March 2019

Avoid Biased Data Analysis with Clean and Structured Data

Posted on March 10, 2019 by

I want to share with you an unfortunate truth: All data is biased. Here at Webhose, we’ve written about this at length in our posts that explained how surveys are biased and the danger of fake reviews.  News headlines throughout 2018 were full of examples of disinformation, fake news and the questioning of its impact

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Meet the Online News Archive: Time for Some Historical Perspective

Posted on March 12, 2018 by

Today we’re very excited to announce the latest milestone in our journey to make structured web data easily accessible to every organization, developer and researcher: the Online News Archive has now been officially launched!   TL;DR version: it’s a massive database of online news articles in structured format collected from thousands of sources in over

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Structuring the Dark Web!

Posted on January 24, 2018 by

We’ve recently launched an exciting new addition to our dark web data feed (as featured on Betanews, ProgrammableWeb, and elsewhere): now, in addition to industry-leading breadth of coverage of the TOR network, we’ll also be structuring the extracted data so that it fits into a similar JSON format as our open web data feeds. The

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3 Ways to Use eCommerce Product Data for Market Research

Posted on September 14, 2017 by

The web is an invaluable source of data when it comes to competitive intelligence, research and creating a go-to-market strategy. A simple Google search will reveal incredible amounts of public information about your main competitors, and connect you to mounds of existing research, financial analysis and other information that could be pertinent to your next

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The Race to Achieve 100% Coverage of the Web

Posted on September 19, 2016 by

In our new report, we deconstruct the all-too-familiar race to achieve 100% coverage of the web. Data acquisition efforts usually rely on one of three approaches – build an internal web crawling capability, rely on data providers, or implement a combination of both. The goal is to tap into as much structured web data as

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Guide to Structured Web Data Consumption: How to get instant access to news, blogs, and online discussions

Posted on September 1, 2016 by

Hundreds of entrepreneurs, researchers, and data scientists contact us daily with questions about accessing structured web data. We put together our answers our new guide to Structured Web Data Consumption.     The consumerization of web data It’s easy to fall into the trap of building a proprietary crawling and data structuring solution tailored to

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Webhose.io helps Observify expand their coverage and add a new angle to their already rich offering.

Posted on March 17, 2016 by

We had a the pleasure of speaking to Karl from Observify to understand a bit more about them but also why and how they use Webhose.io A bit about Observify “Observify is a fast growing company on a mission to relieve their clients of their analytical headaches. We’re shaking up the social and web listening

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Calling all (almost) Kimono Labs developers to migrate to Webhose.io

Posted on February 16, 2016 by

Kimono Labs made an announcement today that it has been acquired by Palantir. Unfortunately Kimono Labs users will only have two weeks to migrate to a different service because the team will shut down the Kimono service on February 29, 2016. The good news is that if you are a Kimono Labs user that used

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How to Extract Data from a Website: 5 Steps to Transform Unstructured Data into Business Insights

Posted on December 8, 2015 by

Big data is big business. And for good reason. As Harvard Business Review recently reported, an exhaustive study of 330 North American companies led by the MIT Center for Digital Business in conjunction with McKinsey’s Business Technology Office revealed that the use of data in business decisions like product development, hiring and firing, as well

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Social Media Analytics: Insights from Structured versus Unstructured Data

Posted on December 1, 2015 by

Let’s be honest … social media is a challenge. Not only is staying current, active, and “topped off” a chore, but crafting full-scale campaigns that contribute to your business’ and brand’s actual goals can be bewildering. At the same time, the market for social-media continues to grow. According to recent data from eMarketer, “Social Network

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