CNN Partners With Dataminr to Mine Twitter for Breaking News
CNN and other news companies need to keep up with the speed of social media if they hope to stay on top of the news cycle. It’s not just hour by hour coverage, or blow-by-blow anymore -- it’s minute-by-minute, and flinch-by-flinch.
In a highly competitive 24-hour-news-cycle CNN is betting on Twitter as a breaking news source, by partnering with a New York startup Dataminr to make sense of the data.
The staff at Dataminr have been working with CNN for several months now. The startup has also been working with Twitter since 2011 to provide data to the finance industry and the public sector “to find what is essentially a needle in a haystack among the hundreds of millions of tweets sent every day.”