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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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LinkedIn Top Business Social Network For Financial Pros (With Twitter In Second Place) [STUDY]

If you’re a financial professional, which social network do you reach for when you’re looking for the latest news and information in your space?

Perhaps unsurprisingly it’s LinkedIn, according to a new survey, which found that social media has an overall penetration rate of 90 percent amongst financial pros, and LinkedIn is used by one-third (33 percent) of this group for business purposes.

Twitter finished second in the business use poll, but commanded only a 3 percent usage rate, ahead of Facebook and blogs (both 2 percent).

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