Oct
23
2015
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Nick Halstead, Founder Of Big Data Analytics Firm DataSift, Steps Down As CEO

Nick Halstead, 2010 Another big change for DataSift — the UK startup that applies analytics to social network data firehoses to surface trends, which had a notable break up with Twitter earlier this year. Nick Halstead, who founded the company in 2010, is stepping down as CEO. Halstead will be replaced by Tim Barker, DataSift’s chief product officer. In a blog post announcing the move,… Read More

Apr
11
2015
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Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

twitter abuse 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 will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

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