DataSift’s full launch this week comes in the nick of time for those seeking to filter out trends and sentiments in Twitter’s ever-expanding tweet stream.

Nick Halstead, DataSift and TweetMeme founder, says Apple’s integration of Twitter in iOS5 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has sent traffic soaring in recent weeks. Read more

Lesson one in how to survive in the Twitter ecosystem as Twitter itself becomes more expansion-minded: be ready to adapt.

That is the message from DataSift, which has just snared $6m in financing to back a new data-driven business idea that has arisen from the ashes of its first project, TweetMeme. Read more