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Import.io example: extract pricing data from any web page

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This article was originally written in Italian for: VIETATO STACCARE IL CERVELLO by Irene Scapin 🙂, @iome_e_irene After reading the article All the best big data tools and how to use them, I tried downloading Import.io to extract pricing data on a web page so that it can be processed later. By subscribing to the trial version of the program, you can […]

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IDC predicts the datasphere to reach 160 Zettabytes by 2025

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IDC Data Age 2025 study shows that about 25 Zettabytes of data exists in the world (datasphere) today. That’s  27.49 trillion Gigabytes!  IDC also predicts that data creation is on a sharp curve up with embedded data from security cameras, smart meters, wearables, medical implants etc. making up 20% by 2025. In most cases, data is accessed by a […]

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The Essential Landscape of Enterprises Artificial Intelligence Companies

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Happy to have Import.io included in the Essential Landscape of Enterprise Artificial Intelligence Companies on TOPBOTS!  The landscape was created by TOPBOTS to help enterprises identify the best artificial intelligence tools.  Import.io is included in the Business Intelligence section – this function derives intelligence from company data, encompasses the business applications, tools, and workflows that bring together information […]

Meidata data extraction

Meidata offers research insights using Import.io data extraction

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Meidata is a market research and business insights firm that supports decision making processes within companies and governments. Using Import.io data extraction Meidata builds the data and research infrastructure, so managers can make the right decisions. Meidata uses Import.io data extraction for several projects, including data scraping from e-commerce websites, and integrates this data with […]

Customers buy quickly or not at all

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A few weeks ago I decided to do some simple analysis of our deal flow at Import.io. In order to do this I pulled our data out of salesforce.com and did some simple manipulation in Excel. I wanted to see the % chances of deals being won versus lost and how long it took. But, […]

Data visualization on differing tastes in beer across the US

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Recently, I worked with an Import.io customer to extract market data about small craft breweries, which got me wondering about the diversity of beers across the United States and which types of beer were most popular. Living in the Bay Area, I’m lucky to get exposed to a wide variety of beers, but I was […]

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How to Create a Competitor Price Monitoring Strategy

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In real estate, the three most important elements are location, location, location. In e-commerce, it could very well be price, price, price. The product has to be decent, and the tide is slowing turning to put more emphasis on the overall user experience (some experts predict that it will exceed both price and product as […]

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Lighter Capital determines marketing investments using Import.io web scraping

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For Lighter Capital, using Import.io web scraping comes down to ROI and business intelligence. Lighter Capital is a Seattle-based company providing growth capital with revenue-based financing, making it easy for entrepreneurs to get the funding they need, when they need it. They use Import.io to size up the opportunity of startup conferences and ecosystems. As […]

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Actual Growth Hacks: Lead Hacking with Google and Import.io

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Written by Shadi Allababidi Paterson for Startup Grind Inside: A step-by-step tutorial to scrape 5000 highly targeted email addresses within an hour. You in? Fantastic, let’s do this. If you enjoyed our latest post on Lead hacking, “Lead Hacking with LinkedIN and Hunter.io’, then you’re going to love this. If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy it thus far, […]

Recipe for an employment “robot”

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Last week Fast Company published an article in which I described my experience applying to thousands of jobs using a contraption I modestly refer to as my “robot.” [Editor’s note: to find out how blasting hundreds of applications turned out, please read the Fast Company article]. I use the term robot very loosely, because while it is a […]

PhD student research uses Import.io to continuously collect data

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William Davies is undertaking a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University with interest in both international business economics and technology. His research is focused in Crowdfunding and he has presented it at multiple international conferences. He and his colleagues benefit from Import.io to continuously collect data for their research. Crowdfunding, as a way of raising money […]

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Coteries Lab relies on Import.io for fast web data extraction

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Coteries Lab specializes in UX/UI design and development services for websites, MVPs, mobile applications & chatbots. When data is needed for a customer project, Coteries relies on Import.io for efficient and fast web data extraction. One particular customer wanted to consolidate job offers from their office park tenants. The customer, EPFL Innovation Park in Geneva, Switzerland, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]