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.
The Semantic Web
Paul Miller offers insight and analysis on the Semantic Web, dissecting the news and showing why it matters to the wider business world.
Paul Miller provides consultancy and analysis services at the interface between the worlds of Cloud Computing and the Semantic Web.
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.
OK, I admit it. I doubted.But Powerset is already bringing value to Microsoft Live Search results.
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.
Semantic Exchange offers online briefing exploring New Developments in Semantic Technology for the Enterprise
The Semantic Exchange, a new membership organisation comprising many of the companies leading the way in commercialising semantic technologies, is beginning a series of promotional and educational activities with an online briefing tomorrow, 18 September.
Los Angeles-based Cognition Technologies today announced availability of their Semantic Map to the English language.
Earlier this month, Microsoft-owned Semantic Web startup Powerset released figures from a small survey of student use of Wikipedia.As I explore here, the results certainly do suggest that Wikipedia is popular with the cohort surveyed in this study.
This morning's feeds carried repeated mentions of a new (and relatively small) investment in a young startup called Zemanta. In itself, nothing that interesting.
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.
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.