Twitter buys data analytics partner Gnip

Apr 15, 2014

Twitter says it has bought its data partner Gnip, which provides analysis of the more than 500 million tweets its users share each day—to advertisers, academic institutions, politicians and other customers.

Twitter Inc. said Tuesday that Gnip has already played a "crucial role" in collecting and digesting the public data that people share on its . Twitter says it plans to offer more sophisticated data analysis with the help of Gnip. Founded in Boulder, Colorado, in 2008, Gnip was Twitter's first data partner. It provides Twitter data to customers including the Library of Congress, IBM, Microsoft and Adobe Systems.

Twitter had more than 240 million users at the end of 2013.

Explore further: Twitter pushes deeper into targeted advertising

not rated yet
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Twitter pushes deeper into targeted advertising

Dec 05, 2013

Twitter on Thursday launched a new form of targeted advertising, allowing companies to deliver "promoted tweets" to customers who show interest in the brand through Web browsing.

Twitter profiles get Facebook-style revamp

Apr 08, 2014

Twitter on Tuesday began revamping profile pages to let users display more of their online personalities, giving the popular service a Facebook-like feel.

Twitter tops 200 million active users

Dec 18, 2012

Twitter said Tuesday the number of active users of the service has topped 200 million, in a sign of the sizzling growth of the messaging platform.

Recommended for you

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

7 hours ago

Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. ...

Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

7 hours ago

Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

Sk Hynix logs all-time high Q3 earnings

7 hours ago

SK Hynix, the world's second-largest memory chip maker, reported Thursday a record high quarterly net profit for the three months to September on strong sales and currency earnings.

User comments : 0