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. I believe the current major drive to mobile devices and apps has slowed the progress toward this new semantic environment, but it’s coming. But don’t wait too long, because the din for the Semantic Web is getting louder and louder.

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.

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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.

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.

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 startupEvery time I use Apple Siri or Microsoft Cortana, I’m frustrated by how little these services provide as the personal assistants they claim to be.

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. 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. entrepreneur semantic web startups web 3.0

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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. Now I realize that for most a term like semantic query relevancy might as well be the name of computer programming language, but the fact is Google’s customers, the searcher and the advertiser, are no longer content with results based on related page keyword content.

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A Guide: Successfully Hiring Code Bootcamp Grads

For Entrepreneurs

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

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’. Here’s why. Startups’ have become a commodity in an industry of startup conferences, websites, courses and competitions.

Announcing our investment in Nexus Mutual, a people-powered alternative to insurance

Version One Ventures

We’re investing in Nexus alongside 1confirmation, Blockchain Capital, and Semantic Ventures and are excited about being part of bringing insurance back to the people. We are very excited to announce our investment in Nexus , an Ethereum-based insurance mutual.

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. What if your Google search for ‘Paris Hilton’ listed your top result as the Hilton Hotel in Paris, because it knew your interests were not in the other direction?

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7 Common Causes Of Failure To Communicate in Business

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. Some entrepreneurs forget that talking is not communicating. Fortunately these skills can be learned, and the barriers to communication can be overcome one by one.

How Digital Assistants Could Evolve in the Future

The Startup Magazine

Semantic Recognition and Conversation. Chances are, we’ll see assistants better capable of semantic and conversational recognition; they may be better at predicting and following patterns of speech, and better capable of recognizing human emotions.

[Interview] Troy R. Underwood, Author Of “How To Launch Your Side Hustle”

YoungUpstarts

There are some semantics in this answer. Once you’ve dug up enough pennies from between your couch cushions to start a new business, you’re going to need a plan.

What Is EAT And Why It’s Vital To Your SEO Strategy

YoungUpstarts

Focusing too closely on whether E-A-T can be deemed to be a direct ranking factor risks slipping too deeply into an argument based on semantics.

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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. Even consultants don’t like their job, since they don’t often get to see results, and too much of their time is spent looking for the next gig. The Internet has changed the world.

The Worst Advice We’ve Heard For SEO Services

YoungUpstarts

You should shape your content around semantics and natural language because they will play a crucial role in determining how pages rank in the search engine results page (SERP). by Sheryl Jones, Senior Marketing Specialist at Uplers.

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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.

Build a winning IP programme for successful innovation

NZ Entrepreneur

Whilst it may sound like semantics, a well-designed IP programme and process must not be overlooked when you are wanting to be strategic with IP. Being strategic with your intellectual property (IP) can be really important.

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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].”

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.

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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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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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. Some entrepreneurs forget that talking is not communicating. Fortunately these skills can be learned, and the barriers to communication can be overcome one by one.

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. Some entrepreneurs forget that talking is not communicating. Fortunately these skills can be learned, and the barriers to communication can be overcome one by one.

How Startups Can Support Mental Wellbeing In This Moment

The Startup Magazine

The data of the employee communications pass through a neural network and only the semantic interpretation is presented to managers using analytics graphs. . There is a reason “unprecedented” is regularly used to describe the start of this new decade.

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. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also known as Industry 4.0, is a paradigm shift in industrial production that is leading to what has been called the fourth industrial revolution.

How To Identify And Solve Customer Pain Points With Greater Efficacy

YoungUpstarts

This may seem like an unnecessary exploration into semantics, but it’s really important. You can’t grow a startup into a successful organization with a selfish or business-centric mindset. In order to truly thrive, you must adopt a customer-centric mentality that addresses customer pain points in a head-on manner. But before you can do this, you have to know what those pain points are. What are Your Customers’ Pain Points?

This Week in New York Tech - January 11th

This is going to be BIG.

Firsthand perspectives from Semantic Technology in action Semantic technologies promise to change the landscape of the web and enhance the user experience. We’ll share our experience developing enterprise and consumer facing semantic search applications from three perspectives: Content and user experience, knowledge engineering and technology. If you need to replicate yourself to attend any of these events, remember: Don't make a copy of a copy!

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. Many of you will know that Twitter unexpectedly cancelled it’s contract to allow DataSift to resell Twitter data to 3rd parties.

Texas Co-Working Right in Downtown Austin

Austin Startup

The other day I helped two of our coworkers, Meghan Jones and Deborah Toodle get their wordpress website started ([link] and yesterday I was at the bottom looking up at some of Austin’s most brilliant semantic web experts at an event we hosted for the semantic web community and the City of Austin.&#.

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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. But the “monetization heart of the Internet” doesn’t stop at Overture, Applied Semantics and MySpace. An abbreviated version of this post appeared yesterday on TechCrunch.

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. Even consultants don’t like their job, since they don’t often get to see results, and too much of their time is spent looking for the next gig. The Internet has changed the world.

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. by Melissa Lincoln, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Leadspace. San Francisco and Tel Aviv are two of the greatest cities in the world for tech, each with a distinct culture and unique benefits to offer.

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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. Hope is a beautiful thing, but if you’re holding onto the dream of ranking for competitive national keywords, it’s time to let that one go. It’s not that you can’t do it; in theory, anyone can.

Want to Start a Technology Company in LA?

Both Sides of the Table

LA produced Applied Semantics that created AdSense and was bought by Google. Gil Elbaz from Applied Semantics has now created Factual. Los Angeles. People either love it our hate it. All the stereotypes and caricatures are overblown. And we’re left with a city with idyllic weather, major commerce, the media center of the world, and a great emerging technology scene. We have an abundance of ethnicities, culinary options, music and culture.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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. So you start monitoring the Twitter stream for people who have geo-location turned on, are currently in South Florida and who are Tweeting things that are considered by a semantic engine to be positive Tweets about Obama. I have written extensively about Twitter in the past.

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. Even consultants don’t like their job, since they don’t often get to see results, and too much of their time is spent looking for the next gig. The Internet has changed the world.

Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

Both Sides of the Table

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. I always enjoy spending time with Brad as the antidote to the eco chamber. He is a unique human being with original thoughts & ideas and very limited concern for having to fit into other people’s narratives.

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.

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. Some entrepreneurs forget that talking is not communicating. Fortunately these skills can be learned, and the barriers to communication can be overcome one by one.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

Both Sides of the Table

Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics. In case you don’t know Applied Semantics it’s Google AdSense. Today Factual announced that it raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz & Index Ventures. I believe that this is a major new area of growth & innovation for the Internet as Cloud Services start to form deeper & richer layers. Let me explain.

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