Skyttle 2.0 text analytics, sentiment API launches

Today we are delighted to announce a new version of Skyttle’s Text Analytics. Skyttle 2.0 introduces several important features: – Improved sentiment analysis: the API now extracts larger stretches of text that express sentiment, instead of individual words, we provide context so the user can understand what keywords and entities the sentiment relates to. – XML annotation: there is an option to receive the original text with XML-annotated keywords and Continue reading

Twitter: new rules for developers

Michael Sippey at Twitter (@sippey) has blogged about the forthcoming changes to the Twitter API. For developers working with the API these are important changes.   The Boston quadrant is particularly significant.   It is worth listening to what Sippey says there: “we’re trying to encourage activity in the upper-left, lower-left and lower right quadrants, and limit certain use cases that occupy the upper-right quadrant.”   In other words, bring your Continue reading

Apple switches to own mapping

Mobile search is a fluid battleground.  Apple just opened a new front by switching from Google to its own mapping.  That means that they are going to be in the business of serving their own search results.  Apple doesn’t own its own search technology, so who is going to provide these?  Bing? Related articles Apple is About to Reduce Google’s Revenues Apple Is Going Full Throttle To kill Google Maps Continue reading

Facebook IPO – the hunt for a scapegoat starts

You had to be quick to short Facebook.  Only a couple of hours on Friday did it stay above the offer price.  Morgan Stanley and others supported it for a while on Friday.  Now it is down 10% at around $34.  Pundits are blaming Morgan Stanley for pushing the stock to the top of the estimates and releasing more equity than originally intended.  I blame the numbers – Zerohedge has Continue reading

Eight reasons to short Facebook

Facebook is looking to raise up to $16bn from the markets at a valuation of up to $104bn, money that will allow it to do amazing things.  But the valuation it is seeking is based on it already having done those amazing things.  And it simply hasn’t.  Here is a researcher’s perspective on the IPO. 1. Facebook advertising must be a great revenue driver right? No.  Click-through rates on advertising Continue reading