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PeopleBrowsr and Twitter settle Firehose dispute

Today, Federal District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled in favor of PeopleBrowsr and returned Peoplebrowsr’s case against Twitter to the San Francisco Superior Court.

PeopleBrowsr wins a TRO compelling Twitter to continue firehose access
In November 2012, PeopleBrowsr won a temporary restraining order compelling Twitter to continue providing full Firehose access. The court rejected Twitter’s contention that the application was without merit.

Twitter attempts to bring the case to Federal Court
Twitter then attempted to change course to remove the case from San Francisco Superior Court to the Federal Court on the basis that “PeopleBrowsr’s complaint is based on federal antitrust law”, and antitrust cases must be decided in federal court.

“Twitter’s inconsistent representations to the State and Federal Courts reinforce our case. Last week, they said this was a contracts issue. This week, it’s an antitrust issue,” said Rich.

Twitter filed a ‘Notice of Removal’ to Federal Court on the eve of the December 4 discovery hearing, claiming this is a federal antitrust case to determine whether the Federal Court has jurisdiction.

PeopleBrowsr wins against Twitter: Case returns to State Court
The Court agreed with PeopleBrowsr that the complaint relies solely on state law and that it does not have federal jurisdiction over the case.

The Court noted that “The fact that the removal shortly followed the state court’s issuance of a TRO suggests that Twitter’s decision to remove the case was born out of a desire to find a more sympathetic forum.” The court rejected Twitter’s arguments as “novel”: “Twitter’s removal lacked an objectively reasonable basis for seeking removal. It was based on a novel legal theory…”

Costs awarded to PeopleBrowsr
The Court also granted PeopleBrowsr’s request to pay for reasonable costs and expenses, including attorneys fees, incurred as a result of Twitter’s improper removal of this case.

The next step now is discovery, followed by a state court preliminary injunction hearing. In the meantime, PeopleBrowsr’s temporary restraining order against Twitter will remain in place and PeopleBrowsr continues to have full access to the Firehose.

Follow the case on Twitter using hashtag #PBvTw

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At Kred we love Bloggers,

And we have created the Elite Kred Blogger 2013 Leaderboard to recognize the amazing work of the influencers in the blogging community.

 The Leaderboard displays a sample of influencers, this is Living List and we want to add more popular and niche bloggers based on your suggestions.

See how you rank in the blogging community and receive a special Elite Kred Blogger 2013 Badge to display on your blog.

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PeopleBrowsr v. Twitter: PeopleBrowsr Wins in Federal Court and is Awarded Costs Including Attorney Fees

Today, Federal District Court Judge Edward Chen ruled in favor of PeopleBrowsr and returned Peoplebrowsr’s case against Twitter to the San Francisco Superior Court.

PeopleBrowsr wins a TRO compelling Twitter to continue firehose access
In November 2012, PeopleBrowsr won a temporary restraining order compelling Twitter to continue providing full Firehose access. The court rejected Twitter’s contention that the application was without merit.

Twitter attempts to bring the case to Federal Court
Twitter then attempted to change course to remove the case from San Francisco Superior Court to the Federal Court on the basis that “PeopleBrowsr’s complaint is based on federal antitrust law”, and antitrust cases must be decided in federal court.

“Twitter’s inconsistent representations to the State and Federal Courts reinforce our case. Last week, they said this was a contracts issue. This week, it’s an antitrust issue,” said Rich.

Twitter filed a ‘Notice of Removal’ to Federal Court on the eve of the December 4 discovery hearing, claiming this is a federal antitrust case to determine whether the Federal Court has jurisdiction.

PeopleBrowsr wins against Twitter: Case returns to State Court
The Court agreed with PeopleBrowsr that the complaint relies solely on state law and that it does not have federal jurisdiction over the case.

The Court noted that “The fact that the removal shortly followed the state court’s issuance of a TRO suggests that Twitter’s decision to remove the case was born out of a desire to find a more sympathetic forum.” The court rejected Twitter’s arguments as “novel”: “Twitter’s removal lacked an objectively reasonable basis for seeking removal. It was based on a novel legal theory…”

Costs awarded to PeopleBrowsr
The Court also granted PeopleBrowsr’s request to pay for reasonable costs and expenses, including attorneys fees, incurred as a result of Twitter’s improper removal of this case.

The next step now is discovery, followed by a state court preliminary injunction hearing. In the meantime, PeopleBrowsr’s temporary restraining order against Twitter will remain in place and PeopleBrowsr continues to have full access to the Firehose.

Follow on Twitter using hashtag #PBvTw

 

Media contact

peterferioli@kred.com

 

Court Documents:

Peoplebrowsr v. Twitter: PeopleBrowsr Wins Federal Court Action With Costs

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Kred Recognizes Elite Social Media Influencers

At Kred we love influencers and we love the Social Media Community.

A couple of weeks ago we shared Kred Elite Influencer badges with top influencers the Global Kred community. We have been amazed by the comments and reactions from our top influencers. Thank you!

This week we are sharing the Kred love with top influencers in the Social Media Community. We love you. Your Social Media Influence score is derived from queries that combine keywords, hashtags, Twitter bios and conversations within the community formed around social media.

Your Global influence score might be higher than your Influence in a specific community – this is because, every time anyone talks to you, you gain global influence and only when people in a specific community talk to to you, you gain community influence. Only 1% of the people in the social media community have a score of 400 or above.

The Kred Elite Influencer badges allow identification of the most trusted people in their areas of interest, their profession and engagement in social media streams. Our real-time algorithm and metadata created from 0ver 1,000 days of posts allows us to pinpoint these particular influencers.

Check out our recent post explaining the benefits of your Kred Score – “How Being a Kred Influencer Can Be Very Rewarding”.

Now go forth and spread the Kred.

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PEOPLEBROWSR ACQUIRES SWAYLO – Influence Measure, Kred, Now Scores Over 500 Million Profiles

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA) – February 7, 2013PeopleBrowsr becomes the strongest influence and social data analytics company with today’s announcement of Swaylo acquisition.

PeopleBrowsr, the leader in social analytics and the creator of the community influence measure Kred, announced the acquisition of Swaylo, the provider of Facebook influence analytics and marketing campaigns. With the addition of Swaylo, PeopleBrowsr becomes the most extensive social analytics datamine and Kred becomes the strongest influence measure.

“We believe that social data should be open, accessible and understandable by anyone who wishes to use it, whether they are marketers or individuals,” said Jodee Rich, CEO of PeopleBrowsr. “The acquisition of Swaylo and its technology reinforces Kred as the deepest, most transparent and most useful measure of influence and outreach for anyone that wants to find influential people on any subject.”

The Swaylo integration establishes Kred on Facebook. Peoplebrowsr is thrilled with this addition to the product suite. ‘Kred for Facebook’ will allow a new generation of users to correlate and understand their influence across social networking sites. Further, this allows Peoplebrowsr the amazing opportunity to help users discover content they will love,” said Andrew Grill, CEO Kred. The Kred for Facebook application, including Kred Rewards, is now powered by Swaylo. SwayloPro, Swaylo’s on-demand analytics on the interests, influence and demographics of fan bases across Facebook Pages will be integrated into Kred’s Kred for Brands offering. Kred for Brands provides brands with on-demand access to influence, interest and demographic analytics on Facebook Page fans, and @name account analytics and self-serve influencer lists for Twitter.
The integration of PeopleBrowsr and Swaylo brings the size of the new Analytics Datamine to more than 400 terabytes, with over half a trillion conversations from Twitter and Facebook, the full Twitter firehose since 2008—1500 days of posts, and over 500 million profiles across Twitter, Facebook, blogs and forums.  PeopleBrowsr continues to add to its Datamine in real time, processing 10,000 posts per second and adding metadata collected from profiles, interests and connections.

“Swaylo’s marketing technologies deliver high-impact results from the influence, interests, activities and relationships they analyze across hundreds of millions Facebook users,” said Sabrina Riddle, Swaylo CEO. “The combination of PeopleBrowsr and Swaylo creates the strongest influence measure for marketers who want to identify, understand and activate everyday influential people within specific communities at scale across Facebook and Twitter and drive ROI for their business.”

Swaylo’s operations and team, including CEO Sabrina Riddle, will join PeopleBrowsr’s headquarters in San Francisco.  “We are tremendously pleased to have Swaylo join our operations. The addition of Sabrina and her team immediately provides us with the operational scale to integrate Swaylo’s technology, evolve Kred and deliver powerful targeted influence marketing solutions under the Kred brand,” said Jodee Rich, CEO, PeopleBrowsr.

About PeopleBrowsr / Kred
PeopleBrowsr is the leader in the social analytics revolution and the creator of the world’s only open, transparent social influence measure, Kred. PeopleBrowsr believes social analytics can accurately depict human behaviors like influence and generosity and that the openness and transparency of social networks will be the catalyst for the next great leap in community and productivity.

Powered by a 400 terabyte datamine of 1,500 days of social media posts, PeopleBrowsr creates end-to-end social media marketing solutions, identifying the most influential people and making them accessible for analysis and engagement. Kred discovers the most influential people by interest-based community and location in real time. The actions that affect Kred scores are fully transparent to the public. Kred Story delivers a rich visual discovery of the most engaging interactions and social content that matters to you. Kred Rewards campaigns on Facebook and Twitter connect influencers with products, services and causes they will love. Kred for Brands provides brands with on-demand access to influence, interest and demographic analytics on Facebook Page fans, and @name account analytics and self-serve influencer lists for Twitter.

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Media Contact
Peter Ferioli
peterferioli@kred.com

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With 400 RSVPs the New York Kred Influencers Summit is Sold Out due to overwhelming demand

Kred friends, we are delighted at the overwhelming number of replies we have received for our first annual New York Influencers Summit this Wednesday night from 6pm at the Crosby Street Hotel. In fact, we have received over 400 RSVPs which fills the room and tells us that many people are keen to her what Kred has up our sleeves.

We have an exciting evening planned with food, drink, presentations and influencer networking:

6 pm: Drinks and Hors D’oeuvres
6:45 pm: Influencer Session 1 in the Cinema at the Crosby Street Hotel
7:15 pm: Influencer Session 2 in the Cinema at the Crosby Street Hotel

Summit attendees will be the first to hear from the Kred team about a brand new product we are launching, as well as a briefing on our roadmap for 2013 and beyond.

We will also be giving two of our “Kred Stars” present on the night a trip to London to our influencer event on 27th March – one name will be announced at each of the influencer sessions.

The following folks from the Kred team will be attending, all of whom are eager to meet with you:

Jodee RichPeopleBrowsr CEO and founder
Andrew GrillKred CEO
Travis WallisVP, Platform
Mike LintonVP of Business Development
Naomi AssarafBusiness Development
Scott MilenerSVP of Social Strategy
Sabrina RiddleChief Strategy Officer
Jessica GasthalterNY Business Development

We look forward to welcoming you to the Summit and meeting other influential New Yorkers as identified by Kred.

You can follow all of the action via the #kredny hashtag and also watch the action via our Kred real-time leaderboard at http://lc.tl/kredny.

See you in New York.

 

 

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Kred New York Influence Summit: Meet Top Brand Managers and Influencers – Claim Your VIP Reward for February 6 Event

Have you claimed your Kred NY Influence Summit Reward?

On Wednesday February 6 Kred is proud to be hosting over 200 of New York’s top social influencers for a premier gathering of industry leaders at the funky Crosby Street Hotel in the heart of SoHo.

The Big Apple’s top influencers will be enjoying free food and drinks, while rubbing shoulders with leading NY agencies and brands. At Kred we pride ourselves in being able to find those “hard to reach” influencers. The Kred NY summit will allow influencers to meet each other, as well as brands and agencies.

If you are interested in finding out what makes key influencers tick, make this summit one not to miss.

We have a few surprises regarding Kred and Brands, which will be unveiled at the event. Our VIP guests will be the first in the world to see and try these features.

At the summit you will be able to meet and engage with other top NY influencers including @petershankman, @davekerpen, @fieldproducer, @JeffreyHayzlett, @db, @augieray, and @angelamaiers to name a few. For an updated list of influencers attending, check out the Kred NY Influencers Leaderboard.

You will also be able to meet influencers from key brands like HBO, Etsy, New York Times, Mashable, Pepsico, Unicef, American Express, GE, AOL and top agencies like Ogilvy, Edelman and Razorfish at the summit.

How can you get a ticket to the summit?

We are running a Kred Reward for NY influencers to claim a ticket to the summit. Simply visit the reward site and sign in with Kred. If you are below the threshold (influence > 800 and outreach >7) then don’t fear, those close to this score can apply and be placed on a waitlist.

This is an exclusive opportunity and invitation-only event you must RSVP now to secure a place, as capacity is strictly limited to the top NY influencers on a first-come basis.

For many of you influencers who cannot be in NY on Feb 6. tune in for event happenings and follow the Kred NY Influencers Summit @kred using #kredny.

 

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Twitter Changes Position On Eve of Discovery Battle in Firehose Restraining Order Case with PeopleBrowsr

(San Francisco, CA) – December 4, 2012
On November 28, PeopleBrowsr won a temporary restraining order compelling Twitter to continue providing full Firehose access. PeopleBrowsr was due to file in San Francisco Superior Court today for preliminary discovery with a hearing to take place on Wednesday, December 4.

Twitter filed a ‘Notice of Removal’ to Federal Court on the eve of the December 4 discovery hearing, claiming this is a federal antitrust case and should be decided in Federal Court.

There was to be a hearing over deposing Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams and the discovery of documents relating to Twitter policy on the Firehose. The companies had agreed that Doug Williams, Twitter’s Head of Business Development; Kelton Lynn, Twitter’s Head of Mobile Business Development; Jodee Rich, Founder and CEO of PeopleBrowsr; and Bob Harris, Professor Emeritus of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and a Twitter antitrust expert would be deposed over the coming weeks

Last week, Twitter told the San Francisco Superior Court, “This is Contracts 101. Although PeopleBrowsr attempts to dress up its case as some sort of grand antitrust or interference case, it is not”. Twitter’s new petition is contrary to the company’s previous statement that there “was no merit to PeopleBrowsr’s claim” of unfair competition.  Now, Twitter has removed the case from San Francisco Superior Court to the Federal Court on the basis that “PeopleBrowsr’s complaint and TRO papers reveal that its Section 17200 claim is based on federal antitrust law”, and antitrust cases must be decided in federal court.

“Twitter’s inconsistent representations to the State and Federal Courts reinforce our case. Last week, they said this was a contracts issue. This week, it’s an antitrust issue, ” said Rich.

The issue to be determined is whether the Federal Court has jurisdiction. In the meantime, PeopleBrowsr’s temporary restraining order against Twitter will remain in place and PeopleBrowsr continue to have full access to the Firehose.

 

Media Contact

Sarah Kirsch

Sarah@Kred.com

510 689 1497

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SocialBro Buddies Up to Kred

Kred is now part of the SocialBro‘s beautiful dashboard for managing communities on Twitter. Starting today, you can use SocialBro to pinpoint relevant, influential people from queries combing keywords, hashtags or Twitter bios with a specified level of Kred influence.  All this at no extra charge to current users of SocialBro’s premium plans.

SocialBro clients can browse their unique Twitter communities to see the Kred Influence and Kred Outreach scores of all their members, allowing identification of the most trusted and engaged people using their important keywords among their followers or throughout the Twittersphere.  New people can also be added to the community based on their influence as determined by Kred’s real-time algorithm and metadata created from 1,400 days of Twitter posts.

The integration of Kred with SocialBro is another great example of the powerful intelligence that influence measurement gives social media marketers for managing their communities.  We are really excited to see the imaginative implementation of Kred into SocialBro’s dashboard.  We think that social app developers are just starting to tap the power of influence to produce powerful, unique capabilities for their end users –and we can’t wait to see the future!

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Kred joins Salesforce Marketing Cloud, available immediately to all Radian6 users

Kred is now part of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud. Available today as an add-on within the Marketing Cloud Insights dashboard, Kred delivers instant identification of social media user influence to marketers using the Radian6 platform, helping them leverage social media to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways.

Integrating Kred lets Salesforce Marketing Cloud customers easily discover the most influential and outreaching people in social media by keywords, phrases, hashtags or topic profiles.  With Kred community influence and outreach scores appended to every post, Radian6 customers can instantly uncover the content making the greatest impact in Kred’s communities connected by shared interests and things in common, like Moms, Tech and Fitness.

The screen shots in this post show show off a taste of the invaluable influence analytics that Kred brings to the Marketing Cloud.  Search on any keyword to see the communities mentioning it most, then click on them to discover the individual posts that are shared most and the people who created them.   You can also segment the mentioners in a community by their influence and outreach scores.

“Today’s leading brands recognize that social media is transforming the way they connect with customers on a global scale,” said Michael Lazerow, CMO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, salesforce.com. “By leveraging the power of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud, partners such as Kred are empowering companies to take advantage of this shift and turn insights from millions of conversations about their products, brand and industry into actions that strengthen customer relationships.”

Radian6 customers can get started immediately with Kred by adding it from the Marketing Cloud Insights dashboard.  Give it a try and send us your impressions at @Kred or contact@kred.com.

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