Twitter to Release Real-Time Analytics Dashboard in Q4
At the Sports Marketing 2.0 Summit in San Francisco this week, Ross Hoffman, a member of Twitter’s development team, revealed that Twitter plans to release a real-time analytics dashboard by the end of the year. The dashboard is being built by the team behind Trendly, which the microblogging service acquired in June.
The product, which will be available for free (although it is not clear if it will be available only to marketers or to everyone, or if the company plans to roll out a premium version in the future), will allow users to track popular tweets and influential users in their network, among other things.
LinkedIn Acquires ChoiceVendor
Online business networking site LinkedIn has acquired ChoiceVendor, a San Francisco-based startup that provides peer-to-peer ratings and reviews of B2B service providers in the U.S.
Financial terms of the acquisition — which appears to be talent-based — have not been disclosed.
Mark Zuckerberg Now Richer Than Steve Jobs
According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is now the thirty-fifth richest American. The publication estimates that the Facebook founder and CEO is now worth $6.9 billion. Steve Jobs is ranked 42nd on the list with an estimated net worth of $6.1 billion.
In addition, Zuckerberg is expected to announce a $100 million donation to the Newark public school system on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Friday, just ahead of the premiere of The Social Network (a.k.a. “The Facebook movie”) on October 1.