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Gnip, the world's largest and most trusted provider of social data, and Hottolink, the leader in social media monitoring in Japan, today announced a strategic alliance to better serve Twitter data to the Japanese market.

Gnip and Hottolink Form Strategic Alliance

Boulder, Colo. – Nov. 13, 2012 — Gnip, the world's largest and most trusted provider of social data, and Hottolink, the leader in social media monitoring in Japan, today announced a strategic alliance to better serve Twitter data to the Japanese market.

Through this alliance, Hottolink will have access to Gnip's suite of products that serve data from Twitter's full firehose. This data will power Hottolink's social media listening platform with ongoing access to both Japanese Tweets and Tweets in every other language. By partnering with Hottolink, Gnip will have access to Hottolink's technology and expertise, enabling Gnip to better meet the needs of the Japanese market.

"We're thrilled to be working with a partner like Hottolink, who knows the ins and outs of social media monitoring in Japan," said Jud Valeski, CEO and Founder of Gnip. "Over 10% of the Twitter firehose is in Japanese and Hottolink's technology and expertise in analyzing Japanese social data are unmatched. We look forward to a long and productive partnership."

"Our partnership with Gnip offers us unparalleled access to the full firehose of Twitter data, from the daily realtime stream to the full historical archive of Tweets back to 2006," said Koki Uchiyama, CEO of Hottolink. "The combination of the world's largest provider of social data and the leader in social media analytics in Japan will ensure a robust and reliable solution for Japanese customers."

To learn more about Hottolink, email pr-request@ml.hottolink.com. To learn more about Gnip, email info@gnip.com.

About Hottolink

Hottolink is the largest Japanese social data provider and leader in Japanese social media analytics. Hottolink has provided its listening platform since 2005 and its strong functions enable customers to search and analyze a massive amount of social data interactively in real time. Hottolink has delivered its service for over 650 customers. For more information, email pr-request@ml.hottolink.com or visit http://www.hottolink.co.jp/.

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