Taking Down City Power

Posted on August 5, 2019 by Yuval Dulzin

How Proactive Brand Monitoring Can Flag Suspicious Mentions — Before Disaster Strikes Key Facts: City Power, the utility provider responsible for providing Johannesburg, South Africa with electricity, recently suffered a devastating ransomware attack. The attack prevented customers from being able to view or pay electricity bills online. This resulted in some customers — particularly those...

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Posted in Dark Web

goPRit and Webhose.io

Posted on February 9, 2016 by Webhose

Startups, small businesses, and even enterprise-level organizations all need publicity not only to survive, but to thrive. Why? Because the truth is … without an audience, even the best product won’t win. Owners and founders know this, which is why they hire PR firms to help them get the word out and cultivate valuable relationships...

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Posted in News

Extracting Data from Forums: 3 Sources to Discover What Your Market Really Thinks

Posted on December 29, 2015 by Webhose

Robert Collier, the great ad man of the early 20th century, once summarized the secret of all effective marketing as entering “the conversation already taking place in the customer’s mind.” That’s powerful advice … and difficult. Why? Because most of the sources we normally turn to for market research are woefully incomplete. For example, surveys...

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Posted in API

How we quadrupled the performance of Elasticsearch

Posted on July 19, 2015 by Ran Geva

Well, that’s a misleading title. We actually quadrupled the performance of our brand monitoring alert system that uses Elasticsearch’s Percolator, but that would have been a much longer title. Some background Buzzilla has two main products. The first is Webhose.io which provides businesses worldwide access to structured data from the open web, and the second...

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Posted in Technology