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Best Buy, Bing, CNET, eBay, Google and Walmart Support New GS1 US Standard for Listing Product Information Online

By   /  May 20, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Strategy News, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess According to an article released yesterday, “A new GS1 US standard offers a common approach for listing and classifying products across all e-commerce platforms. Developed in collaboration with 18 companies, including Best Buy, Bing, CNET, eBay, Google, and Walmart, the GS1 US Simple Product Listing™ helps ensure that products are accurately represented […]

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Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Retailers are pushing holiday shopping deals earlier and earlier each year, but for many consumers the Thanksgiving weekend still signals the official start of the gift-buying season. With that in mind, we present some thoughts on how the use of semantic technology may impact your holiday shopping this year. Pinterest has gained […]

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Let Semantic Tech Help You Plan Your Summer Fun

By   /  May 27, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Memorial Day brought with it the official kickoff of summer! Along with that comes everything from outside living to family vacations. Semantic technology can be part of the fun. Over the next couple of days we’ll look at some ways it can chip in. Let’s start with food as you start thinking […]

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GS1 Explores How Its Systems And Standards Will Fit Into The Semantic Web

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino GS1, the standards organization responsible for barcodes and the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN), among other things, is working to extend the standards used for the identification of goods in the brick and mortar retail world into the web realm. As part of an overall conversation with its retail industry members about […]

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Google, Best Buy, & W3C Working on an Ecommerce Web Standard

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “More than two dozen tech firms and ecommerce operators, including IBM, Google, Adobe, Best Buy and Qubit, have banded together to create a standard for managing certain types of website data – particularly the kind that will be valuable to ecommerce outfits.”

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NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior IT Solution Architect – Search

By   /  March 19, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

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by Angela Guess Best Buy is looking for a Senior IT Solutions Architect – Search in Richfield, MN. The post states, “The Search Architect position will play a role on the Global IT team and will be working in a highly dynamic, fast changing and fluid work environment. We are seeking a talented individual for […]

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Best Buy Releases 'Like for Like' Metis API

By   /  February 14, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Best Buy has now released its previously announced “Like for Like” Metis API: “BBY Open and the Metis project team are excited to announce the release of our semantically-driven “Like for Like” endpoint.”

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Announcing: Best Buy Product Catalog via Semantic Endpoints

By   /  December 18, 2012  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Enterprise Information Management, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

A new resource has been announced on Best Buy’s BBYOpen blog: Metis Alpha. Like Best Buy’s earlier forays into Semantic Web use, this one started with a business problem. As the announcement states: “These days, consumers have a rich variety of products available at their fingertips. A massive product landscape has evolved, but sadly products […]

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Semantic Tech Checks In As The Holiday Shopping Begins

By   /  November 26, 2012  /  Business Intelligence News, Articles, & Education, Data Blogs | Information From Enterprise Leaders, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

    With Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday behind us, and Cyber-Monday right in front of us, it is clear the holiday season is in full force. Apparently, retailers – both online and real-world – are doing pretty well as a group when it comes to sales racked up. Reports have it […]

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SemTechBiz Keynote: Jay Myers discusses Linked Data at Best Buy

By   /  June 6, 2012  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Jay Myers at Best Buy has been working with semantic technologies for a number of years. Traditional retailers like Best Buy are looking for opportunities to survive and grow, as competition increases and margins grow ever-narrower. Semantic Web and Linked Data solutions are part enabling transformation, even inside traditional offline retailers.

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