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Apple needed Topsy, just not for social analytics

- December 18, 2015 3 MIN READ

All these acquisitions seemed ‘hot’ new inroads at that time, but have now seemed to have fizzled into a quasi acqui-hiring strategy for bigger players. Apple did indeed need Topsy, but perhaps just not for social analytics. This has opened up the space again for competitors as social media practitioners have been left out wondering where to fill the Topsy void.

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BuiltWith is perhaps one of Australia’s most profitable online companies and has zero staff

- September 30, 2015 4 MIN READ

The idea for BuiltWith came in 2007, when Gary Brewer was visiting a lot of random sites, looking at their source code and discovering what platforms they were built with. He was researching elements like the writing of code on the site by viewing the source, seeing if they were made in PHP or if the company was using Windows and similar information in that arena.