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Google’s Nest Labs Contributes to Internet of Things

Previously, it was reported on SemanticWeb.com that Google had acquired Nest Labs. Steve Lohr of The New York Times recently opined that: “Google did not pay $3.2 billion for Nest Labs this year just because it designed a smart thermostat that has redefined that humble household device. No, Google also bought into the vision of…

Ray Kurzweil, Google Discuss Artificial Intelligence (video)

Signe Brewster of Gigaom recently wrote, “In 2012, Google hired Ray Kurzweil to build a computer capable of thinking as powerfully as a human. It would require at least one hundred trillion calculations per second — a feat already accomplished by the fastest supercomputers in existence. The more difficult challenge is creating a computer that…

Perfecting Marketing with Social Media Data

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by Jelani Harper Matthew Sweezey’s recent article on ClickZ explains that, “At the height of print publications, 50 million people read a newspaper every Sunday. Yesterday, more than 340 million people were on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. It’s a fairly safe bet that businesses can reach more people, faster, easier, and for less money, with…

Zendesk Insights Provides Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper According to Ron Miller of TechCrunch, “Last month, I wrote an article called Actually, Every Company Is A Big Data Company in which I postulated that simply by the act of collecting data as an artifact of doing business, every company is in the Big Data business. Zendesk is putting this idea into practice,…

Guess Who’s Shopping Online?

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by Jelani Harper You might be surprised at the customer base contributing to ecommerce these days. Cooper Smith of Business Insider wrote, “In the first quarter of 2014, 198 million U.S. consumers bought something online, according to comScore’s quarterly State Of Retail report. That translates to 78% of the U.S. population age 15 and above. But who…

New Open Source Graph Database Cayley Unveiled (Video – Part 2)

[Editor’s note: This is Part 2 of a 3 part series. See Part 1 and Part 3] Barak Michener, Software Engineer, Knowledge NYC has posted on the Google Open Source Blog about “Cayley, an open source graph database.”: “Four years ago this July, Google acquired Metaweb, bringing Freebase and linked open data to Google. It’s been astounding to…

How to Build Your Own Knowledge Graph (Video – Part 1)

by Eric Franzon Straight out of Google I/O this week, came some interesting announcements related to Semantic Web technologies and Linked Data. Included in the mix was a cool instructional video series about how to “Build a Small Knowledge Graph.” Part 1 was presented by Jarek Wilkiewicz, Knowledge Developer Advocate at Google (and SemTechBiz speaker). Wilkiewicz…

Building The Scientific Knowledge Graph

by Jennifer Zaino Standard Analytics, which was a participant at the recent TechStars event in New York City, has a big goal on its mind: To organize the world’s scientific information by building a complete scientific knowledge graph. The company’s co-founders, Tiffany Bogich and Sebastien Ballesteros,came to the conclusion that someone had to take on…

Cognitive Computing Gives Hand Up to Healthcare

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by Jennifer Zaino IBM counts healthcare among the key sectors that it expects will realize business advantages with the help of Watson, its headline-making Cognitive Computing platform. The vendor has partnered with some of the best-known hospitals and health benefits organizations, such as Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Cleveland Clinic…