September 2014 Archives

September 25, 2014

HootSuite Closes $60 Million Round, Buys Zeetl

HootSuite announced that it has closed a $60 million financing round, bringing its total financing to $250 million. The company says the round was led by "a prominent global institutional investor," with participation by existing investors Accel Partners, Insight Venture...

September 25, 2014

AlchemyVision Adds Facial Detection, Recognition

AlchemyAPI announced the addition of a Face Detection and Recognition API to its AlchemyVision product line. Given an image file or URL, the API returns the position, age, and gender of the detected face. The system can also identify well-known...

September 25, 2014

Software Updates, 26 September 2014

Recently announced software updates: Brandwatch New Analyst+ user account type. Local Measure Publish via HootSuite. Locowise Support for 15 languages. Netvibes New sharing panel. Socialbakers New Smart Storytellers benchmark. VinTank New customer Insights tab....

September 23, 2014

Dataminr's Social Media Scanner for News Launches

Dataminr announced the North American launch of Dataminr for News, a platform designed to identify news leads and trending stories from the Twitter firehose in near-real time. The company says that Dataminr for News, which was developed in partnership with...

September 23, 2014

New Papers, 23 September 2014

Recently released research and white papers: The Definitive Guide to Social Customer Service (update), Conversocial 2014 Measurement Handbook, CyberAlert Financial Services: 4 Social Media Strategies for Business Success, HootSuite Real Insight: Real Time—Marketing’s Social Evolution, NetBase / CMO Council The...

September 18, 2014

Software Updates, 19 September 2014

Recently announced software updates: DataSift New CSDL Explorer (syntax tutorial and documentation). Engagement Labs evalue analytics PRO 2.0: Facebook activity data, new metrics updated hourly, most engaging content report, regional data for USA, Canada, Mexico and France; weekly brand reports,...

September 17, 2014

New Cyveillance Platform Monitors Web, Social for Intelligence

Cyveillance introduced Cyber Threat Center, a web and social media intelligence platform for security, cyber and threat analysts. The new platform emphasizes the special requirements of open-source intelligence with domain-specific sources and a tagging system that features a built-in security...

September 16, 2014

New Papers, 16 September 2014

Recently released research and white papers: 3D Printing: Industry Influence Study, Appinions Social Media: Arrêtez le bullshit et augmentez enfin vos performances, Bringr How to Excel as a Social Media Manager, HootSuite 10 Steps to Successful Employee Advocacy, Sprinklr...

September 15, 2014

Cision, Vocus Acquire Visible Technologies

Cision and Vocus announced that they have acquired Visible Technologies to add social media intelligence to the combined companies' suites of PR tools. Cision and Vocus were acquired earlier this year by the private equity fund GTCR, which has announced...

September 11, 2014

Software Updates, 12 September 2014

Recently announced software updates: Actiance Socialite: PeopleLinx tutorials, new Content Library, content capture and archiving for Google+. Augure New Augure Influencers module, new filters, new similar influencer search. Gnip Historical PowerTrack: performance improvements. Local Measure Locations & social account permissions....

September 9, 2014

New Papers, 9 September 2014

Recently released research and white papers: Using Paid, Owned & Earned Media to Build Successful Social Campaigns and The Complete Guide to Twitter Measurement, Second Edition, Simply Measured Online reputation management for banks: the lessons learned from BNP Paribas (PDF),...

September 8, 2014

Salesforce Invests in Venuelabs

Venuelabs announced that Salesforce has placed a minority investment with the company. Venuelabs develops analytics and engagement tools for retail and restaurant brands with physical locations. blog post...

September 4, 2014

Software Updates, 5 September 2014

Recently announced software updates: Sendible Follow users based on keywords in Twitter bios. ThinkUp Profile Update insight (track changes in Twitter profiles)....

September 4, 2014

HootSuite Busy with Acquisition, New Product, Investment

HootSuite announced that it acquired Brightkit in July and has developed its product into the new HootSuite Campaigns, a platform for building and managing marketing campaigns in social media channels. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that HootSuite has received...

September 4, 2014

Trackur Gives APIs Own Brand

Trackur announced the rebranding of its APIs as Senfluence to separate them from the Trackur SaaS product. The move is designed to support the release of APIs unrelated to the company's current, social media monitoring business. Initially, Senfluence API services...

September 3, 2014

Sprinklr Buys Branderati

In its third acquisition this year, Sprinklr announced that it has bought Branderati for its influencer and advocacy solution. Sprinklr's other acquisitions were Dachis Group in February and TBG Digital in August. SMA's acquisitions scorecard press release blog post...

September 2, 2014

New Papers, 2 September 2014

Recently released research and white papers: MindMeld: Back to School, MutualMind Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’ (PDF), Pew Research The Complete Guide to Instagram Measurement, Simply Measured...


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