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Meltwater  announced that it has acquired Wrapidity for its artificial intelligence technology. A spinout from Oxford University, Wrapidity is expected to strengthen Meltwater's analytics software and its ability to address new, high-volume data sources.

Meltwater recently closed on $60 million in debt financing to support strategic acquisitions.

NewsWhip Gets $6.4 Million

NewsWhip  announced that it has received $6.4 million in a Series A investment led by Tribal. The Associated Press, Cantor Fitzgerald clients, Social Starts, Matter.vc, The Asahi Shimbun, and early angel investors also participated in the round.

NewsWhip analyzes online content to help journalists and other creators make content decisions. The company recently released its Analytics product, building on the dataset accumulated through the operation of its real-time-oriented Spike tool.

BirdEye Lands $25 Million Series B

BirdEye  announced that it has received $25 million in a Series B investment round led by World Innovation Lab and Trinity Ventures. The company plans to use the money to support continued product development.

Hootsuite Buys AdEspresso

Hootsuite  announced that it has acquired AdEspresso to add Facebook and Instagram advertising management to its product suite. The company simultaneously launched Hootsuite Ads, while continuing to offer AdEspresso by Hootsuite as a self-service product.

Cello Boosts Pulsar

Cello Group (LON:CLL) has committed additional capital to its technology subsidiary Pulsar  for its global growth strategy. Simultaneously, the company is merging its qualitative research specialist FACE into Pulsar to combine the companies' technology and services offerings. The combined company retains the Pulsar name.

In its preliminary year-end results announcement, Cello indicated that Pulsar is operating profitably and has entered the US market. Cello also simplified the structure of its marketing services company Signal in 2016.

Synthesio  announced that it has acquired Bunkr and will incorporate its report builder technology into the Synthesio platform. The standalone Bunkr app will shut down on March 31.

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