January 2012 Archives

Trendiction launched Talkwalker, a self-service social media monitoring and analysis tool for the German-language market.

Olery, a specialist in online reputation and social media monitoring for the hospitality industry, announced a $1 million (€750,000) investment from an undisclosed source.

via TechCrunch

InRev Systems, the developer of the Simplify360 SMA platform, announced that it has received its first institutional investment, an undisclosed amount from an unnamed "IT-focused investor from Kolkata." With the investment, the Bangalore-based InRev expands its physical presence into Mumbai and Delhi.

Software Updates, 27 January 2012

Recently announced software updates:

Upcoming Events, 27 January 2012

2 February - Recorded Future webinar, Looking into the Future with Web Media Analytics, 11:00 AM EST (GMT -5). With Marshall Sponder.

2 February - GoodData/AMA webinar, The Top 5 Key Performance Indicators for Social Media and Web Analytics, 1:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Jim Sterne.

8 February (Nashville, TN) - Murmuration

9 February - Radian6 webinar, Become a Social Media Strategist, 2:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Christopher Barger.

15 February - NetBase webinar, Social Media Market Research Panel, 2:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Ray Poynter, Leonard Murphy, and Tom Anderson.

23 February - Crimson Hexagon webinar, Demystifying the ROI of Social Media, 1:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Natalie Petouhoff.

25 February (Chapel Hill, NC) - AnalyticsCamp

1 March - NetBase webinar, Social Analytics for the PR Function, 2:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Brian Solis.

11 April - NetBase webinar, Social Media Analytics, 2:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Nathan Gilliatt.

17–18 April (San Francisco) - Social Media Analytics Summit

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

9–12 June (Dalian, China) - Sentiment Analysis for Asian Languages

Bluefin Labs announced it has raised $12 million in a Series B round led by Time Warner Investments, with participation from SoftBank Capital and return investors Redpoint Ventures and Lerer Ventures. Bluefin specializes in analyzing social media conversations about US national television.

via Ad Age

New Papers, 24 January 2012

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Software Updates, 20 January 2012

Recently announced software updates:

  • Gnip
    100% coverage of blog posts and comments from Jetpack-powered WordPress.org sites, engagement streams of “likes” from WordPress.com and IntenseDebate.

  • Netvibes
    Chart and Facebook widget improvements, new Facebook Search.

  • Radian6
    Mobile client: highlighted keywords, searchable topic profile and user lists, social profiles, multiple filters, UI.

  • Traackr
    Improved relevance scoring.

  • uberVU
    Improved charts.

Upcoming Events, 20 January 2012

20 January - Dachis Group webinar, Measuring Brand Outcomes: Dachis Group's Social Performance Monitor, 2:00 PM EST (GMT -5).

26 January (London) - Social Media Monitoring Training, Our Social Times

2 February - GoodData/AMA webinar, The Top 5 Key Performance Indicators for Social Media and Web Analytics, 1:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Jim Sterne.

9 February - Radian6 webinar, Become a Social Media Strategist, 2:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Christopher Barger.

25 February (Chapel Hill, NC) - AnalyticsCamp

17–18 April (San Francisco) - Social Media Analytics Summit

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

9–12 June (Dalian, China) - Sentiment Analysis for Asian Languages

Quantum Leap Innovations launched Quantum Leap Buzz, a desktop SMA tool that uses the company's Pattern Based Analytics, initially applied to Twitter data. Both consumer and business versions are planned. A free public beta is available until the end of February.

Alerti launched the English-language version of its social media monitoring platform and iPhone app. The Paris-based company has offered a French-language platform since 2010.

MediaMiser announced that it has acquired InfoGlutton Solutions. The company expects to incorporate InfoGlutton's technology into MediaMiser Enterprise and a new, standalone social media analysis product. InfoGlutton previously focused on the restaurant and hospitality industry.

New Papers, 17 January 2012

Kantar Media Acquires CIC

Kantar Media and Chinese social media specialist CIC announced the acquisition of CIC by Kantar Media, the media research and insights division of WPP's Kantar. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In its announcement, WPP placed CIC's 2011 revenue at RMB 29.9 million (approximately $4.7 million) and its year-end headcount at around 120.

NM Incite Retires BlogPulse

NM Incite announced plans to shut down BlogPulse, the free blog search service operating since 2003. The company posted this announcement on the site:

Today social media is woven into the fabric of every major corporation, small business, government, and everyday life. The past 8 years have marked an incredible evolution of what started as a phenomenon and is now driving multi-billion dollar enterprises. When we launched BlogPulse in 2003, we never could have dreamed where social media would take us all. That's why it can only be called bittersweet to find ourselves now retiring BlogPulse. We're doing this, in part, to concentrate our efforts on bringing the most advanced technology to market to help people and companies navigate today's social media landscape and prepare for what is sure to be a dynamic future in this space. The myriad social options beyond blogs available today means we have our work cut out for us. Thank you to those of you who have used BlogPulse over the years - and stay tuned for new resources we expect to make available at nmincite.com.

This site will no longer be available after Friday January 13th, 2012.

Matt Hurst, one of the site's originators, tells some of the early history of BlogPulse on his blog.

Software Updates, 13 January 2012

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Upcoming Events, 13 January 2012

26 January (London) - Social Media Monitoring Training, Our Social Times

25 February (Chapel Hill, NC) - AnalyticsCamp

17–18 April (San Francisco) - Social Media Analytics Summit

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

9–12 June (Dalian, China) - Sentiment Analysis for Asian Languages

Dachis Group launched Social Performance Monitor, a SaaS social media analytics platform for brand marketers.

Software Updates, 6 January 2012

Recently announced software updates:

  • Appinions
    Influence Gap.

  • BlueCamroo
    API.

  • Engagor
    Unified social inbox, scheduled posting, canned responses.

  • Scup
    Increased topic quotas at each subscription level.

Upcoming Events, 6 January 2012

10 January - Tableau/AMA webinar, 12 Ways to Get a Handle on Your Social Media in 2012, 1:00 PM EST (GMT -5). With Thomas Bosilevac.

11 January - Semphonic webinar, Social Media Measurement Tools, 1:00 PM EST (GMT -4). With Gary Angel, Scott Wilder, and Marshall Sponder.

26 January (London) - Social Media Monitoring Training, Our Social Times

25 February (Chapel Hill, NC) - AnalyticsCamp

17–18 April (San Francisco) - Social Media Analytics Summit

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

9–12 June (Dalian, China) - Sentiment Analysis for Asian Languages

Lithium Raises $53.4 Million

Lithium Technologies announced that it has completed a $53.4 million funding round, led by New Enterprise Associates and including SAP Ventures as well as all existing Lithium investors and several industry advisors.

New Papers, 3 January 2012

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