Twitter’s Acquisition of Gnip Highlights Rise of Aggregators in DaaS Market

Patricio Robles, April 17th, 2014

On Tuesday, social media giant Twitter announced that it is buying Data as a Service (DaaS) provider Gnip for an undisclosed amount. Gnip, which is one of several companies that sell access to the firehose of the content posted on Twitter, was founded in 2008 and today offers data from a number of popular user-generated services in addition to Twitter.


Today in APIs: HTC’s Dual Lens SDK, and 10 New APIs

Greg Bates, April 16th, 2014

HTC launches SDK for dual lens API. U.S. Department of Education asks what you can do with an API. Plus: the year of the API consumer, Currency Cloud raises $10M, and 10 new APIs.


Four Great Data Dashboard Platforms: Ducksboard, Geckoboard, Klipfolio, and Leftronic

Janet Wagner, March 28th, 2014

ProgrammableWebLast month, ProgrammableWeb published an article that took a detailed look at DataSift and Gnip, two of the leading enterprise social data platforms. The article mentions the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS) and how DaaS is anticipated to significantly grow the market for Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms.


Two Great Social Data Platforms: How DataSift and Gnip Stack Up

Janet Wagner, February 10th, 2014

Social Data has become critical to developing business strategies, marketing brands and products, and gaining insights into consumers’ thought processes and buying patterns. The availability of real-time social data, along with the growing trend of Data as a Service (DaaS), has led to the development of platforms that provide business-critical social data on demand. Many platforms not only provide access to streams of social data, but incorporate business intelligence (BI) technologies and analytics capabilities as well.


Today in APIs: Datasift Launches VEDO, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, December 16th, 2013

DataSiftDatasift tackles the meaning of social data by launching Vedo. 3scale CEO Steve Willmott’s API predictions for 2014. Plus: India’s Airtel to open up location and micro payments APIs, and 11 new APIs.


Twitter Provides Clues for API Partnership Success

Mark Boyd, December 11th, 2013

TwitterIn a rare API conference event appearance, Twitter graced the stage at last week’s APIDays Paris. The social giant shared some insight into current API usage among third-party developers and gave some read-between-the-lines signs of how it intends to work with API partners in future.


What Just Happened? Gnip’s New Twitter Search API Can Help You Find Out

Amy Castor, September 30th, 2013

Sometimes what is happening now is not as important as what happened then. I am speaking of the past and how it can help you piece events together. This what makes Gnip’s newest Twitter search API so powerful.


Today in APIs: Gnip adds Search API, Nest Releases API, and 11 New APIs

Greg Bates, September 26th, 2013

GnipGnip adds a search API to its Twitter tools. Nest opens its thermostat to integration with an API. Plus: Apple to hold iOS7 developer tech talks, and 11 new APIs.


The Nexalogy NX API: Making Sense of All Those Social Media Feeds

Greg Bates, July 24th, 2013

Nexalogy NxTwitter feed, Facebook feed, Linkedin feed. Fed up yet? Nexalogy NX has come to the rescue, at least to help out with organizing your Twitter feed. You sign in through Twitter to access Nexame, which will show you, within your network, the most important trends, people and ideas. It’s such simple yet powerful idea that it makes you wonder, why didn’t Twitter think of this? Here’s a chart that’s worth a thousand words. It shows the top 10 concencepts being discussed in your network. As you  can imagine, there is also a top 10 hashtags chart, an interest map of the major themes in your discussions, and more.


Today in APIs: Kii’s App Analytics Tool, Tesla’s API, and 14 New APIs

Greg Bates, February 14th, 2013

Kii CloudKii lets you define the metrics you measure. Tesla’s app–the API is out of the bag. Plus: turning social data into social meaning, Facebook alerts developers on API errors, and 14 new APIs.


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