Tag Archive for Walmart

Semantic Tech Lends A Hand To Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

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…

Edgecase Wants To Help Online Retailers Build A Shoppers’ Discovery Paradise

by Jennifer Zaino Late this summer, adaptive experience company Compare Metrics (see our earlier coverage here) rebranded itself as Edgecase, carrying forward its original vision of creating inspiring online shopping experiences. Edgecase is working on white-label implementations with retail clients such as Crate & Barrel, Wasserstrom, Urban Decay, Golfsmith, Kate Somerville Cosmetics, and Rebecca Minkoff…

Let Semantic Tech Help You Plan Your Summer Fun

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…

Big Data at Walmart.com

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by Angela Guess Noelle Knox of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Big Data is so integrated into the finance department at Walmart.com that the analytics team can’t change an Internet search algorithm or pay more for Google Ad Words without the green-light from the division’s chief financial officer. ‘It’s really been in the last couple of years,…

Hooray For Semantic Tech In The Film Industry

The story below features an interview with Kurt Cagle, Information Architect Avalon Consulting, LLC, who is speaking this week at the Semantic Technology And Business Conference in NYC. You can save $200 when you register for the event before October 2.   New York has a rich history in the film industry.  The city was the capital…

Big Data Job of the Day: Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Walmart is looking for Data Scientists in San Bruno, CA. The post states, “We are a highly motivated group of Big Data Geeks, Data Scientists and Applications Engineers, working in small agile group to solve sophisticated and high impact problems. We are building smart data systems that ingest, model and analyze massive…

Walmart’s Big Data Bet

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by Angela Guess Cadie Thompson of CNBC reports, “Wal-Mart wants to tell you what to buy on your mobile device and it’s using its massive collection of data to make it a reality. ‘Our mobile strategy is as simple as it is audacious. We want to make mobile tools that become indispensable for our customers while…

Big Data Is Big Focus At SemTechBiz

There will be a lot of Big Data talk at the upcoming SemTechBiz event in San Francisco. The opening keynote, for example, will be given by Abhishek Gattani, senior director at Walmart in the WalmartLabs. In a conversation in advance of the event, Gattani told The Semantic Web Blog that he’ll be focusing on the idea…