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Baidu Takes on Artificial Intelligence

Daniel Sparks of The Motley Fool reported, “”Chinese companies are starting to dream,” said early investor in Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU  ) and managing partner at GGV Capital Jixun Foo. Foo’s proclamation was made in an in-depth article by MIT Technology Review, which examined the Chinese search giant’s new effort to change the world with artificial intelligence.…

Microsoft Assists Internet of Things

Phil Goldstein of FierceWireless reported that, “Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) joined the AllSeen Alliance, an open-source project founded on Qualcomm technology and aimed at coming up with a standard to connect devices and have them interact as part of the Internet of Things. The software giant’s participation in the group adds heft to its membership, which…

SemanticWeb.com “Innovation Spotlight” Interview with Kevin O’Connor, CEO of FindTheBest and Founder of DoubleClick

The founder of DoubleClick.com, purchased by Google in 2007 for around $3.7 billion,  Kevin O’Connor, spoke with me about his newest venture FindTheBest.com. Founded in 2009, FindTheBest.com makes recommendations and comparisons for just about anything of interest on the web.  Kevin tells us all about FindTheBest.com, recommendation engines, and future plans for his company. If…

Insights from the SemTechBiz Conference – UK

The Semantic Technology and Business Conference – UK took place in London last week at the Millennium Goucester Hotel, and a number of themes emerged from the two-day event. A few of the sessions are highlighted below, but first, let us turn to some of the attendees to share some of their favorite insights and…

SemanticWeb.com "Innovation Spotlight" Interview with Andreas Blumauer, CEO of Semantic Web Company

If you would like your company to be considered for an interview please email editor[ at ]semanticweb[ dot ]com. In this segment of our “Innovation Spotlight” we spoke with Andreas Blumauer, the CEO of  Semantic Web Company. Semantic Web Company is headquartered in Vienna, Austria and their software extracts meaning from big data using linked…

Inforbix acquired by Autodesk

Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK), “a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software” announced today that it has acquired assets of Inforbix. Inforbix is a Semantic Technology-based product lifecycle management (PLM) company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Inforbix was co-founded  in 2010 by CEO Oleg Shilovitsky and CIO Anatoly Savin to answer the…

Ontoprise GmbH Semantic Product Line Taken Over by Semafora

Following the news in May that German company Ontoprise GmbH filed for bankruptcy, semafora systems GmbH has now announced that it will be taking over Ontoprise’s product divisions. These include SemanticGuide, SemanticMiner, OntoBroker, OntoStudio, SemanticContent Analytics, and SemanticIntegrator. Financed by Triangle Venture Capital Group, semafora is promising a “seamless takeover and continuation of the business.”…

SemanticWeb.com “Innovation Spotlight” Interview with Elliot Turner, CEO of AlchemyAPI.

If you would like your company to be considered for an interview please email editor[ at ]semanticweb[ dot ]com. In this segment of our “Innovation Spotlight” we spoke with Elliot Turner (@eturner303), the founder and CEO of AlchemyAPI.com. AlchemyAPI’s cloud-based platform processes around 2.5 billion requests per month. Elliot describes how their API helps companies…