April 2012 Archives

Traackr launched Traackr One, a marketplace for influencer lists built with its platform. The system offers subscriptions to preconfigured lists, including updates, profiles, analytics, and activity monitoring.

KPMG Acquires WiseWindow

KPMG has acquired WiseWindow. The company declined to comment, but independent sources confirm the news.

via Stephen Rappaport

Software Updates, 27 April 2012

Recently announced software updates:

  • Churnbar
    Topic modeling.

  • Dachis Group
    Content Insight: Facebook analytics.

  • Klout
    iPhone client.

  • Lissly
    Twitter integration. Also, source exclusion, custom RSS sources.

  • Livebuzz
    SlideShare coverage.

  • Sysomos
    Spanish and German sentiment analysis, word suppression in word clouds, Facebook fan page comparisons, analyze Google+ pages, workflow, MAP redesign.

  • Texifter
    TopMeta export.

Upcoming Events, 27 April 2012

27 April (London) - Insight 2.0: The Future of Social Media Analysis, 10:30–16:00 at Institute of Education.

2 May - NetBase webinar, Social Intelligence, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Ray Wang.

3 May - Dachis Group webinar, Brand Performance and Social Conversations, 1:00 PM EDT (GMT -4).

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

9 May - Our Social Times webinar, The Science of Social: How to Analyse & Optimise Your Campaigns to Increase ROI, 11:30 AM EDT (GMT -4).

10 May (Austin, TX) - Word of Mouth Crash Course

10 May (Brussels) - ZN and ComRes event, How MEPs and EU legislators use social media and the web, 5:00 PM in the European Commission's Room 1. With representatives of Facebook and the European Commission.

22 May - Telligent webinar, What’s social media got to do with customer service, Noon EDT (GMT -4). With Kate Leggett, Lewis Simons, and Brendan Cosgrove.

4–8 June (Dublin) - ICWSM 12

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

11 June (Frankfurt) - Social CRM

13 June - NetBase webinar, Social Media Trends, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Jeremiah Owyang.

20 June - Our Social Times webinar, The Emotion of Social: How to Identify and Reward True Advocates, 11:30 AM EDT (GMT -4).

21–22 June (Boulder, CO) - Gnip conference, Big Boulder

Social Dynamx launched its cloud-based platform for social media monitoring and response in large enterprises and customer contact centers.

via John Ragsdale

Software Updates, 20 April 2012

Recently announced software updates:

Upcoming Events, 20 April 2012

20 April (Sao Paulo) - Call2Social

25 April (Stamford, CT) - Next Gen Market Research MeetUp, 6:30 PM at Tiernan's.

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

26 April - Radian6 webinar, @YourService, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Frank Eliason.

26 April - KANA webinar, Everyone Sells Everyone Serves: The New Mantra in the Age of the Customer, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4).

27 April (London) - Insight 2.0: The Future of Social Media Analysis, 10:30–16:00 at Institute of Education.

2 May - NetBase webinar, Social Intelligence, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Ray Wang.

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

10 May (Austin, TX) - Word of Mouth Crash Course

4–8 June (Dublin) - ICWSM 12

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

11 June (Frankfurt) - Social CRM

13 June - NetBase webinar, Social Media Trends, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Jeremiah Owyang.

21–22 June (Boulder, CO) - Gnip conference, Big Boulder

New Papers, 17 April 2012

Software Updates, 13 April 2012

Recently announced software updates:

Upcoming Events, 13 April 2012

16–17 April (Nice) - International Information Conference on Search, Data Mining and Visualization

17–18 April (San Francisco) - Social Media Analytics Summit (Save $300 with discount code NATHAN300)

17 April (Chicago) - Visible event, Hearing the Voice of the CPG Market, 11:30–1:00 at Gibson's Bar & Steakhouse.

19 April (London) - Brandwatch/BLOOM event, Return on Influence, 6:30–9:30 PM at The Building Centre. With Mark Schaefer.

20 April (Sao Paulo) - Call2Social

25 April (Stamford, CT) - Next Gen Market Research MeetUp, 6:30 PM at Tiernan's.

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

26 April - Radian6 webinar, @YourService, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Frank Eliason.

26 April - KANA webinar, Everyone Sells Everyone Serves: The New Mantra in the Age of the Customer, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4).

27 April (London) - Insight 2.0: The Future of Social Media Analysis, 10:30–16:00 at Institute of Education.

2 May - NetBase webinar, Social Intelligence, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Ray Wang.

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

10 May (Austin, TX) - Word of Mouth Crash Course

4–8 June (Dublin) - ICWSM 12

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

11 June (Frankfurt) - Social CRM

13 June - NetBase webinar, Social Media Trends, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Jeremiah Owyang.

21–22 June (Boulder, CO) - Gnip conference, Big Boulder

Google announced that PostRank Analytics and the PostRank.com feed management application will be retired on May 1. Google acquired PostRank in June 2011, and the PostRank team has been working on the social media analytics features in GA.

Dataminr revealed its platform for identifying signals in Twitter's public tweets, providing an early-warning system that integrates with third-party and proprietary data and supports clients' existing workflows.

Augure Acquired iMente

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Last December, the French PR software provider Augure acquired iMente, a social media specialist in Spain. The deal was financed through a €5 million investment round that included Serena, Ventech Capital, OTC Asset Management, Amundi Private Equity Funds and Ouest Ventures.

Visible Technologies announced the acquisition of Cymfony. Cymfony president Richard Pasewark will lead the combined companies as the CEO of Visible Technologies.

WPP's ownership position of approximately 24% of Visible Technologies and all of Cymfony will translate to 49% of the merged company. After closing, Visible management and venture investors Centurion Holdings, Ignition Partners, In-Q-Tel, and Investor Growth Capital will retain a controlling interest in the company.

Cymfony was originally aqcuired by TNS in 2007, and it was moved into Kantar Group after WPP's acquisition of TNS in 2008.

Software Updates, 6 April 2012

Recently announced software updates:

  • BrandsEye
    iPhone app, crowdsourcing appeals process, phrase bundles, case-insensitive tags, longer history.

  • DataSift
    Media coverage via NewsCred partnership.

  • HootSuite
    Orkut integration.

  • Livebuzz
    Customizable dashboards.

  • Nexalogy
    API input.

Upcoming Events, 6 April 2012

11 April - Conversition webinar, Can a mixed mode approach to social media research power consumer insight? 1:00 PM EDT (GMT -4).

11 April - NetBase webinar, Social Media Analytics, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Nathan Gilliatt.

17–18 April (San Francisco) - Social Media Analytics Summit (Save $300 with discount code NATHAN300)

19 April (London) - Brandwatch/BLOOM event, Return on Influence, 6:30–9:30 PM at The Building Centre. With Mark Schaefer.

20 April (Sao Paulo) - Call2Social

26 April (Frankfurt) - Social CRM 2012

27 April (London) - Insight 2.0: The Future of Social Media Analysis, 10:30–16:00 at Institute of Education.

2 May - NetBase webinar, Social Intelligence, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Ray Wang.

8 May (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

10 May (Austin, TX) - Word of Mouth Crash Course

4–8 June (Dublin) - ICWSM 12

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

13 June - NetBase webinar, Social Media Trends, 2:00 PM EDT (GMT -4). With Jeremiah Owyang.

21–22 June (Boulder, CO) - Gnip conference, Big Boulder

New Papers, 3 April 2012


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