July 2009 Archives

Synthesio Checks Out Hotels

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Synthesio announced Hospitality, a social media monitoring tool for hotels. The new service is the second vertical market specialization from Synthesio, which released its SportTrack service—developed with TNS Sport—last year.

Software Updates, 31 July 2009

Recently announced software updates:

Upcoming Events, 31 July 2009

2–7 August (Singapore) - ACL-IJCNLP

6 August (London) - MeasurementCamp, 10:00 AM. Check the web site for confirmation of the location.

10–12 November (Seville) - 1st International Workshop on Mining Social Media (CFP)

IBM Buys SPSS for $1.2 Billion

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and analytics provider SPSS (Nasdaq: SPSS) have announced a merger agreement in which IBM will acquire SPSS for $50 per share, or approximately $1.2 billion. The acquisition follows IBM's April announcement of a new consulting practice focused on business analytics.

SPSS offers a text analytics workbench, PASW Text Analytics (formerly Clementine), that operates within the company's data mining environment. While focused on internal company data, it supports RSS feeds to provide an entry into social media analysis.

Software Updates, 24 July 2009

Recently announced software updates:

  • Networked Insights
    SocialSense 2.0: UI changes, analytical feature adjustments, new emphasis on verbatim excerpts, content alerts. System architecture changes to improve speed and scalability.

  • Synthesio
    Chinese and Russian language support.

Upcoming Events, 17 July 2009

21 July - Vocus is presenting a free webinar, Monitoring the Social Media Conversation: From Twitter to Facebook, 14:00 BST (GMT +1). The session is intended for a European audience and features Jenni Lloyd, Social Media Consultant at Nixon McInnes, and Neil Stinchcombe, Managing Director at Eskenzi PR.

21 July - Satmetrix is presenting a free webinar, Delivering an Award Winning Voice of the Customer Program, 1:00 EDT (GMT -4). The session features Laura Books and Experian's Laura DeSoto.

23 July - Vocus Virtual Conference, How to Effectively Leverage Social Media, 10:00 AM–6:30 PM EDT (GMT -4).

2–7 August (Singapore) - ACL-IJCNLP

6 August (London) - MeasurementCamp, 10:00 AM.

10–12 November (Seville) - 1st International Workshop on Mining Social Media (CFP)

Alterian Buys Techrigy

Alterian plc (LON: ALN) has announced its acquisition of Techrigy. The all-stock deal is reported to be worth between $0.6 million and $4.1 million, depending on performance, plus the assumption of $0.9 million in shareholder loans. Alterian offers a marketing technology platform that brings together email, web content management, and analytics. The company has a global presence supported by office locations in eight countries.


Related: Techrigy Acquires Andiamo Systems (May 2009)

New Papers, 14 July 2009

Recently released white papers:

Upcoming Events, 10 July 2009

14 July - dna13 is presenting a free webinar, Using Business Intelligence to Build Corporate Reputation and Support Strategic Decisions, 11:00 AM EDT (GMT -4).

15 July - WOMMA is presenting a free webinar, Do You Speak Social? Social Web Literacy and the Future of Brands, 12:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). The session features iCrossing's Antony Mayfield.

16 July - InsideView and Miller Heiman are presenting a free webinar, How to End the Roller Coaster Sales Cycle, 1:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). The session features Jill Konrath and Miller Heiman's Bill Golder.

21 July - Satmetrix is presenting a free webinar, Delivering an Award Winning Voice of the Customer Program, 1:00 EDT (GMT -4). The session features Laura Books and Experian's Laura DeSoto.

23 July - Vocus Virtual Conference, How to Effectively Leverage Social Media, 10:00 AM–6:30 PM EDT (GMT -4).

2–7 August (Singapore) - ACL-IJCNLP

10–12 November (Seville) - 1st International Workshop on Mining Social Media (CFP)

Phase2 Technology has announced Tattler (app), an open-source social media monitoring tool based on the Drupal platform, with text analytics using Open Calais. Tattler evolved from The BuzzMonitor, which was originally developed by the World Bank and a group of development partners.

Tattler (app) is currently in testing. Phase2 plans to announce the availability of the software to a mailing list (sign up on the web site) and through Twitter (@tattlerapp).


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Gnip Adds PostRank Option

Gnip and PostRank have announced a partnership that adds social media content and metadata from PostRank to Gnip's content aggregation service. PostRank (formerly AideRSS) collects RSS content and adds a proprietary engagement metric for ranking and filtering.

Related: AideRSS for Publishers (July 2007)

Viralheat announced the launch of their social media monitoring platform today. Priced from $10/month, the entry-level tool provides keyword search, alerts and volume-based metrics on a variety of online sources. The company offers a free, 7-day trial.

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TechCrunch posted a longer description.

Management Changes at Attentio

The European social media intelligence specialist Attentio announced changes and additions to its management team today:

Software Updates, 3 July 2009

Recently announced software updates:

  • BrandsEye
    Geolocation.

  • eCairn
    Blog profile management, multi-project support, UI updates.

  • Scout Labs
    Streamlined bookmarking, links to Google Blog Search and Twitter, pagination for media sources, permalinks for email alerts.

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