Poptip Joins Palantir

Poptip announced that it has been acquired by Palantir, the developer of high-end intelligence platforms with an emphasis on government and financial markets. In a post on the company blog, Poptip founder Kelsey Falter describes plans to continue building data analysis products for the commercial sector but doesn't mention Poptip's existing products for social surveys and social media analysis.

Poptip was the first of two acquisitions this week for Palantir, which also acquired Propeller, which built tools for mobile app developers. The Propeller site has been replaced with an announcement of the acquisition.

Software Updates, 1 August 2014

Recently announced software updates:

  • Actiance
    Import APIs, content capture & archiving, autoposting from content library.

  • Brandwatch
    New Twitter Hindsight (access to complete history). pr

  • Conversocial
    Instagram integration.

  • Local Measure
    Filter by post type (photo, Instagram video, Facebook review), filter notifications by poster.

  • Mention
    Tag cloud, filter by topic.

  • SocialFlow
    Geographically targeted tweets. Also, new Chrome extension.

  • Synthesio
    Visual Query Builder, Twitter demographics, saved filters.

  • Visible
    Geographic analysis improvements.

  • Wobot
    Respond in VK, Twitter and Facebook, user-level permissions, English-language reports.

Upcoming Events, 1 August 2014

5 August (Atlanta) - Insightpool Social Engagement Summit

6 August - Synthesio webinar, The Power of Influence: Take the Luck out of Word of Mouth, 10:00 AM EDT / 14:00 GMT.

8–9 September (Raleigh, NC) - Expion Social Summit

15–19 September - AMEC Measurement Week

8 October (Strasbourg) - Sindup Veille Connect, 18:00–21:30.

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

4–5 December (Brussels) - LT-Accelerate

Innodata Acquires MediaMiser

Innodata (NASDAQ: INOD) announced that it has acquired MediaMiser in a cash-and-deferred-payment deal worth C$5.78 million (US$5.38 million) by 2016, with an additional performance-based payment of up to C$5.0 million (US$4.60 million) in 2017.

Innodata is a services company with specialties in content management and data analytics. Following the acquisition, it plans to continue the MediaMiser operation in Ottawa, preserving the MediaMiser name.

New Papers, 29 July 2014

Software Updates, 25 July 2014

Recently announced software updates:

  • AlchemyAPI
    Q2 feature roundup: combined call, Publication Date API, improved web page cleaning, constituent parser, taxonomy update, hashtag sentiment, Image Link Extraction API and Image Tagging API.

  • Digimind
    User-specified alert delivery time.

  • Expion
    Major update.

  • Luminoso
    UI, census replaces samples for timelines.

  • Mention
    Rebuilt Android app.

  • Netvibes
    New AutoSave data archiving.

  • NUVI
    Publish to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook; filter by geographic location and source network, new word cloud visualization, Instagram Hashtag Monitoring.

  • SocialFlow
    Create Facebook video posts.

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