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Dataminr Secures $30 Million For Its Twitter-Mining Data Technology

New York-based startup Dataminr has secured $30 million in private funding from venture capital firms to continue its work mining Twitter for tradable news.

The fundraising round is Dataminr’s third since its founding in 2009 by former Yale University classmates Ted Bailey, Jeff Kinsey and Sam Hendel.

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HootSuite Raises $3M, Buys Analytics Tool TwapperKeeper

The popular Twitter dashboard, HootSuite, has just completed a $3 million round of funding. And their first move after amassing all of that cash? Purchasing Twitter data analysis company TwapperKeeper.

Looks like Twitter’s soon-to-be-launched official analytics platform might face some stiff competition.
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Twitter Confirms “Significant Round Of Funding”

Reports that Twitter was seeking a new round of funding were confirmed Monday, with the announcement on the Twitter blog of a “significant round of funding led by the venture firm DST Global, with the participation of several of our existing investors.”
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Twitter To Close $800M Round Of Funding In Two Weeks

AllThingsD is reporting that Twitter is set to close a $800 million round of funding within the next two weeks, which would put the company’s valuation at $8 billion – over double it’s December 2010 valuation of $3.7 billion.
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Twitter Valued At $7 Billion, Nearly Double Its Valuation Six Months Ago

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Twitter has entered a new round of private funding which puts its valuation at close to $7 billion – nearly double its valuation just six months ago.

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UberMedia Announces $5.6 Million Raised In Latest Round Of Funding

UberMedia has just announced a $5.6 million investment from a German Internet investment company, Burda Digital. It looks like investors aren’t scared away from Twitter’s third-party developer community… yet.
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Comcast Pulls Non-Profit Funding Over A Tweet – Then Apologizes

If you’ve been watching the US media news lately, you’ve no doubt heard about the pretty shameless jump that the former FCC Commissioner, Meredith Baker, will be making to Comcast, only four months after approving its $13.5 billion merger with NBC. It’s been all over social and traditional media, and it looks like Comcast would (quite obviously) like everyone to stop talking about it: an exec from the company apparently pulled funding from one of Comcast’s non-profit partners due to a tweet they made criticizing Baker’s jump.
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Investor Buys $80 Million in Twitter Stock

No, Twitter didn’t become publicly-traded overnight: an investment firm has purchased $80 million in Twitter stock on the secondary markets. This news comes on the heels of sources claiming that Twitter is worth up to $10 billion.
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Google CEO Eric Schmidt Invests in Twitter Payment Technology Twitpay

Twitpay, the Twitter-based payments service, has received some funding from Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures investment firm, as well as CompuCredit Holdings Corporation. It looks like Twitter payment systems might be the big thing next to Facebook Credits in the months and years to come.
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Klout Closes $8.5M Round of Funding

It looks like Twitter influence is going to be a big deal in 2011. Klout has just closed its latest round of funding, bringing in $8.5M to fund its growing services.
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