Twitter buys Gnip, big data specialist for microblogging

by bold-lichterman

The start-up was one of the few to be authorized to market the big data generated on its platform

They were already working together, they will now be closer than ever. Twitter has just bought Gnip, an American start-up specializing in the analysis of data from the microblogging site. If the information is official, the amount remains unknown for the moment. Proof of the proximity between the two companies, Gnip was one of the only partners in the social network to be authorized to market the big data generated on its platform which claims 500 million messages per day.

“Gnip has played a crucial role in collecting and digesting public data,” explains Twitter. “Together, we plan to deliver more sophisticated datasets and better data enrichments, so that more developers and businesses large and small around the world can drive innovation using the unique content that is shared on Twitter ”.