Apple just bought social media analytics company Topsy for over $200 million. Sources have confirmed the purchase to VentureBeat and added that the Topsy team officially started work at Apple today.
Retailers are giving thanks today as not only were Thanksgiving sales up more than 10 percent yesterday but Black Friday sales are also up at least 7 percent today.
Take that, Sand Hill Road’s good ol’ boys! Illuminate Ventures just closed a $20 million fund to invest in early-stage enterprise startups.
Data scientists are the new rock stars. At Devbeat, we heard from Pivotal’s team lead Hulya Farinas about how developers can make the jump.
This dashboard will tell app marketers how much revenue their apps are making from 20 sources. And it will tell mobile advertisers how their ad campaigns are performing across 10 to 15 networks.
Editor’s Pick The Strata + Hadoop World conference attracts the biggest names in big data, but it also gives some smaller, emerging players a chance to shine. Here are six promising startups we met at Strata.
HootSuite announced this morning that is has partnered with Brandwatch, one of the leading social media monitoring and analytics platforms, to bring Brandwatch’s extensive “social business intelligence capabilities” to its users.
Some of Appsee’s tools are everyday business analytics stuff — conversion data, attrition info. But the really cool part is the video play-by-play of what a user does to make the app crash.
A trio of former Yammer executives have launched a new company, dubbed Mode, with seed funding from former boss David Sacks.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever managed a site, launched a Facebook page, run a Twitter campaign, or tried to sell anything via Google AdWords, you know one of the key challenges of analytics:
So much data, so little knowledge.
“The Industrial Internet is better characterized as a race with the new intelligent machines, not against them,” GE economist write in a new report.
“Today’s announcement is just the beginning,” said Len Jordan, Managing Director at Madrona Venture Group. “Their platform enables an entire set of applications and measurements for driving new levels of analysis and optimization.”
As of today, App Annie’s analytics solution isn’t just about apps anymore. Now, publishers can get detailed statistics about their digital book sales from the app store analytics solution as well.
Your mobile phone carrier knows what you want before you do.
Guest Post Elad Israeli is cofounder and CPO of SiSense.
“Software won’t eliminate lawyers, but it frees up our time to focus on what matters, which is winning,” Geof Vance, a partner at law firm McDermott Will & Emery told VentureBeat.
Analytics experts are in high demand at Wargaming. This shows the need for a new skill in the free-to-play games market.
Unmetric set out in 2011 to give businesses information about all aspects of their social media engagement — from marketing to customer service requests. Today, the company received $5.5 million in its second round of funding.
After carving out a solid niche in the mobile economy with in-depth app analytics, App Annie announced today that it has scored $15 million in a third round of funding led by Sequoia Capital.
The data shows how the next generation will use mobile games, and that tells developers what to prioritize.
Guest Post Ask the chief executive of every Fortune 500 business in the country what the single most important thing to a successful business is and the answer likely wouldn’t involve the word ”analytics.”
Retention Science is building analytics tools to help retailers under how price sensitive you are — and adjust promotions accordingly.
Parse.ly, a provider of a real-time analytics service for content publishers, gained a little extra firepower by way of a $5 million series A investment led by Grotech Ventures.
Predictive analytics startup Sociocast has changed course on its main product offering, switching its focus from a developer-targeted prediction API to a simple new app that changes your website based on its audience.
Localytics can provide its analytics services across 20,000 apps with 1 billion users.
Enterprise performance management startup Tidemark has raised $13 million in new capital as it continues to grow and take on enterprise giants.
Mixpanel invited serial entrepreneur Max Levchin to share his big vision for a new fertility app to help women get pregnant.
“We are the complete marketing suite for visual interest-based social networks,” Piqora CEO Sharad Verma told me yesterday. “We’re the only company that provides a unified dashboard for Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.”
Guest Post Having a Facebook page or Twitter account is like having a telephone or a printer — they are tools that need a purpose. What you do within these social channels counts for everything.
Ayasdi, the startup that burst on to the scene with the bold claim that it would use “big data to cure cancer,” has raised yet more venture financing.
A company called GeoMetWatch just closed a $6 million funding round to improve the accuracy of weather prediction. It will use the capital to deploy six data-gathering sensors into orbit, 22,236 miles above the equator.
Predictive analytics startup Predixion Software has raised $20 million in its third round of funding with backing from major consulting firm Accenture.
A team in Berlin are working on an app, dubbed Clue, for women to track their fertility cycle. It’s a rival to Max Levchin’s new app, Glow.
There wasn’t a huge number of deals today, but the ones that there were, were big.
Tibco today acquired Streambase to augment its analytics offering and appeal to the largest financial firms on Wall Street.
BrightEdge has raised $42.8 million in its fourth round of funding. The company provides an enterprise grade SEO platform that applies big data analytics to marketing efforts.
Spinnakr seeks to make data analytics so simple, accessible, and comprehensible that anyone can do it. The company also announced raising a seed round from top tier Silicon Valley investors.
Editor’s Pick “Mobile analytics is a brand-new field, and no clear winner has emerged yet,” Segment.io cofounder Peter Reinhardt says. “So we made it incredibly easy to try them all.”
Visual analytics and marketing platform Curalate studied 500,000 images on Pinterest to discover what drives the most likes and repins. The results might surprise you.
Ticketfly unveiled its latest product Fanbase, a suite of customer analytics products that founder Andrew Dreskin said is a first of its kind. Venues and event promoters can use Fanbase to identify their top fans and offer them rewards for loyalty.