posted at 23:50
Author: Jordan Novet
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:00:53 +0000
Palantir buys Poptip, a startup that helps brands make sense of tweets
A social media startup and a big data company that works with government agencies might seem like an odd couple, but hey, Palantir went and bought Poptip. Poptip will join Palantir on Friday, according to a blog post today from Poptip founder and chief executive Kelsey Falter. Not long ago, Poptip graduated from Techstars NYC, with plans to help companies improve their communication with consumers on Twitter. "With Poptip, feedback has finally come of age," Falter said at the time. A tool for creating polls might seem simple, but actually, the acquisition could give Palantir some extra help in the domain of natural-language processing, which can bolster all sorts of applications. At Palantir, we will continue to build innovative products for data analysis in the commercial sector that will be transformational for industries. We're thrilled to be able to continue building products to help these companies as part of the growing Palantir team here in New York. From Web Site) Palantir Technologies is working to radically change how groups analyze information.

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