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Spotlight: A Twitter Analytics how-to guide

You'll find a good post in B2B on how to use Twitter Analytics in case you're looking to do that.

5 hot new business apps: (RED) Apple; Is Wire the new Skype?; more

The 5 hot new business apps for Dec. 3.

Spotlight: WhatsApp adds encryption feature for Android users

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service acquired by Facebook for $22 billion, has added end-to-end encryption for some mobile users, reports Threatpost.

Data scientists use Twitter, CrowdFlower to understand love

Some data scientists wanted to study the stages of romantic relationships from first date to break-up on Twitter. They took a serious and calculated look at 661 conversations and asked CrowdFlower to help them parse the data.

Spotlight: One big data raison d'être goes up in flames thanks to IBM

Yes, yes, Pam, I'm sorry. I know this Spotlight appears to be aimed squarely at your territory. (Folks, do be sure to read Pam Baker's  FierceBigData, it's well worth your time.) 

IBM, Twitter sign data mining deal

Last week Twitter and IBM announced an agreement that gives IBM direct access to Twitter data for mining purposes. According to an Associated Press  report, "The company [IBM] plans to use this access to enhance a number of its products and consulting services."

News Scan: Vida app for chronically ill launched; Workers see benefits from wearables; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 29, including the new Vida mobile health app's care for chronically ill, three-quarters of adults see wearables in the workplace as positive, the global DAS market topped $1 billion in first half of 2014, Twitter's Fabric mobile app development platform is taking off and the latest commentary on iPad Air 2.

Twitter courts mobile app developers with something like a platform

The commentary service could have simply said, please, please embed us in your apps, and here's an SDK, but don't violate our rules. Instead, Twitter went and did somethin' more clever-like.

Twitter beats Facebook to peer-to-peer mobile payment punch

Twitter has seized the initiative and launched a mobile payments service based on its social network in France, Reuters reports.

Could Twitter redefine 'relevance?' A talk with Salesforce's Kyle Lacy

If the Twitter platform is being leveraged by marketing service providers to determine what's interesting and relevant to people, then won't Twitter's own determinations ruin their predictions?