The Semantic Web Opens a New Age for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

He calls his dream the ‘Semantic Web’ (or Web 3.0), meaning it understands user context. He and many other experts believe that the Semantic Web will act more like a personal assistant than a search engine.

Bridging the Gap: How Semantic Web can move into the mainstream through SXSW

Austin Startup

Personally, I believe that the Semantic Web will become mainstream in the next few years (I actually have a bet on this with some college friends). After reading the wonderful blogpost on the BBC’s dynamic semantic publishing system , it reminded me that the Semantic Web has two audiences: the common web user (my mom) and developers. I’m not trying to undermine current efforts or accomplishments; instead, look for example at the Semantic Technology conference.

Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology

semanticuniverse.com

Home Articles News Blogs COMPETITION Learning Events Resources Login Home » Groups » TopQuadrant Monthly Column Print Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology Group Blog | 12.01.09 | By Dean Allemang In part I of this two-part series, Dean Allemang & Scott Henninger draw on years of teaching TopQuadrants introduction course on the Semantic Web to make some observations on teaching Semantic Web concepts to a wide variety of students.

When Will Siri Make That Dinner Reservation for You?

Startup Professionals Musings

He called his dream the Semantic Web (or Web 3.0), meaning that it could learn and interpret the user context just as human personal assistants do. entrepreneur personal assistant semantic web Siri startup

Entrepreneurs Needed to Keep Web 3.0 From Fading

Startup Professionals Musings

I suspect the real challenge is not the semantic web technology , but new attractive business models from smart entrepreneurs. entrepreneur semantic web startups web 3.0

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Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology - Part II

semanticuniverse.com

Home Articles News Blogs COMPETITION Learning Events Resources Login Home » Groups » TopQuadrant Monthly Column Print Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology – Part II Group Blog | 12.22.09 | By Dean Allemang In the final installment of this two-part series, Dean Allemang and Scott Henninger look into how the insights about semantic web education have an impact on the adoption of semantic web technologies.

5 New Realities of SEO

Duct Tape Marketing

5 New Realities of SEO written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Back in the day, SEO was more technical and less, well, semantic. Web Marketing Google Hummingbird Semantic search SEO

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How to Have Good SEO Rankings

Rembrandt Communications

See: [link] Basically, Google is keeping its keyword-search system, but they are incorporating “semantic search.” The birds are singing. The flowers are blooming, and Google updated its search engine systems yet again. and looking at the meaning of words… so what does this mean to you? Well, if you haven’t been writing quality content and [.]. SEO SEO Copywriting Web Copywriting Google search engine optimization search rankings

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Why I won’t run another startup

The Next Web

It’s a semantic trick, but a really important one. Earlier this year, I closed my startup. So now I get to reflect on what I’d have done differently. Hindsight is unfair and inaccurate, but I still enjoy its lessons. This is one, a note to my future self: Don’t call your projects ‘startups’.

Web 3.0 Brings a New Wave of Startup Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

or the ‘Semantic Web,’ meaning it understands user context. But some are skeptical about whether the Semantic Web - or at least, Berners-Lee's view of it - will actually take hold. The Semantic Web isn't really even a new idea.

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In The World Of Startups, Consultants Need Not Apply

Startup Professionals Musings

" This is a minor semantic point, but an important one to the customer. Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. Businesses want experienced people who get their hands dirty, rather than experts who give presentations, make recommendations, and disappear.

How To Choose Industrial IoT Communications For Your Business

YoungUpstarts

Based on your needs you can choose a protocol that offers foundational (MQTT), structural (AMQP, XMPP), or full semantic interoperability (DDS, CoAP). With semantic operability, devices can exchange meaningful messages and act on the information exchanged.

Play Offense When Predicting Revenue

Feld Thoughts

It is a subtle adjustment, almost semantic, but one that will make a very large difference in how we act, how we talk, how we think, and ultimately how much revenue we book. I got an email today from an exec at a company who I was with at a recent board meeting. I thought it was a powerful summary of part of our discussion, specifically around the sales pipeline for Q4 and overall sales execution.

7 Barriers To Understanding Your Mentor Communication

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical semantics and jargon. Most business mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and effective communication, both from the top down and from the bottom up.

Hyperlocal Marketing: A Tried And True Method For Successful Online Marketing

YoungUpstarts

The user’s zip code determines whether local results are displayed, and latent semantic indexing (LSI) returns pages with keywords that connect to the phrase that’s been searched.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update

View from Seed

There’s Semantic Machines , one of the best collections of AI and ML minds in the world, led by serial entrepreneur Dan Roth. Today, we are excited to re-release an updated Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech !

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7 Ways A Business Message Gets Lost In The Process

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical semantics and jargon. Most business mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and effective communication, both from the top down and from the bottom up.

New Social Media Trends For Brand Success in 2016: What To Expect On Facebook!

Brandanew

How this impacts your brand : You may now be able to get a very nuanced and semantic view on the emotional response to your content. Recently Facebook has made a few great announcements which may change the way you use it!

3 Pitfalls of Marketing Automation You Need To Be Prepared For

Brandanew

Many tools which semantically analyze brand mentions, often mistake bad to be a negative mention, when it actually is a place. Marketing automation is generally promoted as the all in one remedy for a lot of problems for Startups and businesses, especially to be able to scale.

NextView Investment Themes: A Search for Authenticity

View from Seed

These are still very early days for machine learning, and we’re many iterations and innovations away from a wholly independent AI that can understand all of our semantics, let alone incite the Singularity.

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Two Decade-Defining Acquisitions? Then (Google) & Now (Apple)

Genuine VC

Back in 2003 Google acquired Applied Semantics for just over $100M. Like with Google’s acquisition of Applied Semantics, this deal adds a fundamentally new business model to the company. This startup had a little technology called AdSense which allowed for the presentation of contextually relevant ads on a set of distributed publisher sites.

Business Consultants Need to Look For a Real Job

Startup Professionals Musings

" This is a minor semantic point, but an important one to the customer. Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. Businesses want experienced people who get their hands dirty, rather than experts who give presentations, make recommendations, and disappear.

Human Consultants in Business are a Dying Breed

Startup Professionals Musings

" This is a minor semantic point, but an important one to the customer. Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. Businesses want experienced people who get their hands dirty, rather than experts who give presentations, make recommendations, and disappear.

EnumSet and EnumMap

TechEmpower

Enum{Set,Map} don't have identical semantics to Hash{Set,Map} , so please don't make blind, blanket replacements in your existing code. This article discusses java.util.EnumSet. and java.util.EnumMap. from Java's standard libraries. What are they? When should they be used? Could the implementations be improved? Could the APIs be improved? Conclusion. What are they? EnumSet. and EnumMap are compact, efficient implementations of the Set and Map interfaces.

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Entrepreneurs Face Serious Communication Barriers

Startup Professionals Musings

Technical semantics and jargon. Most startup mentors tell me that the single biggest problem they have to deal with in small companies is the lack of open, honest, and effective communication, both from the top down and from the bottom up.

Middle-East-Meets-West Provides An Edge For B2B Tech Companies

YoungUpstarts

The members of this elite group solve novel “big data” problems under the pressure of national security, so this environment produces experts in cutting-edge predictive analytics, semantic modeling, and machine learning technology.

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Two Decade-Defining Acquisitions? Then (Google) & Now (Apple)

Genuine VC

Back in 2003 Google acquired Applied Semantics for just over $100M. Like with Google’s acquisition of Applied Semantics, this deal adds a fundamentally new business model to the company. This startup had a little technology called AdSense which allowed for the presentation of contextually relevant ads on a set of distributed publisher sites.

VC Firms Don’t Back You, VC Partners Do

Hunter Walker

” “Semantics” you might say and “b t” I’d definitely reply. Have you ever tried to hug a company? It’s kinda tough. They don’t have arms. And total Ken doll down below. That is to say, COMPANIES ARE NOT PEOPLE. So it always surprises me when founders say “I raised money from [VC firm name]” and not “I raised money from [person] at [VC firm name].”

Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

They can have more desirable semantics, too. The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. I'll do my best to keep this document up to date.

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Big Opportunities for Startups Providing Big Data, Data-as-a-Service

ReadWriteStart

Factual was founded in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, whose last company Applied Semantics was acquired by Google in 2003, becoming one of the core components of AdSense.

The Internet Has Replaced the Consultant

Startup Professionals Musings

" This is a minor semantic point, but an important one to the customer. Let’s face it, consultants have a bad image. Businesses want experienced people who get their hands dirty, rather than experts who give presentations, make recommendations, and disappear.

Stealthy Startup Any.do Raises $1 Million Seed Round for Voice Mobile Commands

VC Cafe

AnyDo, currently in stealth mode, is developing technology to translate the user’s natural language voice input to the mobile device into actions, using voice recognition and semantic analysis algorithms. I sraeli startup Any.Do

Five Clues To Web 3.0 Opportunities Here Now

Startup Professionals Musings

include mobile and residential phones with high quality video, virtual shows surpassing live events, more intelligent semantic search information, and the openness of the Web. Can you believe all the talk these days about Web 3.0?

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The problem with indispensable employees

The Equity Kicker

The same holds true for the marketer (or growth hacker if you have a semantic preference) who controls your customer acquisition channels, the salesperson who dominates your revenue creation, or the operations person without whom, you wouldn’t even know how to issue paychecks.

Access, Aggregation, and Other Big Data Challenges for Startups

ReadWriteStart

This open data model, he argues will move the web towards "information singularity," as will other efforts like data marketplaces, data search engines, semantic web mark-up, and better standards.

Startup Culture: Values vs. Vibe

Feld Thoughts

Instead, I think it critical to focus on establishing strong values early and hiring people that have aligning values. Maybe it is all just semantics on how you define culture, but I believe you shouldn’t sweat the vibe part. My friend Chris Moody , the COO of Gnip, has another guest post up today titled Startup Culture: Values vs. Vibe. He’s written about this in the past on his blog, but we both thought it was worth reposting.

7 Tips that Will Make You a Successful Content Marketer in 2017

Duct Tape Marketing

A part of this evolution was the refusal of the semantic analysis and taking into account the interaction indicators such as the bounce rate and the time that the visitor spends on a website. Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI).

Can You Build Your Business on Somebody Else’s Platform?

Both Sides of the Table

When you do semantic analysis on the article shared you would find out that this is an article trying to persuade people that shale oil drilling in the US is important for energy independence.

Accelerating Technology Change and Continuous Learning

Feld Thoughts

From a user perspective, on any given day you may connect to Facebook or Gmail or even a business application like Salesforce.com, and find that there are new features, new layout or organization of screen elements, new keystroke patterns, even new semantics associated with privacy, security, or data entered and displayed.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

This method was perfected by Gil Elbaz and his team at Applied Semantics in LA and in what some have called “ the most important acquisition ever made by Google ” they acquired the company for $102 million before Google had even IPO’d.

Tim Berry on the Business Model and Business Plan | Video

Campus Entrepreneurship

To me, the difference between business model and business plan is just the semantics. Tim Berry offers a video investigating business models and plans. He uses Osterwalder as his business model representative. Nice clear video. From Tim Berry: What I really don’t like is people saying “don’t do a business plan; do a business model instead.” My favorite definition of the business model is the excellent book Business Model Generation, by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.

5 Ideas to Spot an Opportunity

Life Beyond Code

OK, technicalities and semantics aside, how do you spot or create opportunities? Note : A shorter version of this article was published first in my newsletter. Based on the response there, I decided to expand and repost it on the blog.

Survey Design 101: Choosing Survey Response Scales

ConversionXL

Semantic Differential Scales. Semantic Differential Scales. Semantic differential scales are used to gather data and “interpret based on the connotative meaning of the respondent’s answer.” How you design a survey or a form will affect the answers you get.