PeopleBrowsr, the parent company of Kred, and Twitter have settled a lawsuit over PeopleBrowsr’s access to Twitter’s data “firehose,” the companies said today.
Twitter’s request to move Peoplebrowsr’s case against the company from state court to federal court has been denied. Today, Federal District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled that the rest of the case will play out in San Francisco Superior Court. In addition, Twitter will pay “reasonable costs and expenses” to PeopleBrowsr, which includes attorneys fees.
At the Kred Influencer Summit in New York City last night, PeopleBrowsr founder and CEO Jodee Rich previewed a message graph intelligence platform called KredNet. Representing the next wave of social influence scoring, the tool will debut at a crucial time in social media history, on the heels of Facebook’s graph search and in the same week that Twitter acquired Bluefin Labs to solidify its place in the social TV advertising business.
Twitter has announced a new tool that lets users download, save, and search through every tweet they’ve uttered since the day they joined Twitter. This is a big deal. Historically, the microblogging site has been stingy with its tweet records.
PeopleBrowsr, the parent company of social influence scoring site Kred, has won a restraining order against Twitter to prevent the microblogging site from blocking access to its Firehose of tweets. Both parties appeared at the San Francisco Superior Court on November 28, 2012. A hearing for a preliminary injunction has been set for January 8th, 2013.
President Obama Using Social Media to Pressure Congress on #My2K (SocialTimes)
President Barack Obama in an address from The White House on Wednesday urged the public to tweet using hashtag #My2K telling their congressional representatives not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Brands that are unable to pry their customers away from social media to look at their websites can now give customers medals for talking about them behind their backs. Badgeville has partnered with PeopleBrowsr, the parent company of Kred, to bring its rewards system to Twitter and Facebook.
PeopleBrowsr, the social analytics service that created Kred, has mined the Twitter hose for data on the Internet’s most viral people and subjects since 2008. Today, the company released an API that enriches Kred’s social influence scoring system with in-depth reports. With PeopleBrowser, users can search key words and phrases, hashtags, names, bio data such as gender, interactions between users, location, or communities to pull up information on any topic.