July 2009 Archives

July 31, 2009

Synthesio Checks Out Hotels

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....

July 30, 2009

Software Updates, 31 July 2009

Recently announced software updates: BurrellesLuceOnline video coverage. iMenteRSS output. InsideViewNew information sources: Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ, Cortera and NetProspex. Scout LabsUI updates, new quotes feature. TrackurSentiment tagging....

July 28, 2009

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...

July 23, 2009

Software Updates, 24 July 2009

Recently announced software updates: Networked InsightsSocialSense 2.0: UI changes, analytical feature adjustments, new emphasis on verbatim excerpts, content alerts. System architecture changes to improve speed and scalability. SynthesioChinese and Russian language support....

July 15, 2009

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...

July 7, 2009

BuzzMonitor Refreshed as Tattler (app)

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...

July 7, 2009

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. Gnip blog PostRank...

July 6, 2009

Viralheat Launches Monitoring Tool

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. TechCrunch posted a...

July 3, 2009

Software Updates, 3 July 2009

Recently announced software updates: BrandsEyeGeolocation. eCairnBlog profile management, multi-project support, UI updates. Scout LabsStreamlined bookmarking, links to Google Blog Search and Twitter, pagination for media sources, permalinks for email alerts....


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