NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dataminr, the leading company that turns real time social media into actionable alerts, has announced this month that France Info, a part of the Radio France company has become the first commercial client in continental Europe.
This agreement is the first of its kind on the continent and signals a growing shift by digital media executives turning to software solutions to strengthen the newsgathering process.
The expansion into continental Europe is a natural development following the high adoption rate in newsrooms across the U.S. and other parts of the world. Journalists find having Dataminr in their workflow to be indispensable in helping them be fast, accurate and differentiated in the increasingly competitive news landscape.
France Info acquired the Dataminr for News product as it continues to carry out an aggressive digital growth strategy that focuses on delivering the most relevant stories to its four million daily listeners across a number of platforms. The 24-hour news broadcaster continues to focus on adding tools that enhance coverage and ensure they are reporting on the stories that matter the most to its audience.
"Dataminr for News has alerted us to a number of major news events ahead of other sources, including the bombing of the Brussels airport and the 14 July Nice attack," said Laurent Frisch, Head of Digital at Radio France. "Enabling us to start our newsgathering process earlier allows us to focus on the best ways to tell the story." Developed in partnership with Twitter, Dataminr for News applies proprietary algorithms and processes to the firehose of 500 million publicly available tweets to deliver journalists real-time leads for them to investigate further.
"Aligning with France Info as our flagship News partner in the French market enables Dataminr to be a key part of their innovative news gathering process," said Steven Schwartz, President of News at Dataminr. "We will continue to seek partnerships with similarly-focused organizations throughout Europe as our global footprint expands."
Dataminr alerts are customized based on a user's topics of interest and regions of focus and delivered seamlessly into their existing workflow via the application, email, mobile, Slack or TweetDeck. Dataminr for News is currently used in more than 200 newsrooms across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., the Middle East and Asia.
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