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Yandex Partners with Twitter

February 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Yandex, the up-and-coming Russian search engine has struck a deal with Twitter allowing Yandex to post new tweets in search results in real-time. According to the article, “Twitter will give Yandex access to its so-called firehose of all public tweets, the two companies said on Tuesday, in an agreement similar to the one the social short-messaging site has with Microsoft’s search engine, Bing.” Twitter’s director of development April Underwood stated, “We wanted to make sure that Twitter content can be where Twitter users are already going… Discovery through search is so important.” continued…

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The Big Market for Big Data Professionals

February 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Semantic web professionals looking for work might want to consider tweaking their resumes to include the words “data scientist.” According to a recent article, “If you can claim to be a data scientist and have the chops to back that up, you can pretty much write your own ticket even in this tough job market. A quick search of the popular job posting sites –Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, or Dice.com – shows a huge demand for data scientists or anyone who can demonstrate other ‘big data’ skills. The reason? Companies in all industries now understand that they need to make better sense of the massive data sets at their disposal — data sets that can include computer log files, social networking feeds, digital video or audio, you name it.” continued…

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News360′s Updated Windows Phone App Designed Around Microsoft Metro UI Concepts

February 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

Personalized news app News360 yesterday updated its Windows Phone application, which makes up one of what’s still a relatively few 50,000 apps for the platform in the Windows Phone Marketplace. Right now, the device platform has just under 2 percent of the smartphone OS market, but that could change: Analyst firm IDC, for example, reported in June that, “assuming that Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone goes smoothly, the OS is expected to defend a number 2 rank and more than 20 percent share in 2015.” Nokia, whose first Windows Phone 7 devices have been available in the U.S. since earlier this year, is expected to announce two Windows phones on Monday, according to Reuters: a cheaper Lumia 610 and a global version of its high-end Lumia 900 phone.

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OptionsCity Software integrates with Lightspeed Trading for a robust trading solution

February 23, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

The incorporation of OptionsCity and LST will provide a solution for equity and options traders to access the marketplace more efficiently. OptionsCity’s award-winning options trading platform, Metro, will now integrate with LST's proprietary technology environment enabling traders to create and execute complex trading strategies across many markets.

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IRESS Extends Best Execution Monitoring

February 23, 2012 by mikeohara   Comments (0)

IRESS is pleased to announce the introduction of the Trade-Through Analysis command in release 1.05 of the IRESS Professional desktop.

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A cashless, cardless bank

February 23, 2012 by skinnercm   Comments (0)

A short blog today, but a challenging one.

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Things worth reading: 23rd February 2012

February 23, 2012 by skinnercm   Comments (0)

Things we're reading today include ...

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OCLC Makes FAST Available for Bulk Download

February 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

According to a new announcement, “OCLC Research has made FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology) available for bulk download, along with some minor improvements based on user feedback and routine updates. As with other FAST data, the bulk downloadable versions are available at no charge. FAST is an enumerative, faceted subject heading schema derived from the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH). OCLC made FAST available as Linked Open Data in December 2011.” continued…

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Next Step In Personalized E-Commerce Marketplaces From Rearden Commerce’s Deem Platform

February 23, 2012 by Jenz514   Comments (0)

If you’ve redeemed points at the Chase Ultimate Rewards web site or booked business travel through American Express’ AXIOM service, you’ve already had some experience with Rearden Commerce’s Deem e-commerce services platform. In the not-too-distant future, such marketplace experiences may be even further informed by semantic technology to add even greater personalization.

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