexis Acquires Moreover

LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced that it has acquired Moreover and intends to create a single suite, LexisNexis Newsdesk, which will include the combined companies' information products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LexisNexis is a Reed Elsevier Group plc business.

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