A World of High-Quality Accessible News for All

Posted on June 26, 2019 by webhose

Today if you rely on the internet for your news, you’re probably one of many who refuse to pay for it. And although that puts you in good company, it may also be making you ignorant. For better or worse, many of the top quality publishers, such as the New York Times and the Washington...

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Gooooolll! Who Will Win The World Cup?

Posted on July 15, 2018 by webhose

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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Posted in Machine Learning

How Alternative Data is Reshaping Finance

Posted on May 24, 2018 by webhose

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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What is the Omgili Bot, and why is it Crawling Your Website?

Posted on December 28, 2017 by eranl

Hi there. If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’ve run into Omgilibot – perhaps in your web analytics or server logs (user agent: omgili/0.5 +https://omgili.com) – and turned to Google to decide whether this crawler is a benevolent creature that should be permitted to do as it will, or something more nefarious that deserves...

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3 Steps to Turn Webpages into Machine-Readable Data

Posted on October 30, 2017 by eranl

The vast majority of us use the web every single day – for news, shopping, socializing and really any type of activity you can imagine. But when it comes to acquiring data from the web for analytical or research purposes, you need to start looking at web content in a more technical way – breaking...

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What is DaaS, BDaaS, DBaaS? And Why Should You Care?

Posted on August 8, 2017 by eranl

The proliferation of data services has created a wide range of confusing buzzwords and acronyms – but at its core DaaS is still a meaningful concept. We are living in the age of everything as a service (EaaS?). What started as the simple and fairly easy to understand concept of software as a service has,...

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Crawling the Dark Web to Detect the Next Market

Posted on July 25, 2017 by eranl

Over the past few days, the internet has been abuzz with talk of the recent blows dealt by law enforcement to two major dark web “marketplaces”, AlphaBay and Hansa market; and the subsequent suicide of Alexander Cazes – the Canadian programmer-turned-criminal mastermind behind AlphaBay, who ended his own life in a Thai prison while awaiting...

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Can Data Science Deliver a Fake News Detector?

Posted on April 4, 2017 by ohadf

Regardless of your political opinion, fake news has dominated the conversation since the 2016 US presidential election. The crux of the problem is that the very definition of what qualifies as fake news is in dispute. Still, most of us would like to know if the news story we’re reading reflects actual events – or...

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Posted in Machine Learning

The Hackathon Award for Best API Mashup Goes to…

Posted on March 26, 2017 by ohadf

Competitive programming competitions, commonly referred to as Hackathons, offer a great opportunity for new talent to show what they can do. Much like professional sports, industry leaders send recruiters to scout out the top performers. With high stakes on the line and limited resources, getting noticed as a hackathon winner not only looks good on...

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Webhose.io API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Posted on March 12, 2017 by ohadf

Last February, co-authors Leiff Azopardi and James Maxwell completed the latest edition of their book Tango with Django. It presents an excellent step-by-step approach to learning Python on the popular Django framework v1.9 (also compatible with v1.10). Although the book is designed as a beginner’s guide to web development, the material is packed with tips even...

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