Back in August, Larry Hawes wrote a post entitled ‘Real-time Messaging in the Enterprise: Here We Go Again‘, and I suggested to him at…
An old UI in software form
For the last few years If This Then That (IFTTT) has been the place to go if you wanted to customize your…
Some argue that social networks like Twitter are the worst possible place after a celebrity like Robin Williams dies, because they cheapen the experience of mourning by making it public — but I think they can actually enhance it
New Relic is launching Insights real-time analytics tool in a bid to bring smart data analytics to mere mortals.
An increasing number of new-media startups — and even new projects by existing media outlets — are aimed at bringing context, background and analysis to the news instead of just trying to be the first to report something, and that’s a very beneficial development
Facebook’s open source engine for interactive queries on Hadoop is now available as a cloud service thanks to startup Qubole. Facebook claims Presto is 10 times faster than Hive for most queries.
The focus on the semantic web was fun, but ultimately missed the big picture, which is people care not about knowledge graphs but about the people and current events happening in their social graphs.
Path engineers put a lot of effort into writing the app’s private messaging feature. They detail the steps they took to make the product just right in a new blog post.
As with so many other news events, there was plenty of speculation and misinformation flowing on Twitter about the crash of an airplane at San Francisco airport — but for better or worse, that is just the way the news works now.
A group of Harvard researchers who looked at information flows on Twitter during the Boston bombings came to the conclusion the network could be useful during such events for aid workers and emergency personnel.
Twitter and Viacom have announced a partnership that demonstrates the social media site’s growing reach.
Facebook’s advertising efforts have produced mixed results so far. Now, one of its ad tech partners says it has more evidence the social network has cracked the code by selling ads in real time in users’ newsfeeds.
IBM has a new box for the internet of things, but it’s the MQTT protocol inside that box that’s worth a long look. The protocol could become the messaging layer for the internet of things.
Facebook is making changes to its news feed in order to try and filter content better for users, while Twitter continues to provide a largely unfiltered experience. Which one is better? That depends on how you use it.
There are many things I like better about my Android phone compared to my old iPhone, but one of the big ones is something that is missing: namely, all those irritating real-time notifications
HStreaming has raised $1 million and is ready to take its message of real-time processing on Hadoop mainstream. In a world tired of batch processing only, that message should be well received.
Want to hunt for a specific term or re-live an event on Twitter? The company has expanded its search capabilities, but you still won’t find all tweets ever on the service — Twitter is developing its own algorithm to surface tweets based on interest and engagement.
PeopleBrowsr, a company that provides marketing analytics based on the full stream of data from Twitter called the firehose, is suing Twitter for access to that stream. While Twitter is closing down who has access to the firehose, it shows where the company is headed.
If your application’s infrastructure is based in the cloud, then monitoring that infrastructure requires a cloud-based product as well. But monitoring the performance of cloud-based apps and the clouds they are hosted on requires a lot of data. Terabytes of it.
DataSift raised another $15 million in venture capital, bringing its total investment to nearly $30 million. In this video from Structure: Europe, DataSift Founder and CTO Nick Halstead describes how the company handles the firehose of social media data it receives.
A big brain computer tracks Twitter’s global heartbeat during the 2012 elections and Hurricane Sandy in a research project created by two Illinois academics proving that real-time analysis of unstructured data is possible if you only have enough cores, cache and networking I/O.
To take full advantage of big data, businesses must think about how to use those mountains of data as they come into the network, not store it and hope to gather insights weeks or even months later. To do this, we need new tools.
FedEx has always dealt in big data, but its CIO Rob Carter isn’t worried about more. In a conversation with reporters he explained how FedEx has coped in the past and where he things the future of data storage is heading.
Nodeable is now offering a cloud service for processing and analyzing streams of data in real time. Its new flagship service, called StreamReduce, is built atop Twitter’s open source Storm framework and acts as Hadoop’s faster, nimbler front-end partner that delivers users insights as they happen.
Real-time data is coming to video, courtesy of Ooyala: The video platform vendor is launching a real-time analytics dashboard for big video publishers this summer, allowing them to adjust live video streams as needed. The offering is powered by technology open sourced by Twitter.
The teams at Rally Software and Getty Images demonstrate that co-creation is not only possible, but likely necessary, to be a success in business today. As they show, co-creation helps reduce barriers between what a business needs and what it can get from its suppliers.
According to new research by Twitter’s data science team, Twitter search is used often as a tool for finding breaking news in real time, which makes it difficult for Twitter to assign relevance to any given tweet or topic in the long run.
Dataminr, a New York-based start-up that has been quietly building a global sensor network powered by Twitter, is now introducing its technology to the public today, showing how its real-time engine can act as an early warning system for enterprise and government customers.
PubNub, which provides real-time messaging to web and mobile apps, just raised a $4.5 million Series A round of financing led by new fund Relay Ventures and Silicon Valley’s TiE Angels. The funding comes after PubNub recently processed more than 100,000 messages per second.
Search engine Yandex is looking to extend its dominance in Russia through a deal to access Twitter’s firehose — allowing users to search millions of incoming tweets in real time.
A new policy from Sky News bars reporters from posting anything other than work-related content on Twitter, and even forbids them from retweeting anything that doesn’t come from a Sky account. As with so many other similar policies, this completely misses the point of social media.
The back-and-forth between Google and Twitter over Google’s new social-search results is only the latest manifestation of a much deeper problem with the relationship between the two former partners. The reality is that both sides need each other more than they would probably like to admit.
A new study of the way information flowed during the Arab Spring uprisings earlier this year paints a fascinating picture of how what some call “news as a process” works, and the roles bloggers, mainstream media and others play during a breaking news event.
A presentation at the recent Society for News Design conference imagined a future in which real-time updates about a news event would be shown in heads-up displays on picture frames, windshields and even eyeglasses. But would this make our information-overload problem better or worse?
While the web is interactive and dynamic, e-mail reflects very little of that evolution. But Movable Ink, a New York start-up, is trying to breathe new life into e-mail marketing by making e-mails real-time and context aware, creating messages that don’t go stale.
Seven years after launching anarchic image board site 4chan, Christopher Poole unveiled Canvas in January, a re-imagined message board that takes the learnings of 4chan and applies them to a more mainstream community. Now, Canvas, which has been in private beta, is open to the public.
It’s easy to search and browse the photo library on your smartphone, but what if you could search for images on millions of people’s smartphones in real time? Theia, a Rice University project, can do just that by distributing the search between smartphones and the cloud.
Attention webscale aficionados, Twitter plans to open source its Hadoop-like real-time data processing tool known as Storm. The social service nabbed the code through its acquisition last month of BackType, and says it’s a better tool for processing streams of data.
Big data — as in managing and analyzing large volumes of information — has come a long way in the past couple of years. Among the greatest innovations might be the advent of real-time analytics, which allow the processing of information in real time to enable instantaneous decision-making.
Twitter is rolling out some new features for its search, including the ability to see tweets ranked by relevance, but the bad news is that there is still much more the company needs to offer if it is really going to do search properly.
Blogger Anil Dash mused Wednesday in a post that Apple could make Twitter, or at least a similar service that provides real-time cross-platform messaging. He points out hurdles, but a bigger one comes to mind: Apple likely isn’t interested in making something even remotely like Twitter.
The reasons for the recent screwups by Apple, Sony and Amazon were different, but their reaction was remarkably similar: a conspicuous lack of timely response. Like many others, these tech giants don’t seem to have realized that crisis response has to become real-time now too.
Cloud application-platform provider Appistry has teamed with Accenture to develop Cloud MapReduce product. Cloud MapReduce is focused on real-time analysis of streaming data, and it complements Appistry’s distributed file system to form a Hadoop alternative for certain applications.
What if companies could offer end users and advertisers easy access to real time analytics tools to see how their content, comments and interaction were being received on sites and apps. That’s the promise of Mixpanel’s new Platform service, which launches today.
Even if you don’t believe real-time feeds will become the dominant content consumption paradigm, they’re clearly a growing force. Consumer-paid access to real-time feeds is largely for paid mobile apps, and advertising is the immediate payoff. So here’s how social media companies can best cash in.
Is the emergence of the real-time web a sign of a society obsessed with the present? From Twitter to Facebook, signs indicate as much, and this is redefining the idea of Now and how it impacts everything from innovation to how we live.
The lives of journalists online are increasingly hectic and frenzied, according to a somewhat sensationalistic piece in the New York Times. But the underlying phenomenon the Times is describing seems far more universal than that: it is the increasingly “real time” nature of all our lives.
Superfeedr, the real-time push infrastructure startup, is today launching a keyword tracking system. It’s essentially like Twitter’s long-forgotten Track service for the rest of the web, using the 2.1 million publishers Superfeedr already provides real-time RSS feeds for and their 25 millions updates per day.
Apple hasn’t made any secrets about its plans to get into the mobile advertising game and now it seems they will be revealing a new advertising venture built on top of the framework provided by its recent purchase of Quattro.
An eye-tracking report from OneUpWeb rightfully compares the challenge of real-time search to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle. But it did find that users are already responding to real-time results, especially when they’re seeking out news. Those seeking products clicked less and found real-time results less useful.
It’s pretty amazing that raw Twitter posts already show up by default right on Google search results pages. Today at the Search Marketing Expo, project managers from the three major search engine gave insight into their companies’ approaches to the quickened pace of the web.
Jonas Jacobi’s Kaazing is pushing forward a new protocol called web sockets. Rather than AJAX-type hacks to make web apps quick, web sockets are a full browser upgrade to better send and receive data between a web client and server.
Yahoo, like Microsoft and Google before it, has struck a deal to get access to Twitter’s real-time firehose of tweets. It’s also announcing plans to integrate Twitter across all its sites, as part of Yahoo’s big strategy to be an aggregator for the social web.
The corporate social-networking and microblogging scene is evolving at a staggering rate, spurred on by the massive growth in consumer-oriented tools like…
As the web and search get more up-to-the-minute, relevant and timely advertising shouldn’t be far behind. OneRiot, a Boulder, Colo.-based startup, this morning is launching a stream of real-time ads on currently trending topics.
Trackle, which enables users to set up alerts for a wide variety of topics such as new job postings, flight prices, home listings, local events and more, is building out community search and discovery service for that kind of information.
Twitter video service Twitvid.com today launched a real-time search engine for videos shared on Twitter. Twitvid not only tracks videos shared through its own service, but any YouTube link shared on Twitter.
Yahoo, following in the footsteps of Google, said today it’s adding tweets to the bottom of search results pages for topics it has determined as “buzzing.” But Yahoo is not paying Twitter to get its full so-called Firehose of tweets, the way Google and Microsoft are.
Lazyfeed has relaunched itself with an emphasis on making things even easier for you and, thus, making you even lazier (to use…
YouTube is playing around with real-time comment search in the vein of web darling Twitter. The new YouTube “test tube” feature provides…
Google (s goog) will include Twitter’s real-time status updates into its search results, Google VP Marissa Mayer said in a blog post…
Monday’s GigaOM Bunker Event looked at where the web is headed. As Jennifer Martinez reported at GigaOM, “A group of technologists explored…
If a pervasive, always-connected web that’s gathering data and using it intelligently and automatically is just around the corner, what does that mean for all of us? How will our working lives be affected when we’re not just connected to the web 24/7, but actively contributing data to it all the time? What are the implications for privacy and security? Let’s take a look at some specific issues.
Cuil, a company of ex-Googlers that developed a search engine of the same name, released a new streaming feature today that displays…
Hadoop, as a pivotal piece of the data mining renaissance, offers the ability to tackle large data sets in ways that weren’t…
Twitter, you’re not the only one with up-to-the-second search results. Google (s goog) now boasts that ability, too, a fact revealed in…
Gist, a free web service that provides a snapshot of information about your email contacts, is publicly launching in beta today. The…
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Despite all the hype and excitement around the real-time web, access to real-time information online is hardly a new phenomenon. That fact stuck…
While Xoopit’s flagship email product is being touted as the reason why Yahoo (s yhoo) agreed to buy the company, I think…
[qi:gigaom_icon_cloud-computing] There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the real-time web and the problems it poses for incumbent search companies and…
Want to know what’s going on right this second? Real-time search engine OneRiot is launching (right now!) an API that widget and…
You can vote once per day until Saturday for the Audience Choice prize at the first-annual Streamy Awards, to be held that…
Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter, today reminds us that it’s Twitter’s birthday. Michael Arrington, too, writes about the third…
On Friday, Facebook released a series of upgrades to its platform, allowing developers access to many core functionalities, such as Facebook Video…