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Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Startup Whetlab

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by Angela Guess Writing for VentureBeat, Emil Protalinski reports, “Twitter today announced it has acquired machine learning startup Whetlab. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Whetlab’s researchers developed technology at Harvard, Toronto, and Sherbrooke universities to make machine learning ‘better and faster for companies, automatically.’ In short, it made it easier and faster for…

#Talkpay: Metanautix Uses Big Data to Analyze Inequality of Pay

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by Angela Guess Nikos Michalakis recently wrote in the Metanautix blog, “Social media technologies like Facebook and Twitter have changed how soon and far news travels. And on top of that, because the reaction of the audience is recorded instantly via likes, comments, tweets and retweets, we have trends emerging in a matter of hours.…

Twitter and Mobile Phones Used to Calculate Crowd Sizes

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “New findings by scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School suggest that data generated simply through our use of mobile phones and Twitter might offer surprisingly accurate estimates of crowd sizes. Federico Botta, Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, of Warwick Business School, analysed Twitter and…

Twitter to Create In-House Data Analytics Team

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by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden recently wrote for Tech Crunch, “In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it…

Lexalytics’ Semantria Accommodates Text Analytics Abroad

by Jennifer Zaino International expansion has been a focus for cloud-based text and sentiment analytics vendor Semantria since its acquisition by text mining vendor Lexalytics over the summer. This week, that’s being addressed by adding enterprise text analytics servers in Europe, to address compliance with EU privacy laws around the location of personal data, as…

IBM and Twitter Partnering on Social Media Analysis

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “The marriage of Big Data with business intelligence is still evolving, but already it’s become an industry that’s worth multiple billions of dollars. Organizations are falling over themselves to transform their Big Data into actionable insights, and now IBM and Twitter Inc. are getting in on…

Want a music suggestion? Just ask DJ Twitter.

by Eric Franzon Alexandre Passant, founder of seevl, which we have covered before, has hacked together a cool proof of concept. He describes the project as using “Twitter As A Service,” and it leverages Twitter, YouTube, and the seevl API. As Passant describes, “The result is a twitter bot, running under our @seevl handle, which accepts a…