semantic ecommerce

PaySwarm (Part II) – Interview with Manu Sporny

Yesterday, we ran Part I of our conversation with Manu Sporny, CEO of Digital Bazaar, about Payswarm, a new type of micropayment standard for the web. Today, we dive a bit deeper into the process of how Payswarm is being developed as a Semantic Web based standard rather than a proprietary technology. SW: Tell us…

PaySwarm – Give Someone $0.02 for Their Two Cents (Part I)

Manu Sporny, Founder/CEO of Digital Bazaar, Inc., sat down with SemanticWeb.com to discuss Payswarm, a new standard that he is working on through a W3C Community Group. This article is Part 1 of 2. SemanticWeb.com: What is PaySwarm? Manu Sporny: It is a universal payment standard designed specifically for the Web. Think “an open source…

Introducing Atosho

Atosho has stepped onto the semantic advertising scene with a new ecommerce tool “which allows web users to buy products via a sophisticated web banner or widget.”

Bing Brings It On (RDFa, That Is)

The Twittersphere is buzzing about the Semantic Web at last grabbing onto the hearts and minds of the whole web community. It started off with a tweet from Juan Sequeda – a contributor to The Semantic Web Blog and a well-known figure in our area – that reads:         A follow-up message…

Sindice Puts The Web of Data At Your Disposal

Sindice Ltd. launched as a startup company this week, complete with a publicly available beta SPARQL endpoint to its indexed and live-updated dataset of some 12 billion triples. Next week will see Sindice –which began as a joint academic research project among DERI, the Fondazione Bruno Kessler and OpenLink Software to collect, search, query and build…

The Semantic Web is Taking Hold in Business

The semantic web is extending its reach into more and more businesses with tremendous effect. Ebags.com, for example saw a 33% rise in holiday sales in 2010 over its 2009 holiday sales. The company’s co-founder credits much of that increase to their new semantic retail platform powered by Endeca Technologies.

Happy New Year: What’s Ahead for the Semantic Web (Part 2)

Our experts’ insight into the very near future continues from here…. Where Search is Heading, Where Data is Going Starting with 2010, I think the most significant event was Google’s acquisition of Freebase. The number one search player voted for the importance of the Semantic Web with dollars and this is a significant win for the space…