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.

The Words You Choose Really Do Matter. 3 Signs The Future of Marketing is Semantic.

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Semantic marketing is transforming the way marketers understand and target their customers' interests and allows them to deliver results that more closely align with what customers really need

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It's Not Just Semantics. Words Make an Enormous Difference in Leadership

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If you can''t communicate clearly, you can''t do business. A few weeks ago, I mentioned to a group of entrepreneurs that I am not a fan of Jim Collins. There are many reasons, but one of them is that I dislike when he presents his work as though it is science.

The Rapid Evolution of Semantic Search

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An overview of the history of semantic search and what this means for marketers moving forward

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

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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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Manage Stuff. Lead People.

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The difference is not semantic, but gigantic. Manage Stuff. Lead People. People are not stuff. They do not need to be managed, only led.

Web 3.0 isn't the Semantic Web, it's Hailstorm 2.0. Why it Matters.

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isnt the Semantic Web, its Hailstorm 2.0. Semantic Web , WTF? while i find the concept of a semantic web intellectually stimulating, for the most part i think its just a lot of geeky mental masturbation (did i just repeat myself?). isnt the Semantic Web, its Hailstorm 2.0.

Venture Cyclist: Semantic Web Interoperability

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Semantic Web Interoperability. In preparation for attending the second annual Conference on Semantic Web in Healthcare and Life Science ( CSHALS 09 ) next week, I have been reviewing my notes from last years conference. As I twittered yesterday , my favorite line last year was from conference chair Eric Neumann (herewith properly attributed, unconstrained by the 140 character twitter limit): “What do we mean by semantics?” Semantic Web. (2).

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

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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

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.

Building Competency in Semantic Web Technology - Part II

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.

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’.

A Guide: Successfully Hiring Code Bootcamp Grads

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Prior to founding Salsify, Rob was at IBM, Endeca and Cambridge Semantics in senior product management roles. The following is a guest post by Rob Gonzalez. Rob is the co-founder of Salsify, a leading cloud-based product content management and syndication solution that I invested in in 2013 and where I currently serve on the board. Recruiting Hiring Startup Help

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.

"Search engines have long been judges of what is important; now they are also arbiters of the truth."

Mark Birch

Hillis makes the case that adding by semantic knowledge into search Google and others are inherently and inescapably advancing a worldview, like the editor of a magazine. . search search engine knowledge truth semantic search Google“Search engines have long been judges of what is important; now they are also arbiters of the truth.” - Danny Hillis, The Opinions Of Search Engines (via

Founder Conference: Not for Entrepreneurs, Says Google

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Where is the Semantic Web when you need it… Case in point: If anyone can explain this mystery to me, I’m all ears. As a follow-up to my post last week about the lack of performance of Google AdWords , here is one more straw that broke the camel back: According to Google AdWords, the keyword “entrepreneur&# is not relevant at all for the Founder Conference, so much so that its scored a 1/10 in relevancy.

7 Ways A Business Message Gets Lost In The Process

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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.

Pitching a business idea? Check this list first:

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Semantic Search. 1) It might be that it is hard for mortals to formulate a semantic query. I got this summary of business ideas/models that persistently fail from Quora. Got an idea that solves one of these ‘problems’? Don’t bother pitching me (or anyone else).

In The World Of Startups, Consultants Need Not Apply

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" 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.

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.

Google’s Search Changes: Should You Care?

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Google's adding more semantic features to its search engine. Google is incorporating semantic search technology that should better understand the context in which search keywords appear. You could semantically mark up your website in anticipation of what Google might be doing.

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.

Why the Boston Bruins Banned the Word 'Rookie'

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From a semantics perspective, it''s easy enough. But it''s not just about semantics. If you want young talent to fit in, don''t treat them like a bunch of rookies. Hiring and training young talent presents an inherent challenge.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boston Tech: 2016 Update

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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 !

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

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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.

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


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!

10 Steps to Make Your Employees Smile

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Support out-of-the-box semantics. A common-sense approach to building a company culture of engagement. I normally use a lot of examples, metaphors, and random pop culture references when I talk about company culture.

11 Excellent Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

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Yummly Raises $6M for Hiring (and Gratuitous Bacon)

Delicious semantic search engine Yummly has just raised $6M in Series A financing to continue expanding into a complete digital kitchen platform. " [CEO Dave] Feller said that the semantic technology Yummly has built has a lot more potential than the search engine lets on.

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

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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).

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We Have Only Scratched the Surface of the True Value of Twitter. Here’s What You’re Missing

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Of course we know that this is already happening as web services are now driving significant portions of the Internet and people are driving toward a future Semantic Web. I have written extensively about Twitter in the past. I still find that many people don’t understand the basics.

3 Pitfalls of Marketing Automation You Need To Be Prepared For


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.

Find Underused Keywords, and Searchers Will Find Your Brand

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One way to build that online presence is to use semantic search to make your brand more easy to find. Semantic search is a technique that aims to go beyond finding keywords to determine the intent and contextual meaning of the person searching.

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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.

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, 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.

4 Ways to Keep People From Derailing Meetings

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He stresses the importance of defining semantics. He writes: It never ceases to amaze me how often meetings go off the rails by virtue of semantic differences. It''s high time you make your team huddles more productive affairs. Here''s how to do it.

Modular Innovation 201

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aka Semantic Web. modular innovation @anywhere api chrome connection crowdsouring data exchange expensify facebook connect flickr foursquare framework Google google maps innovation modular modules opensocial pbworks philosophy Plugin relationship semantic sugarsync web 2.0

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].”

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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The birthplace of sponsored search (Overture), semantic search (Applied Semantics which became Google AdSense), comparison shopping (ShopZilla, PriceGrabber) and many others. Brad Feld visited Los Angeles this past week.