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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 […]

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, […]

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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, […]

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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David Gwartney, Director Customer Success, Import.io 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Scheduled Maintenance

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Update: today’s scheduled maintenance was completed successfully inside the anticipated maintenance window. There were no unexpected incidents. All systems are back up and running.  Import.io is scheduled to be temporarily unavailable for maintenance from approximately 01:00 AM until 04:00 AM Pacific Time on December 17, 2016. Key facts During the maintenance window: All Import.io products […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Request a premium trial

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Request a premium trial From today the process by which you request a premium trial of Import.io is changing slightly. We no longer automatically provision new accounts with 50,000 queries at signup without asking you whether you want them or not. Instead, if you would like a premium trial of Import.io, so as to properly […]

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 […]

Great alternatives to every feature you’ll miss from kimono labs

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If you’re one of the 125k KimonoLabs users who got this message last week… “After almost 2 years of building and growing kimono, we couldn’t be happier to announce that the kimono team is joining Palantir.” …you’re probably wondering what to do next. There’s no denying that kimono was a useful service with some great […]

5 undeniable reasons to invest in data before it’s too late

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A Gartner survey revealed that “more than 75% of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years.” Companies see the value in data, including enhanced customer experiences, streamlined processes, and targeted marketing. It’s a high-return investment that keeps businesses competitive in their sectors. However, executives and managers get […]

The UK startup scene is booming

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Today we are pumped to announce that we are joining 29 other amazing UK startups as part of Tech City UK’s Upscale program! The Upscale program will power 30 of the fastest growing UK tech companies on their scaling journey by connecting them with Scale Coaches who have a proven track record of growing successful […]

How today’s top Marketers and Growth Hackers use data every day

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Marketing data is an essential part of any good marketing strategy. While the process of collecting, storing and analyzing data may be complex (and require an advanced math degree), understanding and harnessing the power of that data doesn’t have to be. Wondering how data help make your organization’s marketing better, stronger and more effective? We asked […]

Neural nets: How Regular Expressions brought about Deep Learning

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2016 is the year of Deep Learning, whose popularity has been on a steep incline ever since Google bought DeepMind at the end of 2014. Last year’s technical breakthroughs,  acquisitions, funding deals and, open source releases have all helped to cement Deep Learning as the hip artificial intelligence.  Our CTO, Matt Painter, explains how Deep Learning got its […]

Import.io’s $13 million Series A

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We are pleased to announce that Import.io (that’s us btw) has just raised a $13 million Series A round of funding. The new investment was led by Imperial Innovations, with participation from Wellington Partners, Oxford Capital, Open Ocean, Delin Capital and AME Cloud Ventures. “This new round of funding represents the biggest investment ever in web […]

Trump is winning the media mention war

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Whether or not you’re a fan of “The Donald”, you can’t deny that he is everywhere! Trump is dominating both the left and right wing arms of the mainstream media at the moment with more mentions than any other presidential nominee! According to journalism.org… “Overall, when respondents are asked what outlet they turn to most […]

Anthony Goldbloom gives you the secret to winning Kaggle competitions

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Kaggle has become the premier Data Science competition where the best and the brightest turn out in droves – Kaggle has more than 400,000 users – to try and claim the glory.  With so many Data Scientists vying to win each competition (around 100,000 entries/month), prospective entrants can use all the tips they can get. […]

10,000 leads in 10 minutes

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Ok, let’s start with the basics. Leads represent the first stage of the sales process.  In its simplest form a lead is any “person or entity that has an interest and authority to purchase your product or service”. Or in other words: someone you can sell to.

Sounds good. So, what information do you need about that person or entity for it to be an actionable lead? A good rule of thumb is to look for the information that you would find on a business card, i.e. their name, associated company and contact details.