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What We Learned at ISS World North America

Posted on September 14, 2018 by

Last week, between September 5-7, Webhose took part in the ISS World North America convention in Washington D.C. Hundreds of members among the leading national intelligence and cyber security agencies from over 20 countries participated. Topics such as data collection, criminal profiling, criminal anonymization and how to conduct crime investigations using the online resources at

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Track Your News with RSS Instead of Social Media

Posted on August 29, 2018 by

One of the first popular sites to ever offer RSS, Rich Site Summary (or Really Simple Syndication) was the New York Times in early 2002. These feeds brought the advantage of learning about the latest news or trends from a variety of sources at once, without being obligated to subscribe, see ads, or opt-in to

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Gooooolll! Who Will Win The World Cup?

Posted on July 15, 2018 by

It’s been a month since the World Cup began and as usual, there were quite a few surprises in these matches. Seriously – did anyone see Germany getting bumped in the first round?! Here at Webhose, everyone was psyched and so we did a friendly competition to predict the winners. Not surprisingly, the majority of

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Survey Results: What Matters to Web Data Collection Buyers

Posted on June 28, 2018 by

While structured web data presents exciting possibilities in many fields of endeavor – including finance, cyber-security, artificial intelligence and more – the market for data extraction platforms is still fairly young. Only a handful of companies are providing online data at scale, and unlike other technologies which are covered extensively by analysts and professional publications,

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How Alternative Data is Reshaping Finance

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

According to a report recently featured on the Financial Times (PDF), hedge funds are expected to spend upwards of $600m on digital datasets this year, and up to $1bn by 2020. What’s going on? Why are investment firms hoarding all this data, and what types of data are piquing their interest in particular? Read on

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