Webhose 2018 Year in Review

Posted on December 21, 2018 by webhose

The Year in Review at Webhose What a year we’ve had at Webhose! With your ongoing feedback we’ve been able to develop offerings that better serve you. As we stop to catch our breath before the year ends, we wanted to review how much was achieved in such a short time. And we thought the...

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The Danger of Fake Reviews

Posted on November 21, 2018 by webhose

How to Spot Fake Reviews in Time for the Holidays Black Friday is here, and as the biggest shopping day of the year, it means a lot of people will be on their favorite ecommerce site this week shopping for the best deals. In total, Black Friday is estimated to reach almost $718 billion in...

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3 Predictions for Web Data in 2018

Posted on December 12, 2017 by eranl

2017 was a turbulent year: With Donald Trump shaking up the American political system, cryptocurrencies causing riptides throughout financial markets, and advancements in artificial intelligence sparking both anticipation and anxiety in the scientific world, the passing year seems to have been dominated by a sense of uncertainty and a sea change waiting to happen at...

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Was Black Friday Worth It? The Crawled eCommerce Data Answer

Posted on December 4, 2017 by eranl

Now that we’ve had a chance to recover from the Black Friday and Cyber Monday crazes, which chalked up record sales this year, it’s time to ask the inevitable question: was Black Friday worth it? Were products actually cheaper during this period, or was it all (massively successful) marketing hype meant to increase retail sales?...

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5 Great Reasons to Meet Us at Strata

Posted on August 24, 2017 by webhose

If you’re visiting this year’s Strata Data Conference in New York, you can find us at Booth #P17, and absolutely should. Here are 5 reasons why our (modest) booth is probably going to rock this year’s Strata Conference and be the biggest thing since distributed databases. 1. Because We’re Giving Away this Awesome Drone We’re...

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Machine Learning Showdown: Python vs R

Posted on August 2, 2017 by eranl

Let’s say you have an amazing idea for a machine learning app. It’s going to be brilliant. It’s going to revolutionize the world of finance, mobile advertising, or… some other world, but it’s definitely going to revolutionize something. And gosh darn it, it’s going to be the smartest, most learned app the world has ever...

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How to Use Online Review Ratings to Crush the Market

Posted on March 2, 2017 by ohadf

Sifting through millions of posts on review sites presents both a massive undertaking and an incredible opportunity for influencer marketing. Some of the most successful app makers are capitalizing on that oppotunity. Use your favorite media monitoring plaform to sift through the reviews. As you might expect, the biggest opportunity is in reaching negative and neutral...

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The Race to Achieve 100% Coverage of the Web

Posted on September 19, 2016 by ohadf

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 ohadf

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 a particular...

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