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Gnip Announces Plugged In To Gnip Partner Program

Program Provides Partners a Clear Competitive Edge in the Social Data Ecosystem

BOULDER, CO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 -- Gnip, the world's largest and most trusted provider of social data, today launched its Plugged In To Gnip partnership program. This program enables Plugged In To Gnip partners to transparently showcase their access to the most reliable, comprehensive and sustainable social data in the world, creating the best possible experience for their customers.

Inaugural Plugged In To Gnip partners include IBM, EMC Greenplum, Splunk, Brandwatch, Hottolink, NetBase, FirstRain, Union Metrics, uberVU, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Clarabridge, Infochimps and Networked Insights. Acceptance into the Plugged In program is clear recognition of the investment each partner has made in building a scalable social analytics product that uses compliant data from multiple social platforms, blogs and micro-blogs. Partners benefit from inclusion in the program, gaining early access to new social data sources, exclusive access to specific product features and additional opportunities to collaborate.

Gnip is an official provider of publicly available social data from the firehoses of the largest social media publishers in the world including Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, StockTwits and Disqus. As companies build their businesses on social data, being Plugged In To Gnip ensures customers have complete and authorized access to the best social data available.

"The social data ecosystem is maturing from the days when companies would scrape together disparate fragments of social data to power their solutions," said Chris Moody, President and COO of Gnip. "By creating the Plugged In To Gnip program, we're recognizing and proactively collaborating with clients and partners who are building their solutions on comprehensive, reliable and sustainable social data."

"Social data is a new and incredibly exciting dataset that our customers are beginning to leverage within IBM InfoSphere BigInsights and other IBM products," said Bruce Weed, Program Director - Big Data at IBM. "Via the Plugged In To Gnip business partner program, we make it incredibly easy for them to access that social data. This data can be leveraged via the new Social Data Analytics Accelerator that is shipping with BigInsights V2.0."

To learn more about Plugged In To Gnip, visit gnip.com/plugged_in.

About Gnip:
Gnip is the world's largest and most trusted provider of publicly available social media data, serving customers in a range of industries from social media monitoring and business intelligence to finance and government. Gnip delivers more than 100 billion realtime social data activities each month, providing full firehose access to Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress, Disqus and StockTwits as well as managed integrations to the public APIs of Facebook, YouTube, Google+ and others. For more information, email [email protected] or visit http://gnip.com.

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