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Uber is having a tough time at the moment. The private transport service has a history of causing tensions with the taxi industry, but things escalated to a whole new level last week. In France, taxi drivers took to the streets in protest of Uber Pop, Uber’s cheapest service yet, calling for it to be banned. News of the violent demonstrations quickly went international and were trending several times last week on Twitter.

Using the Visibrain Twitter monitoring platform, we can find out how Twitter contributed to the news going viral, and how Uber responded to the brand crisis.

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Cannes Lions 2015 is officially over. This year’s international festival of creativity celebrated some truly inspiring campaigns and insights from top players in the advertising industry. #CannesLions has been all over Twitter for the past week, racking up 304,302 tweets between June 19th and June 27th.

Using the Visibrain Twitter monitoring platform, we can look back on the top tweets, topics and influencers of Cannes Lions 2015.

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Last Tuesday was the 2015 edition of E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. With all of the top video game companies announcing their hot new releases, E3 has always been an unmissable annual event for gamers. But even if video games aren’t your cup of tea, there’s a good chance that E3 2015 turned up in your Twitter stream last week.

Why? Sony hit the headlines with the announcement that it would be bringing back the legendary video game Shenmue… if fans were prepared to contribute via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

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Quick Trends is the latest addition to the Visibrain platform features.

With Quick Trends, you can instantly compare the tweet volume of several topics on Twitter, allowing you to discover which had the most impact in seconds.

So how does it work? Here’s a quick introduction to our newest feature and how to get the best out of it.

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Every year, the Apple World Wide Developers Conference is an exciting opportunity for developers and fans alike to get to grips with the company’s new releases. The 2015 edition didn’t disappoint, with key players from Apple including CEO Tim Cook taking to the stage to present what’s new this year. If you haven’t had time to catch up on the Keynote, here’s a brief summary of the highlights and most-tweeted topics from WWDC 2015.