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DataSift has just announced our integration with Informatica’s PowerExchange, enabling global organizations to bridge social and news data into the enterprise and merge it with proprietary data living in their MDM systems, creating a true 360-degree view of their businesses. What potential does this unlock for your company?

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As much of the world quickly becomes more connected via Twitter and Facebook, it can be easy to forget about a whole other part of the world: China. 1.3 billion people in the fastest growing major economy in the world don’t use any social network that comes from the West.

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Businesses looking to access the growing Chinese market have a new tool to help them as DataSift announces access to Sina Weibo, the dominant social network in China. With more than 500M registered users, 100M messages posted daily and recent expansion beyond China to Singapore and Indonesia, Sina Weibo and DataSift offer a unique opportunity for business to understand the preferences, demographics and interests of one of the largest consumer markets on the planet. The…

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Today we are announcing VEDO – an extension of our core platform that brings programmable intelligence to the masses. Building upon our incredibly rich text pre-processing and parsing capabilities, we have added a whole new engine that allows customers to take advantage of advances in machine learning, statistical models, rich taxonomies and much more all through a simple and unified approach. As with the rest of our platform, we want to reduce the cost of developing this kind of functionality for our customers and let them focus on innovation and not on infrastructure.

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We’ve all heard that a picture is worth 1,000 words. After seeing some of the visualization projects that our data science team has been working on in anticipation of today’s announcements regarding managed data sources and our Tableau partnership, I can confirm that the old adage holds true. One of the projects that I thought demonstrated the true power of social data analysis and visualization explored the connection between Facebook Pages, Instagram and the release of some of this year’s biggest movies.

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As a big data platform for social data, we’re always looking for new ways we can innovate to extend our platform to make it easier for companies to filter and receive social data from us. Today we’re proud to announce a new service available today to our customers: DataSift Carrier Pigeon Delivery.

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As a Big Data platform for social, we’re continually working on how we can extend the value of insights that companies can derive from social data. Today we’re excited to announce our resyndication partnership with bitly (you can read the full announcement here) – bringing the social clickstream into our platform and integrating it to enable entirely new ways to analyze and act on social data insights.

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Banned Users

22nd June 2011 1 Comment

At present we are switching over our systems to our automated licensing engine. For a short period users who do not have an approved license will be banned if they try to access Twitter data. Please contact support@mediasift.com and we will un-ban you if you experience this problem. In order to ensure that you do not get banned again please add the following CDSL code to your Streams, so that you do not access Twitter…

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We will be very soon making some changes to our core API and I wanted to to explain why we were making them. One of the first things we built for DataSift was the REST API – this was based upon the code from TweetMeme which had served us so well (it still servers 10,000′s of requests per second). We designed the API based upon a lot of assumptions back then and with hindsight they…

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We have been working hard over the last few weeks to improve our filtering engine, in both efficiency and with new features. Firstly, lets cover the differences between the last iteration of the CDSL and this new version. Changes to CONTAINS operator We have a new more efficient way of searching for keywords and/or phrases that now replaces the old implementations of CONTAINS, CONTAINS_WORD & CONTAINS_PHRASE operators, and has merged them into a single CONTAINS…

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