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Dun & Bradstreet Receives Patent for Location-Aware Business Data Retrieval

Dun & Bradstreet received Patent Number 9000132 for Location-Aware Business Data Retrieval.  The application was filed March 4, 2011, and granted on April 14, 2015 as per online notice from the US Patent Office.  The patent relates to location-aware data services for locating prospective business customers according to a geographic centric context.  For further details please click on the US ... Read More »

Connotate Announces Release of Connotate 4.3

New Release Features Improved Performance, User Experience, Speed, and Database Integration Connotate, Inc. announced the latest release of its industry-leading platform: Connotate 4.3. The new release includes significant enhancements to current functional capabilities, including a new browser engine that expands coverage to a broader array of dynamic websites, productivity advancements that make it faster to build and publish Agents, and for ... Read More »

HG Data Private Vendor Watchlist Profile: Value-Added Content Through Advanced Data Science

IDC recently published a report on HG Data.  The IDC Insight analyzes HG Data, a company playing in the value-added content market, and reviews key success factors: market potential, products and services, competitive edge, customers, and corporate strategy. Detailed sub-questions make up each of the five success factors, which are assigned a value from 1 (weak) to 4 (strong). Leveraging ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Acquires Startup RelateIQ

Salesforce.com has reached a deal to acquire RelateIQ, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup. The deal values RelateIQ at a combined $390 million. Salesforce will issue shares worth about $350 million in exchange for all shares of RelateIQ. The filing says Salesforce expects to issue between 6.2 million and 7.6 million shares. RelateIQ has $40 million in cash from its latest ... Read More »

Connotate Awarded Patent for Automated Quality Control of Webdata

Innovations in Web data delivery and Advanced Pattern Recognition to Ensure Consistency of Large-Scale Webdata Extractions Connotate, the enterprise-grade datapipe for Web-sourced information, or Webdata, announced the award of its sixth patent, U.S. Patent No. 8,666,913.  Connotate received this patent for its innovative use of advanced pattern recognition techniques that automatically identifies inconsistencies in data formats during large-scale Web data extractions. Connotate’s ... Read More »

Connotate Names Laura Teller Chief Strategy Officer

Connotate, Inc., provider of Web data extraction and monitoring solutions, announced that Laura Teller has joined the company as its first Chief Strategy Officer.  In that role, she will be responsible for developing and executing the company’s product and marketing strategies. “There are over 700 million websites globally today, containing an almost immeasurable amount of valuable data on markets, competitors, ... Read More »

Datawatch and MarkLogic Announce a Global Strategic Alliance

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH), a provider of visual data discovery solutions, announced a new global strategic alliance with MarkLogic Corporation, the leading Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The combination of technologies created by this partnership for the first time enables the value of all enterprise data–including streaming real-time sources–to be exploited. With it, organizations can store, access and visualize massive amounts ... Read More »

Connotate Promotes Tom Williams to Chief Operating Officer

Connotate, Inc. announced the promotion of Tom Williams to Chief Operating Officer. Williams previously served as Vice President of Operations and Professional Services at Connotate, leading the Operations and Professional Services Organization (PSO) teams. “As our client base continues to grow and the Big Data industry matures, there was an immediate need for an experienced leader to guide customer partnerships ... Read More »

US Government Reaches Data Deal with High Tech Companies

According to the Financial Times the Obama administration has reached an agreement with leading technology companies that allows them to give customers more details about the online data collected by government agencies. Under the agreement, which comes after several internet companies launched a lawsuit calling for more transparency, the groups will be able to say how many information requests they receive ... Read More »

D&B and FirstRain to Deliver Deep, Actionable Insight Through Structured and Unstructured Business Data

D&B (NYSE:DNB), and FirstRain, announced a partnership to deliver a ground-breaking solution combining structured and unstructured business data and analytics. The solution will provide a 360-degree view of a company that unifies relevant social content with D&B’s leading commercial content in a simple and seamless manner that is easy to use and integrate into business applications, in near real time. ... Read More »

Digital Data: The New Currency in the Digital Age

Personal data has been transformed into a valuable new currency in the digital age, with revelations over government surveillance and how companies are able to commercially exploit our data at the forefront of the debate.  But how much information is potentially available on the average smartphone user?  As an experiment, Daniel Thomas of the Financial Times decided to access his own ... Read More »

U.S. Senate Says Data Brokers “Operate Under a Veil of Secrecy”

A Senate commerce committee hearing last week revealed that data brokers are selling increasingly sensitive information, including lists of rape victims sold for 7.9 cents per name, and genetic disease sufferers. Companies can use those details to change what offers they make to consumers and change the prices they charge for products. Companies that create data dossiers on consumers are tapping new technologies to unearth ever ... Read More »

Kroll Ontrack Launches Portfolio and Project Management Solution

Kroll Ontrack announced the launch of a breakthrough portfolio and project management solution on ediscovery.com, empowering users to collaboratively manage their cases as a collective portfolio from any device.  Through interactive dashboards that provide real-time metrics about ediscovery spend and project details, ediscovery.com allows organizations to accurately track and forecast spend, identify trends and find opportunities for greater efficiency. Key ... Read More »

Connotate Announces Partnership with Shenzhen Plan Software in China

Leading Independent Provider of Web Data Extraction Joins Multi-Vendor Initiative Aimed at Satisfying Demand for Big Data Solutions in Asia Connotate, Inc. announced it is partnering with Shenzhen Plan Software Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen, Guangdong, China).  Under the terms of the agreement, Shenzhen Plan will resell Connotate’s solution throughout Asia and the Pacific Rim as part of its BigdataUnion initiative. “Our ... Read More »

Optimizing Search by Using WAND Taxonomy and DataFacet

By using a WAND Foundation Taxonomy and DataFacet automatic tagging will significantly improve a user’s ability to find relevant information. The attached document illustrates the difference in search results once a WAND Taxonomy and DataFacet automatic tagging have been applied.  Shown in the yellow box, the user can now filter the search results using highly relevant business terminology to narrow ... Read More »