The tricky business of acting on live data before it’s too late

We’re generating more data than ever and analyzing a lot more of it, too. But when it comes to responding quickly to potential public health crises or other situations, we need more data, more analysis and more people paying attention to it all.

Dataminr grabs $13M for Twitter-powered sensor network

Social media analytics firm Dataminr announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B round of financing. The company accesses the Twitter firehose and provides an early warning network for finance and government clients.

Dataminr builds a Twitter-powered early warning system

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.