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13 Ways to Use Web Scraping Tools

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Consider the amount of raw data floating around the internet: webpages made up of text, images, videos, graphics, memes, infographics, and more. It’s mind-boggling when you slow down and think about it. The latest estimate puts the total number of websites at roughly one billion, with new ones added and old ones disappearing all the […]

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Import.io helps automate data collection for Sparrantan.se

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Sparrantan.se provides a complete list of banks in Sweden with the most current interest rates, so customers to choose their best option when looking for new savings accounts. Sparrantan.se uses Import.io to automate data collection by extracting the latest rates and terms from all banking sites in Sweden. With Import.io’s flexible scheduling and fast data […]

6 Promising Tools to Trap Business Growth In 2017

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Thanks Delhi School of Marketing! Working towards taking your business to the next level? You actually need a lot of efforts, yet cannot skip over the importance of marketing tools as these aid you achieve planning goals faster. These specific set of tools are needed to make sure that your business is running smoothly and […]

5 Ways to Accelerate Data Wrangling

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Data is gold for marketers. Research states that by 2020 consumers will self-manage 85% of their brand relationships without assistance. Also, insights will be the primary source of these decisions. In light of this, the importance of data cannot be undermined. But not all data is worthy. In fact, sifting through thousands of data sets […]

5 Industries Machine Learning is Disrupting

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We talk about artificial intelligence (AI), robots, and machine learning as if they’re coming soon, or are just some tech pipe dream. They’re not. They’re here today. In fact, a special report from Bank of America, Merrill Lynch predicts the global market for AI and robots will be just under $153 billion by 2020, and […]

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5 Takeaways from the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit

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Import.io exhibited at the Gartner Data & Analytics conference this week in Grapevine, TX as part of the British Consulate’s booth. After talking with attendees in data analytics roles and other vendors, I came away with several thoughts on data industry trends. Data analytics is about telling stories and forming predictions More organizations are starting […]

Bubbly

Bubbly uses Import.io to generate leads & uncover competitive trends

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Import.io is essential to Bubbly’s growth strategy. Bubbly creates pure joy, wonder and happiness with soap bubbles through entertainment, products and STEM education. Using Import.io helps make sales more predictable, by providing a generous pool of prospects ready to pour into the funnel and flatten out demand fluctuations. This means Bubbly can more carefully control […]

PwC

PwC Strategy& uses Import.io to improve data analysis

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PwC Strategy& is a global team of practical strategists committed to helping enterprises achieve essential advantages. Their foresight and knowledge of numerous industries as varied as high tech, finance, and consumer products is grounded in identification of key issues that clients face as well as firsthand experience gained from serving clients throughout their nearly 100-year […]

Web data extraction: Custom, commercial offerings ease the task

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In a article for TechTarget’s SearchITChannel, Moshe Kranc, chief technology officer at Ness, describes how custom and commercial offerings, bolstered by machine learning, can now facilitate web data extraction. He offers Import.io a commercial solution. Import.io’s point-and-click interface enables the user to teach the system how to extract data for a given website, enhanced with machine learning to infer extraction patterns […]

Run the Call

Run the Call saves $1,000’s and reduces risk by using Import.io web data extraction

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Import.io helps Run the Call streamline their vetting process to continually keep their attorney database current and accurate Run the Call provides legal professionals a platform of on-demand services to extend their practice, including a pool of licensed attorneys to cover court calls for routine matters. A trip to the courthouse for a short hearing […]

Industry leader, Bob Moss, joins Import.io engineering team

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Import.io is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Moss to VP Engineering. Bob specializes in building, developing, and retaining excellent engineering teams ranging in size from Fortune 50 to start-ups. His background in engineering leadership positions at Hearsay Social, Mozilla, Yahoo, Packeteer, and Red Hat will contribute to Import.io’s progression, keeping up the momentum […]

Automating web scraping rental listings for competitive research

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One of the beautiful things about Import.io is the ability to automate and schedule your data extractions (commonly known as web scraping). For instance, several of our customers need to extract data daily from different rental listing sites or retail websites to find who and what to target in their own marketing efforts. Command line […]

Import.io provides core market data for Classic & Sports Finance

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Classic & Sports Finance is the UK’s premier funder of classic cars and race cars. They are known across the industry for offering excellent service and sound advice to both buyers and dealers as well as providing market data and analysis and commentary to the media. Classic & Sports Finance uses Import.io to collect auction […]

big data blogs

The Top 20 Big Data Blogs and Influencers to Follow

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According to research conducted by Gartner, “Big data investments continue to rise but are showing signs of contracting.” The company’s most recent survey found that “48 percent of companies have invested in big data in 2016, up 3 percent from 2015. However, those who plan to invest in big data within the next two years […]

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Join Import.io at Gartner Data Analytics Summit

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We are excited to participate in the Gartner Data & Analytics Summit in Dallas, TX, March 6-8 where the focus is: Building and executing an effective, holistic data and analytics strategy Preparing for trends such as AI, Hadoop, IoT and Blockchain Maximizing the impact of your Business Intelligence, MDM programs Establishing effective information governance for better quality, […]

Import.io allows Resource/Ammirati to extract complex data from Amazon

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Resource/Ammirati, a digitally led creative agency, is part of IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX), the world’s largest digital agency network. Resource/Ammirati needs to extract complex data in order to help marketers including Birchbox, DSW, Microsoft, Nestlé, Newell Rubbermaid, North American Breweries, Sherwin-Williams, White Castle and Victoria’s Secret build brand belonging, cultivate customer relationships, fuel social […]

Unmudlr uses Import.io to consolidate data from multiple websites

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Unmudlr removes the complexity of selecting your next phone by asking you a series of questions and provides a list of phones that match your requirements. The intuitive interface allows you to define your budget, whether you want a touch screen or clamshell device. It also looks at must-have versus nice-to-have features like, data, camera, Bluetooth, […]

Advanced Scheduling

New advanced features from Import.io!

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Extract data behind a login, advanced scheduling options, public APIs and new flexible pricing options   Import.io continues to set the standard for data extraction by adding multiple new capabilities that are immediately available. Authenticated extraction allows Import.io customers to extract data that is only available after logging into a website. You provide the appropriate […]

ClearMetal uses Import.io to create predictive logistics for the shipping industry

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ClearMetal is a Predictive Logistics company using data science to unlock unprecedented efficiencies for global trade. They are using Import.io to mine all container and shipping information in the world then feed predictions back to companies that run terminals. We caught up with Kyle Henderson, Director of Product Management at ClearMetal for a quick interview. How are […]

Epic rain in San Jose, CA last night, or was it?

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  My CEO messaged the team from Los Gatos last night and asked, “Anyone ever seen rain as heavy as that in California before. Whoa.” That got me thinking. Even though I was a toddler, I can remember 1968 at my parents’ house in Los Gatos. The ground was so saturated with water our backyard […]

The Hackett Group

The Hackett Group uses Import.io for IoT data analytics

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The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices implementation firm to global companies. The Hackett Group uses Import.io in their Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, Hackett Best Practices™ repository, and best practice configuration guides and process flows, enabling The Hackett […]

deep learning

White Paper: Using Web Data to Power Deep Learning

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Once the sole purview of academics and a few of the largest high-tech companies, deep learning now represents an approach that’s poised for rapid and widespread growth across a range of companies and industries. Artificial intelligence (AI) was a concept that was introduced in the 1950s. Initially, AI was inherently a rules-based approach. Developers would […]

Creatingweb.es builds platform using Import.io to extract web data

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Creatingweb.es provides more than just web design. They are your web design and online marketing partner that believes in innovation, creativity and strategy. Their client, drestip.com, provides an online shopping experience like no other. Online shopping is largely informed by social media influencers, bloggers or the like who curate outfits or look guides for consumers […]

Just in Time for the Holidays: New Features to Unpack and Enjoy

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We’re pleased to announce the availability of the latest enhancements. Whether you’re a power user or new to the product, there is a lot you’ll like. This latest release offers the following: New URL selection options. You can enable or disable an option for selecting URLs and having them output as columns in your result set. […]

Survey on Tablet uses Import.io to monitor customer feedback

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Survey on Tablet provides an all-in-one and ready-to-use solution to allow hotels and other consumer facing businesses to monitor and control customer feedback in near realtime. Tablets are deployed strategically throughout the facility. In a hotel, you may find a tablet in the room, at reception, the gym and possibly the restaurant, for customers to […]

VR, AI and chatbots are the top technology trends for 2016

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For venture capital (VC) firms, staying on top of fast-moving technology trends is critical. By leveraging Import.io, Madding King III at Camp One Ventures was able to establish a useful and objective way to track trending buzzwords in the VC sector. Read on to find out what he discovered, and how he did it. VC […]

7 ways Import.io just made data extraction easier for you

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Today we are pleased to announce the November release of Import.io. This release is focused mainly on a newly updated version of our extraction platform. The data extraction platform is the brains that runs all of the web pages through your Extractors and helps you convert web pages into data. The way that you build […]

What you need to know to make Deep Learning work for you

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Artificial Intelligence made promises that it couldn’t keep for over five decades.  But that has all changed with the advent of Deep Learning, which has been delivering staggering results in the past few years. The field of Deep Learning is accelerating as researchers try bolder and bolder experiments. Some of the applications of Deep Learning, […]

Machine learning dataset for musical training

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At the beginning of October, myself and my partner Aida, released a Twitter bot – LnH AI: The Band. This hobby project of ours is a music bot capable of composing music on-demand, based on tweets that users send to it. It is powered by special Deep Learning models that we have developed over the […]

Artificial Intelligence Regulation

Artificial Intelligence Regulation: Let’s not regulate mathematics!

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On Wednesday, ahead of today’s White House Frontiers Conference, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released its report on Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence. The report is optimistic, comprehensive and well-balanced. In summary: full-speed ahead.  But let’s be smart when it comes to Artificial Intelligence regulation. The premise is that […]

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What is Artificial Intelligence? Louis Monier explains everything.

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What is Artificial Intelligence? Our Chief Scientist Louis Monier gives you the straight dope on AI. Artificial Intelligence, always a very polarizing subject, is back on top of the news. Unless you have been on a deep space mission for the past year, you have been exposed to opinions ranging from “this will change everything […]

Can data shape the future of mental health support?

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What follows is a reproduction of an article from The Guardian newspaper.  It discusses Plexus, an app developer that is using Import.io to acquire mental health data from the web for their chatbot named Grace.     Can data shape the future of mental health support? If you’re experiencing a mental health issue, one of the people you probably least […]

5 New Advanced Data Extraction Features To Try Out

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You asked for more powerful data extraction features. We took your feedback and set our Engineers loose on the challenge. We are excited to announce 5 brand new advanced data extraction features that will help you get data out of more websites: Disable CSS Default Column Values Advanced Regex Support Require Column Values Raw HTML […]

Our biggest update ever!

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On the 2nd of April, we launched a new version of Import.io with many enhanced capabilities. The highlights include: 100% web based experience including an all-new web extractor Scheduler – schedule your extraction runs right from our UI Data Storage – allow us to store your data for you Upgraded JavaScript support Highly scalable backend […]

Query API – Service Availability

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Last updated: 2pm PST, Wednesday 9th March 2016 The new Query API has been in production for 24 hours now at 99.9% availability.   We will continue to monitor this situation but you can assume that normal service has been resumed.  Any questions please reach out to supprt@import.io First published: 9am PST, Tuesday 8th March 2016 The Import.io […]