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JSON and Linked Data Defined

by Angela Guess Rodrigo Mehren recently wrote in DZone, “JSON is JavaScript Object Notation (said ‘Jason,’ like the name) while ‘LD’ stands for ‘Linked Data.’ The principles behind JSON  (and its LD offspring), are simplicity and interchangeability. JSON is used in the back-end to store and express a variety of data in a property:value format. […]

IBM Launches First Global Consortium, Consulting Practice To Modernize Sports Venues

by Angela Guess Following yesterday’s sports announcement out of IBM, the company reports that, “IBM today announced the Sports and Entertainment Global Consortium, which was created to design, build and deliver the ultimate fan experience.  IBM also announced the new Sports, Entertainment and Fan Experience consulting practice led by Jim Rushton, who joins IBM after […]

PLOS Meets DBpedia: A Linked Data Experiment

by Angela Guess Rachel Drysdale and Bob Kasenchak recently wrote in the PLOS Tech blog, “PLOS publishes articles covering a huge range of disciplines. This was a key factor in PLOS deciding to develop its own thesaurus – currently with 10,767 Subject Area terms for classifying the content. We wondered whether matching software could establish […]

5 Ways @WalmartLabs is Taking Retail to the Next Level

by Angela Guess Rob Marvin recently wrote for PC Magazine, “Here are five ways @WalmartLabs is not only approaching commerce and customer experience from a forward-thinking mobile perspective but acting on it… Smart A&I: Conducting smart acquisitions and integrations (A&I). In the three years since @WalmartLabs launched, it has made 15 acquisitions and gradually rolled […]

Taking Advantage of Existing Linked Data

by Angela Guess Jennifer Riggins recently wrote for Programmable Web, “There’s no doubt that from a developer’s standpoint, the breadth of big data can seem both exciting and overwhelming. And there’s a dizzying number of big data analytics tools to help us interpret and connect for sensible linked data. In fact, with no right tool, […]

SmartData Webinar: JSON-LD

SmartData Webinar: JSON-LD To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The Semantic Web and its related technologies provide an incredibly powerful model for driving the cost of data integration down to nearly zero. So, how do we help developers who are overwhelmed, frightened or annoyed by its data models […]

SmartData Webinar Slides: JSON-LD

SmartData Webinar Slides JSON-LD from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of the presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar The Semantic Web and its related technologies provide an incredibly powerful model for driving the cost of data integration down to nearly zero. So, how do we help developers who are overwhelmed, frightened or annoyed by its […]

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