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With Web 3.0, the Bots Can Do the Shopping for You

By   /  September 17, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Sramana Mitra of Wired recently wrote, “Back in 2007, even before the iPhone was launched, giving us a powerful computer in our pockets or handbags, I started outlining a vision for Web 3.0.

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New Schema.org Extension Proposal for the Automotive Industry

By   /  August 15, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  2 Comments

There is no doubt about it: Schema.org is a big success. It has motivated hundreds of thousands of Web site owners to add structured data markup to their HTML templates and brought the idea of exchanging structured data over the WWW from the labs and prototypes to real business. Unfortunately, the support for information about […]

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Smart Search Relies On Getting That Product Data Right

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Supply chain and products standards organization GS1 – which this week joined the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to contribute to work on improving global commerce and logistics – also now has released the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) Validation Guide. In the states the GTIN, which is the GS1-developed numbering sequence […]

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Riskified Helps Stop E-Commerce Fraud with 'Semantic Risk Engine'

By   /  July 23, 2013  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Carmel Deamicis of Pando Daily reports, “Dr. Eyal Kishon, co-founder of Israeli based venture capital firm Genesis Partners, had a very personal reason for investing in Riskified, a startup that fights fraud for e-commerce sites.”

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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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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 SEO Comes to Prestashop e-commerce Sites

By   /  December 14, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Users of Prestashop, the popular open source e-commerce package that powers over 100,ooo shops, now have easy access to semantic markup through the release of a free extension module from Makolab S.A. The extension adds markup from the GoodRelations vocabulary using RDFa syntax to the product item page templates.

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Traveling Down the Semantic Road

By   /  November 22, 2011  /  Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

  More vendors are making waves among the ranks of those that figure semantic technology has a role to play in the travel sector, from helping hospitality providers assess the quality of user experiences to serving as a B2B backbone for companies that want to help users book travel plans, whether they’re aiming to spend […]

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Introducing Atosho

By   /  August 24, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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.”

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The Value of Semantic Markup to Retailers

By   /  August 9, 2011  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

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A recent article informs online retailers that “Starting now, you’re going to need good structured markup on your X/HTML in addition to your white hat tactics.”

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