Cara is a real time face detection software that turns anything with a camera into an intelligent sensor to collect and store data on the content’s viewer. It measures glances, distance, gender, timing, age, and much more while respecting privacy by not storing pictures or personal information. This robust audience analytics tool is compatible with Windows, Android, Linux & Mac OSX and is manufactured by IMRSV (formerly Immersive Labs). IMRSV offers an Enterprise SDK which allows for simultaneous local analysis with the ability to trigger events at the 100 millisecond level. They also offer an Android SDK which allows real time detection on mobile devices. Their Cara RESTful API provides server side image processing.
AddThis, a leading social infrastructure and analytics platform, has just announced the release of Social Brand Advocates, a new managed marketing service created to help companies connect and engage with consumers that are loyal and enthusiastic about their brands. In addition to marketing services, AddThis offers social plugins, analytics and consumer engagement tools as well as a variety of APIs and SDKs that allow developers to integrate the AddThis platform into websites and applications.
Here is an interview with Dr Stuart Battersby, Chief Technology Officer and Founder of Chatterbox.co - a sentiment analysis engine that utilizes machine learning (yes that all familiar buzz word) to social media conversations (even more prevalent buzz words). However what makes Chatterbox.co stand apart from social media err,chatter is it's clever use of hard core computational performance of machine learning with insightful and creative business use cases.