Bottlenose Offers Real-Time Trend Intelligence For Social Media and Beyond

I had an interesting briefing a few weeks ago from Bottlenose, which sells what it calls a real-time “trend intelligence” system. The general idea is almost boringly straightforward: monitor events as they occur and pick out new and interesting information. But the technology to make this happen is mind-bogglingly complex, since it includes real-time ingestion […]

Percolate Continues to Brew

Percolate, a startup that helps marketers create content and share it on social networks, is announcing that it has raised a $24 million Series B led by Sequoia Capital. Co-founder James Gross told me that the big round from Sequoia is an endorsement of Percolate’s claim that it’s not just another social media management system. […]

Loud and Clear message

From Next Draft —————— It’s unusual when a company as young as Facebook drops $19 billion on an acquisition, especially when its on a company some folks hadn’t even heard of. But the messaging juggernaut called WhatsApp is huge (in terms of users and messages) and dangerous (in terms of the threat they posed to […]

Federated Media Gets More Value From Data With Domo Tuesday, December 3, 2013 SILICON SLOPES, Utah – December 03, 2013 – Today Domo announced that Federated Media Publishing, the conversational marketing pioneer and champion of content that fuels the social web, has implemented Domo’s solution to relieve its overloaded data management team, streamline inconsistent data across multiple office locations, and serve up custom […]

clypd raises $7.25MN for programmatic TV ad tech


From RapidTV News: November 25, 2013 Television advertising platform company clypd has raised an additional $7.25 million in series A-1 financing. Founded a year ago by Joshua Summers and Doug Hurd, clypd is automated technology that allows TV inventory owners the ability to engage with programmatic – or automated – platforms used in digital ad […]

Domo Announces Another Stunning Sales Performance With 40% Quarter-Over-Quarter Growth


Digital Journal: November 19th, 2013 SILICON SLOPES, UT–(Marketwired – November 19, 2013) - Today, Domo reported another stunning sales performance, achieving 40 percent consecutive quarter-over-quarter growth. This breakneck pace puts Domo on track to realize annual growth of more than 150 percent compared to the previous year. Domo transforms the way business is managed through its […]

Rap Genius and Sony/ATV Reveal Licensing Deal


Billboard: By Glenn Peoples – November 14th, 2013 Rap Genius, the online lyric site with financial backing from Silicon Valley heavyweights, has signed its first licensing deal. Billboard has learned the Brooklyn-based startup has a licensing agreement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. A Rap Genius statement says the deal was finalized “earlier this year.” In a […]

Newsle Lands $1.8M From Media Giant Advance Publications, Bloomberg Beta & More To Be The News Reader For People You Care About


TechCrunch: By Rip Empson – November 7th, 2013 The Web fundamentally changed how people consume the news. On the one hand, it’s now easier than ever before to create and distribute content to millions of readers; on the other, the Web has become an ocean of content and information, and it almost goes without saying […]

Mobile Rewards Network Kiip To Enter Smart TVs and Cars In 2014


Forbes: By Parmy Olson – November 6th, 2013 Not content with subverting the business of display ads on phones, startup Kiip will start offering digital coupons through connected cars and smart TVs from next year, its founder and CEO told Forbes. Kiip (pronounced “keep”) is an ad network with a twist. Instead of facilitating banner ads, it […]

Entrepreneur Behind ShareThis Puts Words Into Practice


Forbes: By Bryan Pearce – November 5th, 2013 One of the more exciting things that I’m fortunate to witness is watching an entrepreneur’s dream becoming a reality. Another is watching them help others do the same. That’s the story of Tim Schigel, who in 2007 founded ShareThis, an open sharing platform that supports the advertisers […]