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Australian social media marketing startup Stackla is suing Facebook over being blocked from using its data

- September 24, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Australian marketing startup Stackla is suing Facebook after the US social media giant banned the business from the site’s data in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The AFR reports that Stackla, co-founded in 2012 by Damien Mahoney and Peter Cassidy, lodged proceedings in the US District Court in San Francisco last week. Meanwhile,… Read more »

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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.