One Factor Driving Twitter (TWTR) Stock Up Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Twitter  (TWTR) rose 1.53% to $52.97 on Wednesday after the social media company debuted its breaking news service Dataminr for News.

The service allows journalists to find and identify stories as they break on Twitter. CNN was the first to use the service, according to engadget, but Dataminr's reach has now expanded to include BBC, The Weather Channel, USA Today and more.

Any news organization can now access the service, which claims to comb through 500 million tweets a day to filter them into news. Dataminr picks out stories and adds context and approximate locations of events as more information becomes available about a given topic.

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Dataminr is available through Tweetdeck and a dedicated mobile app.

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