Confirmed: Tweetdeck Gets $3M

Tweetdeck, a London-based startup that builds software to consume rapidly updating information streams, has raised $3 million in funding in what is an internal round, according to John Borthwick, co-founder of Betaworks. With this Series B round, the company has raised a total of $3.5 million.…

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Betaworks Raises $20M From Intel, Others

Betaworks, a New York City-based Internet company, has raised $20 million in new venture funding in a round led by Intel Capital and RRE Ventures. Softbank, Founders Collective, DFJ Growth, AOL Ventures and the New York Times are new investors in the company.…

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Twitoaster Opens Up API to Devs

Twitoaster, which threads conversations on Twitter, is launching its open API today, allowing developers to integrate the service within their applications so…

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Embracing Information Overload

As a freelancer, I spend most of my time trying to manage information overload. However, despite this obsession with efficiently gathering information, there are also times when I actively seek out that overload. While a fire hose of notifications and feeds can be too distracting when I am working on client work, if I am looking for inspiration, I want to see as much information as possible in the hope that something will catch my eye and provide the inspiration that I need to kick start a new blog post or some other effort. Here are a few of my favorite tools for embracing information overload.…

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How to Monitor Real-Time Information on Twitter

In earlier posts, I provided some tips for improving your Twitter efficiency and mining Twitter for information. While both of these provide useful ways to use Twitter, you also need to be prepared to respond to other people quickly. Twitter is a short attention span medium where tweets that are minutes old may already be obsolete. You don't want to skip over any important information or miss the chance to respond. Here are my top three real-time monitoring tools for Twitter.…

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Tracking Twitter by Topic: What's the Best Solution?

Web working increasingly means having to read up-to-the-nanosecond trending topics and conversations across the social web, and Twitter in particular. With the huge and growing number of Twitter apps and related services that are now available, it can be confusing to figure out the best way to quickly and easily extract those keyword-based threads that you need. It is possible to do this, as it turns out, but it takes a little work.…

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