In the last seven years, we’ve been having an incredible run at DataSift. Working with more than 1,000 customers in 40 countries and enjoying explosive growth. Since I founded the company, we’ve seen the team expand from humble beginnings in Reading, UK to a global operation with more than 120 employees spread across the US, Canada and the UK. DataSift is on a roll and poised to take an even bigger leap in 2015. With…

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How do you define “big data”? If you’re not quite sure, you’re not alone. Even though big data is on the tip of everyone’s tongue when it comes to smart decision-making, there’s still one piece missing from most conversations. Social. If you haven’t tackled the big data and social data question just yet, you’re in luck. We tapped Patrick Morrissey, Vice President of Marketing at DataSift, to help us better understand how social fits into big data, and to explain how companies from any industry can leverage social data to make forward-thinking business decisions.

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One of my favorite things to read are blog posts from other entrepreneurs of lessons they’ve learned in the trenches. (For example, here’s a great post from the founder of Quirky). I thought I’d share some assumptions I’ve learned during the past year. Most are insights gleaned from mistakes I’ve made repeatedly or seen other entrepreneurs make.

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The last few months have been an amazing journey for us. It was only back in November last year that we launched DataSift. That seems like a lifetime ago when we look back at what we’ve achieved since then…

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During the coming years the engine of growth for DataSift will be the US market. With this in mind, today we are proud to announce the elevation of Rob Bailey as the new CEO of DataSift in preparation for our full US launch later this week. Rob has already been working with DataSift for the past few months as the GM of the US, and in the first few months has already closed revenue-generating customer…

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