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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A new year and we are super excited about what is coming in 2011. Big data and real-time are hot topics and we feel that DataSift is ready to take on the challenge of assisting our customers with the problems of dealing with finding the right data and soon how to analyse it. So what did we do in 2010? DataSift was built as a platform for consumers and businesses to sift through the real-time…

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Are you a developer who is currently investigating DataSift and our offerings, well if you are and you use Ruby or are after a wrapper for our API then you might just find this little project on GitHub by Steven Shingler of interest.  We thought it was a great idea to bring this to your attention so that you don’t need to completely write your own from scratch! If you have created any source code…

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Key to the potential growth of DataSift is having 3rd partly developers build applications on top of it. In an early effort to show that we understand developers needs we have built out our own App Store so that applications that use our platform can be easily found by our own users. The store is design to allow many types of applications, these can be mobile, web based or even code libraries that use our…

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Since I started the company I had one goal in mind, to build technology that helped customers sift through the massive volume of content that the online world was generating. We have helped shape the social web with the collecting of social signals through our Retweet Button and built both consumer and business products based upon that data. Today we are previewing a new product which will shape the future of content curation. DataSift builds…

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