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Where are the text analytics unicorns?

Customer-strategy maven Paul Greenberg made a thought-provoking remark to me back in 2013. Paul was puzzled — Why haven’t there been any billion-dollar text analytics startups?”Text analytics” is a term for software and business processes that apply natural language processing (NLP) to extract business insights from social, online, and enterprise text sources. The context: Paul and I were in a taxi to the airport following the 2013 Clarabridge Customer Connections conference.

Meerkat has attracted more than 300,000 users in just a month.

Why Facebook has to buy Meerkat

Rumors have been circling that Facebook may be eyeing Meerkat for an acquisition. Why should Facebook buy Meerkat? Because, Twitter bought Periscope — duh.

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GamesBeat Summit: an agenda to move the industry

Taking place May 5 and May 6, GamesBeat Summit will be one of the most important gatherings in the gaming industry with peers openly strategizing and debating a blueprint for the industry challenges and opportunities ahead.