We are proud to announce that MediaSift were  awarded Runner Up in the ‘Enterprise Applications’ category at this year’s Tech Start-Up awards. Nick Halstead, our CEO, was at the awards ceremony on Tuesday night in Central London to pick up the award. The Start-Up 100 awards were judged by a panel of experts including venture capitalists and angel investors. In selecting the candidates for Start-Up 100, The Telegraphs’ panel of expert judges scored on five…

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  It was announced today that MediaSift are in the Telegraph’s Start-Up 100 this year! The list of companies that were announced represents the Telegraph’s best guess at the most promising start-ups in Europe, based on an intensive amount of preparatory work defining an entirely new methodology for approaching start-ups and consultations with some of Europe’s – and Silicon Valley’s – most revered experts. The Winner shall be announced next Tuesday at an awards ceremony…

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Today MediaSift (the company behind DataSift.net) and Twitter announced our re-syndication partnership at Data 2.0! This means you can now filter and analyse the full Twitter Firehose using DataSift, paying for only the tweets that you value. DataSift is a revolutionary curation and data-mining platform, designed to aggregate the real time web. This announcement builds upon DataSift’s existing social media feeds, and augmentation partnerships, to provide consumers and businesses unprecedented insight into what is happening…

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Mediasift and Twitter have partnered to make Twitter data commercially available through DataSift. This means that developers interested in building tools to monitor and analyze Twitter data can now filter Tweets from the full Twitter Firehose, using DataSift for non-display analysis. Companies and marketers are demanding better ways to listen to their customers on Twitter, and understand conversations about their brands and products. With so much news and data being created across multiple social networks,…

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This weekend the world descends on South By Southwest in Austin, Texas for music, film and interactive talks and panels. But one thing ties these topics together… after parties! But how can you find the venues to go to? Where are the most influential people? Well with Cluster we have answered that question for you. Using the power of DataSift to filter real-time data and augment it, we’ve combined that processing power with Foursquare place…

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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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We are very pleased to hear that one of our partners Klout has raised a substantial further round in financing. For those who have not heard of them before, Klout measures online influence, this is as important as the revolution that Google made in defining the pagerank for web pages. And just like Googles pagerank for every web page on internet Klout has a score for users on Twitter and Facebook. For us Klout was an…

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We have updated our language detection service within DataSift, as we found that our previous version was unable to identify the language of interactions as reliably and efficiently as we had originally hoped it would.  If you’re wondering where to find it, go to Create Stream or Edit Stream and it’s in the CSDL Language Help area at the bottom of the list. Thanks to the improved efficiency we have added support for ten more…

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Now that we’ve sent out our first 400 Alpha invites we are starting to put together a series of screencasts. The first of these is our getting started screencast.  This one runs you through the main screens and guides you through creating your first simple stream.  Alongside this screencast we also have written documentation which you can find in our support area. Creating your first stream is always the hardest because you want to make…

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This week MediaSift launched the Alpha programme for it’s new service DataSift.  Each day this week we have been inviting 100 alpha users into DataSift and are working on new and improved features to the system. The key feature that we added this week alongside our Alpha programme launch is the ability to curate streams of Digg.com data.  This means that we can now curate content from the following sources: Twitter Sixapart Feed Buzz MySpace…

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