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Is gas pricing trending down or up this holiday week?

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Thanksgiving week in the US means the biggest travel days of the year, both flying and driving. I would have thought filling up your tank earlier in the week would be better than waiting until Tuesday or Wednesday, but the pricing trend isn’t proving that to be true in most states. I used Import.io to […]

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Big Data News Nov. 21, 2017

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  Feature article Tutorial: Getting alternative data for research Data is the basis for all sound research models. Alternative data along with traditional data ensures a complete picture and allows modeling of future events. Alternative data includes information that is publicly available on the internet, but often difficult to get in a structured, easy to […]

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Tutorial: Getting alternative data for research

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What is alternative data for research? Data is the basis for all sound research models. Alternative data along with traditional data ensures a complete picture and allows modeling of future events. Alternative data includes information that is publicly available on the internet, but often difficult to get in a structured, easy to digest format. Alternative […]

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What’s for dessert this Thanksgiving?

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Besides the ubiquitous pumpkin and apple pie on Thanksgiving, what other desserts may be served? Well, this could vary state by state. Based on web data extracted from Flipkey and Daily Meal, a lot of other pie types may be served in the southwest and eastern seaboard. Each state has its own regional flair. Mississippi […]

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Big Data News Nov. 7 2017

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Feature article Data Mining vs. Machine Learning: What’s The Difference? Both data mining and machine learning are rooted in data science. They often intersect or are confused with each other, but there are a few key distinctions between the two. Here’s a look at some of the differences between data mining and machine learning and […]

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What does a modern Retail Pricing Analyst need for success?

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Indeed.com currently has 6,832 job listings for pricing analysts in the US alone and 24% of those state the requirement to monitor competitor pricing. With competitor retail pricing available for anyone to see online, it’s necessary that a pricing analyst is able to easily gather web data. This is becoming an imperative for any retailer, […]

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15 Reddit User and Data Analytic Tools via Quertime

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Thank you Quertime for including Import.io in your article on data analytic solutions! Read the article on Quertime    When you take data-driven decisions, they help you greatly in the success of marketing. You must be very decisive while choosing a marketing analytics tool, measuring your data, and optimizing your marketing efforts as it assists […]

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Data Mining vs. Machine Learning: What’s The Difference?

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Data mining isn’t a new invention that came with the digital age. The concept has been around for over a century, but came into greater public focus in the 1930s. According to Hacker Bits, one of the first modern moments of data mining occurred in 1936, when Alan Turing introduced the idea of a universal […]

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Big Data News Oct. 27 2017

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Feature article Defining Data Extraction And What It Means For Your Business Data extraction consists of more than just scraping valuable business information and compiling it in a spreadsheet for future use. It can also transform your business by keeping you from spending too much time on tasks like manual data entry. Here’s what data […]

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Meet Import.io at BattleFin and get alternative data for research

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If you are attending BattleFin, check out Import.io for an easy, cost-effective way to get alternative web data for research. Also, catch the California Dreaming – West Coast Data Providers panel at 11:05 featuring Import.io co-founder Andrew Fogg! What is alternative data? Data is the basis for all sound investment and research models. Alternative data […]

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Big Data News Oct. 23 2017

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Feature article 5 Ways to Accelerate Data Wrangling Data is gold for marketers. But not all data is worthy. In fact, sifting through thousands of data sets to get accurate data might not be possible, every time. But as a marketer and a data expert you need not spend a lot of time on data […]

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Remi Studios: AI solutions currently available

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Great list of more than 200 AI solutions. Thanks for including Import.io! AI solutions currently available With Artificial Intelligence being such a popular topic at the moment, there can be a lot of pressure for businesses to incorporate it into their business strategy. Often this pressure comes without explicit knowledge or direction of what A.I […]

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Import.io increases speed and scalability with React

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Import.io increases speed and ease of use by reducing time to data and simplifying the customer experience. Recently, Import.io standardized the user interface and dashboard on React and users are seeing up to a 50% improvement in responsiveness. React is a javascript library built and maintained by Facebook, Instagram, and others for large-scale, dynamic applications […]

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Big Data News Oct. 18 2017

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Feature article Import.io increases speed and scalability with React Import.io increases speed and ease of use by reducing time to data and simplifying the customer experience. Recently, Import.io standardized the user interface and dashboard on React and users are seeing up to a 50% improvement in responsiveness. Import.io is committed to reducing time to data […]

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Defining Data Extraction And What It Means For Your Business

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Data extraction consists of more than just scraping valuable business information and compiling it in a spreadsheet for future use. It can also transform your business by keeping you from spending too much time on tasks like manual data entry. You can simply automate it all with a set-it-and-forget-it data scraping process. Although web scraping […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter Oct. 16 2017

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How to Create a Competitor Price Monitoring Strategy Online shopping means online comparison shopping. If your prices are not similar to or better than the next retailer, you’re going to lose the sale. It’s that simple. You have to be competitive, because in the digital realm, you’re competing against everyone. Competitor price monitoring is a crucial cog in […]

Import.io gathers data for optimizing client advertising campaigns

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A global communications agency, optimizes client advertising campaigns with data and reporting from Import.io. With Import.io, the communications agency not only tracks and understands how competitors impact their banking client’s sales, but also gains insight into how property listings across the market impact the demand for home loans. Data gathered using Import.io includes: competitor loan rates […]

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Big Data News Oct. 5 2017

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  Feature article How to Leverage Data Extraction in Research Gathering big data for research reports is time consuming and resource draining. Fortunately, the right tools can help organize and speed up the process so tedious research and data entry tasks are streamlined. Data extraction software gets the data you need in a structured format […]

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21 Competitor Analysis Tools for Social Media from NetBase

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Thanks NetBase for including Import.io for competitor analysis! Spying on the competition is so expected there is a range of competitor analysis tools for brands to use. Which tool is best for you? Take a look at our list below to find one that suits your goals and budget. With competitive data in hand you can move […]

Ecommerce News Oct. 2 2017

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  Data extraction – from technology tool to business necessity The internet contains an estimated 4.57 billion pages of data, making it the largest publicly accessible database in the world. Those who tap into this data get a jump on the competition. For example, a retailer that monitors competitor websites for price changes is in […]

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How to Leverage Data Extraction in Equity Research

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Gathering data for equity research reports is time consuming and resource draining. Fortunately, the right tools can help organize and speed up the process so tedious research and data entry tasks are streamlined. Data extraction software gets the data you need in a structured format to quickly synthesize the information into usable equity reports. This […]

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Big Data News Sept. 27 2017

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Feature article Data extraction – from technology tool to business necessity The internet contains an estimated 4.57 billion pages of data, making it the largest publicly accessible database in the world. Those who tap into this data get a jump on the competition. Import.io not only offers web data extraction to a structured spreadsheet, but […]

Ecommerce News Sept. 21 2017

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  7 Ecommerce Analytics Tools To Supercharge Your Online Store Ecommerce owners have tons of data at their fingertips, from online traffic to the visitor journey and the purchase of a product. However, the volume of data that’s available – and what to do with it – is overwhelming. Collecting data is just the first […]

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Big Data Newsletter Sept. 20 2017

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  Feature article Have you seen the new Import.io features? Import.io has added features that enhance ease-of-use and provide significantly increased value. Hundreds of user interface changes allow easy access, download and analysis of web data as well as predefined capabilities for detecting and reporting on data changes and comparing multiple sites. New features include […]

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Import.io helps enterprises get relevant web data for critical business decisions

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New features include change & comparison reporting and a portal for data sharing   Los Gatos, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 – Import.io has added features that enhance ease-of-use and provide significantly increased value for business users. Hundreds of user interface changes allow easy access, download and analysis of web data as well as predefined capabilities […]

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7 Ecommerce Analytics Tools To Supercharge Your Online Store

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Ecommerce owners have tons of data at their fingertips, from online traffic to the visitor journey and the purchase of a product. However, the volume of data that’s available – and what to do with it – is overwhelming. In fact, only 20% of online retailers are effectively using their analytics, and the majority of […]

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Import.io enables MoveGB to collect leads for rapid expansion

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UK based MoveGB has pioneered a nationwide variety fitness membership that includes access to fitness providers of all types from national gym chains like Virgin Active to independent yoga instructors. They use Import.io to collect the contact details and leads on fitness providers so they can invite them to join the one stop shop fitness […]

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Big Red’s Equipment stays price competitive using Import.io

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In business for almost 15 years, Big Red’s Equipment is the place in Texas for new and used farm equipment. They use Import.io for monitoring market prices on various products and keeping on top of price promotions on competitor websites, without alerting the competition. This is important in a price sensitive market. With Import.io, they […]

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Big Data Newsletter Sept. 1 2017

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Feature article How Financial Analysts can leverage web data extraction Financial analysts have long relied on traditional sources of data, such as company filings, to track trends in the stock market and investments. But, leveraging web data extraction of non-traditional sources can put you ahead of the trends in the sectors you manage. Read the […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter August 30 2017

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4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this article, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to gain traffic […]

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How Financial Analysts can leverage web data extraction

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Financial analysts have long relied on traditional sources of data, such as company filings, to track trends in the stock market and investments. But, leveraging web data extraction of non-traditional sources can put you ahead of the trends in the sectors you manage. While anyone can leverage readily-available information on the web, it’s tedious to […]

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Big Data Newsletter August 17 2017

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Feature article 4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this post, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to […]

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4 data extraction tactics to take your SEO to the next level

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Data extraction has powerful uses in a number of industries. Some notable use cases are equity research, marketplace inventory, competitor price monitoring, lead generation, and reputation monitoring. In this article, we’re going to dive into how you can use data extraction to gain traffic from Google. Or in other words, how you can use data extraction […]

Financial analysts rely on non-traditional data sources for more informed investment decisions

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Data is the basis for all sound investment models. In addition to traditional sources, such as company filings, investment managers are turning to non-traditional data sources for a more complete investment model. Non-traditional data includes information that is publicly available on the internet, but often difficult to get in a structured, easy to digest format. […]

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Yay, it’s back to school!

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To kids, “back to school” doesn’t sound so good; summer is ending and school is approaching. But to retail professionals, back to school is something to celebrate. The back-to-school season has become one of the biggest shopping times of the year. According to data and research firm eMarketer, US consumers will spend more than $857 […]

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Big Data Newsletter August 3 2017

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Feature article 9 Ways to Make Big Data Visual Big data – while incredibly useful – is just too much to wrap our heads around. It’s mind-boggling. We want to quickly understand what it is we’re looking at and what the data is saying. The best way to do that? Visuals. Remember: a picture is […]

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Ecommerce Newsletter August 3 2017

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What the Biggest Speakers at Retail Global Conference Will Be Discussing The retail industry is thriving, with Deloitte reporting that the top 250 global retailers generated aggregated revenues of $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile, Forbes reported that the e-commerce industry will surpass a $2 trillion annual haul in 2017. But there’s something else going on in the […]

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Import.io helps investment banking firms model the impact of retail change

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Leading global investment banking, securities, and investment management firms provide research that helps investors make better decisions. The data guiding their research often comes from Import.io. Import.io helps investment firms gather and make sense of the vast amount of data that goes into an equity research report. For example, one leading investment banking firm uses Import.io […]