Paul Miller

Paul Miller provides consultancy and analysis services at the interface between the worlds of Cloud Computing and the Semantic Web.

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Semantic Web Gang looks at investment opportunities in semantic technology

Joined this month by Erick Schonfeld from TechCrunch, Chris Morrison from VentureBeat, and Brad Burnham from Union Square Ventures, this latest episode of the regular Semantic Web Gang podcast explores views on the investment opportunities raised by semantic technology.Union Square was featured in this weekend's New York Times, and is behind investments in Adaptive Blue and (just last week) Zemanta.

September 23, 2008 by Paul Miller


Thomson Reuters bootstraps Semantic Web of Linked Data with SemanticProxy

The Calais team inside Thomson Reuters continues to impress, and today's release could in many ways be the best yet as it promises to contribute massively to the growing body of 'Linked Data' on the Web. As regular readers will remember, this 'Linked Data' is the same stuff being described by Sir Tim Berners-Lee as;"the Web done right.

September 22, 2008 by Paul Miller

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UpTake announces $10,000,000 investment with a new Series B

US-only travel site UpTake just announced $10,000,000 of new investment in a Series B round led by Trinity Ventures and also involving existing Series A investor Shasta Ventures.As I reported back in May when the company entered public beta, they're applying some interesting semantic approaches in an attempt to enhance the quality of results.

September 16, 2008 by Paul Miller


Semantics in Advertising

Whilst there's quite a tendency these days to stick 'semantic' in front of almost every word in the dictionary and attempt to create a new industry segment, the related markets of advertising and marketing do actually seem ripe for this sort of engagement.Ion Interactive President & CTO Scott Brinker, for one, has been active for some time in exploring the role of semantic technologies in marketing.

September 15, 2008 by Paul Miller

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European Semantic Technology revisited

I mentioned the European Semantic Technology Conference (ESTC) in my previous post, just before going off on holiday. Since then, I've been asked to moderate a panel at the event.

September 14, 2008 by Paul Miller