CNN sees results from Twitter service that generates news leads

01/29/2014 | GigaOm · Variety

A Twitter vendor called Dataminr is offering a service to news outlets to look for breaking stories on Twitter, figure out whether the tweets are trending on the microblog and provide leads to newsrooms. CNN signed up for the service six months ago and has been generating about two stories a day from Dataminr. The service has the potential to give the news network "a first-mover advantage," General Manager KC Estenson said.

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