Ex-BMO Tech Head Launches ‘Read-Only’ Twitter Tool

The Market EarlyBird tool allows traders to utilize Twitter without compliance risks.

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The application was built by Danny Watkins, former head of technology at BMO Capital Markets, the investment banking subsidiary of Canada’s Bank of Montreal, and has been in beta testing for the last few years under the working title TweetSentry.

Watkins has now rebranded the application as Market EarlyBird to reflect its ability to allow traders and analysts to filter tweets and extract news signals before the rest of the market, while also—by making it a “read-only” application—minimizing the