There is some confusion about ‘scraping’, what it is, whether it is legal and how it can be used. ‘Scraping’ of the web is just automated access to websites and it is lawful. Legal departments know this, which is why some of the largest companies in the world use Import.io…
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Combined with top-down research, alternative data can make the difference between an accurate model and a sub-par model. Import.io allows research analysts to get non-traditional web data, which is a key component to a modern and thorough bottom-up analysis.
Import.io extracts data from non-traditional sources such as industry blogs, social media sites, social news aggregation sites (i.e. Reddit, ycombinator), ecommerce aggregators, and any website. Analysts get current web data quickly for up-to-the-minute analysis.