February 2015 Archives

Stripe Acquihires TOTEMS

TOTEMS  announced that it has been acquired by Stripe, and that the team will shift its efforts to the greater challenge of online payments. The TOTEMS marketing tools for Instagram will operate until the end of March.

Sprinklr Picks Pluck

Sprinklr  announced that it has acquired Pluck, a developer of integrated social community platforms.

Software Updates, 27 February 2015

Recently announced software updates:

Brandwatch 
Instagram authentication.

Buzzcapture 
WhatsApp integration.

Engagor 
Business hours schedules, teams.

Lexalytics 
Dutch language support.

Simplify360 
New Customer Service Dashboard.

Upcoming Events, 27 February 2015

3 March (Mexico City)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

3 March - Insightpool webinar, Organic Isn’t Dead; It’s More Powerful Than Ever, 12:00 EST / 17:00 GMT.

5 March (São Paolo)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

18 March (London) - Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

19 March (Paris)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

23 April (Montreal) - Sindup Veille Connect Montréal

24 March (Lille) - TELMI (Technologies linguistiques et Management de l’information)

30 April–1 May (London) - Social Customer Service Summit

20–22 May (Prague) - Socialbakers Engage

15–16 June (Boulder, CO) - Big Boulder

15–16 July (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

22–24 June (Miami) - Clarabridge Customer Connections

New Papers, 24 February 2015

Software Updates, 20 February 2015

Recently announced software updates:

Brandwatch 
Improved coverage: Facebook, Youtube, Flickr, YouTube, Flickr. VKontakte. Also, premium Chinese coverage.

Coosto 
Radio and television coverage from Media Distillery.

Expion 
UGC approval process, tagging, improved dashboards.

Tracx 
Image recognition from Ditto 

Upcoming Events, 20 February 2015

24 February (Fort Lauderdale) - Spredfast Connect

24 February - Health Media Collaboratory hangout, CollabOnAir: How Does Twitter Relate to the “Real World,” 2:00 EST / 19:00 GMT.

25 February (London) - Spredfast Connect

25 February - Simply Measured webinar, Beyond Engagement: The Social Metrics You Ignore, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT.

26 February (Brussels) - Social Media in Crisis Management, COSMIC Consortium

26 February (Palo Alto) - Spredfast Connect

26 February (New York) - Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

26 February - AMI webinar, Social Media Monitoring: anticiper une crise d’image plutôt qu’alerter un phénomène avéré, 8:00 AM EST / 13:00 GMT.

3 March (Mexico City)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

3 March - Insightpool webinar, Organic Isn’t Dead; It’s More Powerful Than Ever, 12:00 EST / 17:00 GMT.

5 March (São Paolo)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

18 March (London) - Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

19 March (Paris)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

23 April (Montreal) - Sindup Veille Connect Montréal

24 March (Lille) - TELMI (Technologies linguistiques et Management de l’information)

30 April–1 May (London) - Social Customer Service Summit

20–22 May (Prague) - Socialbakers Engage

15–16 June (Boulder, CO) - Big Boulder

15–16 July (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

22–24 June (Miami) - Clarabridge Customer Connections

New Papers, 17 February 2015

Insightpool Acquires Next Principles

Insightpool next principlesInsightpool  announced that it has acquired Next Principles in a bid to link marketing and sales in social media. Insightpool plans to merge the two companies' products into a single platform, which it expects to release this summer.

Software Updates, 13 February 2015

Recently announced software updates:

BirdSong 
Arabic Twitter downloads.

CrowdControlHQ 
New UI.

Dictanova 
Content collection, RSS support, Excel import/export, item supression, filters.

Digimind 
New influencer network view, influencer profiles.

Netvibes 
New Dashboard of Things: programmable automation.

Proxem 
Ubiq 3: major update. ElasticSearch, new UI

Socialdraft 
Collaboration, Instagram integration, alerts, URL shortener, projects.

Union Metrics 
Filter by post type.

V-tracker 
Notification rules.

Zignal Labs 
Television coverage.

Upcoming Events, 13 February 2015

13 February - ZoomSphere webinar, An introduction to the NEW ZoomSphere, 10:30 AM CET / 09:30 GMT.

17 February (Nashville) - Spredfast Connect

17 February - Crimson Hexagon webinar, Lessons From Brand Over-Performers in 2014, 12:00 Noon EST / 17:00 GMT. With Tania Yuki (Sharablee).

17 February - Viralheat webinar, 5 Places to look for Social ROI in 2015, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT.

18 February (Bristol) - Chibwe presentation, Data Analysis for Business Growth, 4:00–5:30 PM at Colston Office Centre.

18 February - Hootsuite webinar, Implementing a Content Strategy on the Hootsuite Dashboard, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT.

19 February - Hootsuite webinar, Know the Rules: Insights on Navigating Social Compliance, 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT. With Nick Hayes (Forrester) and John Hair (KPMG).

24 February (Fort Lauderdale) - Spredfast Connect

24 February - Health Media Collaboratory hangout, CollabOnAir: How Does Twitter Relate to the “Real World,” 2:00 EST / 19:00 GMT.

25 February (London) - Spredfast Connect

26 February (Brussels) - Social Media in Crisis Management, COSMIC Consortium

26 February (Palo Alto) - Spredfast Connect

26 February (New York) - Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

3 March (Mexico City)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

5 March (São Paolo)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

18 March (London)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

19 March (Paris)- Socialbakers EngageX World Tour

30 April–1 May (London) - Social Customer Service Summit

20–22 May (Prague) - Socialbakers Engage

15–16 July (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

22–24 June (Miami) - Clarabridge Customer Connections

Sysomos Regains Independence

Sysomos  announced its split from Marketwired as the two become separate companies. The companies had been together since the 2010 acquisition of Sysomos by the company then called Marketwire. Lindsay Sparks joins Sysomos as CEO.

Pointing to its more than 1500% growth since the acquisition, Sysomos plans to accelerate its growth with product innovations, hiring across multiple locations, and investment in its research team.

New Papers, 10 February 2015

Bottlenose Raises $13.5 Million

Bottlenose  raised $13.5 million in a series B round led by KPMG Capital, as announced last year. According to a TechCrunch report, Origin Ventures participated in the round, which also included existing investors Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Transmedia Capital, ff Venture Capital, and others.

Software Updates, 6 February 2015

Recently announced software updates:

Brandwatch 
Automated reports.

Pulsar 
Instagram coverage. Also, new Content tab.

Sindup 
New UI.

Tracx 
Tracx 5.2: reply to Facebook comments, Instagram engagement, follow-up notifications, collecting YouTube dislikes and unpublished Facebook posts.

Upcoming Events, 6 February 2015

10 February - Brandwatch webinar, Risk, Awareness & Opportunity: Social Media, Food, and the Passionate Consumer, 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT. With Linda Eatherton (Ketchum).

11 February (Toronto) - Social Media Lab talk, Data Stewardship & Ethical Considerations, 5:00 PM at University of Toronto Bissell Building. With Anatoliy Gruzd.

17 February - Viralheat webinar, 5 Places to look for Social ROI in 2015, 2:00 PM EST / 19:00 GMT.

18 February (Bristol) - Chibwe presentation, Data Analysis for Business Growth, 4:00–5:30 PM at Colston Office Centre.

19 February - Hootsuite webinar, Know the Rules: Insights on Navigating Social Compliance, 11:00 AM EST / 16:00 GMT. With Nick Hayes (Forrester) and John Hair (KPMG).

24 February - Health Media Collaboratory hangout, CollabOnAir: How Does Twitter Relate to the “Real World,” 2:00 EST / 19:00 GMT.

26 February (Brussels) - Social Media in Crisis Management, COSMIC Consortium

20–22 May (Prague) - Socialbakers Engage

15–16 July (New York) - Sentiment Analysis Symposium

22–24 June (Miami) - Clarabridge Customer Connections

New Papers, 3 February 2015

UBIC  announced that it will begin demonstrations in Japan and globally of a social media analysis system for national security and law enforcement agencies. The product, tentatively named Lit i View Social Media Risk Monitoring, is scheduled for commercial launch in late 2015.

UBIC's Lit i View data analysis platform was developed for its core markets in e-discovery and international litigation support services.

Revinate Raises $15.34 Million

Revinate  announced that it has received $15.34 million in Series B financing to support expansion across its sales, marketing, customer success, product and engineering teams. Tenaya Capital, Northgate Capital and Industry Ventures invested in the round, which also included previous investors Benchmark, Formation 8 and Tao Capital Partners.

Tracx Lands $18 Million

Tracx  announced that it has received $18 million in a series C investment round led by Edison Partners. Existing investors Flybridge Capital, Mousse Partners, and Klingenstein, Fields & Co also participated. Tracx plans to use the money to fund staff expansion and additional global offices.

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