A federal judge has ruled that Microsoft's LinkedIn service must make the data found in most of its users' profiles freely available to third parties who want to programmatically "scrape" the site for that data instead of going through the service's official API and abiding by its Terms of Service.
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Getting structured data out of web pages — often referred to as "web scraping" — is a real need, particularly for people whose job it is to prepare and analyze the information that's available in web pages. Meeting this need is right up the alley of a data extraction tool, such as Import.io.
Tableau extended its data intelligence abilities to third party apps and services via a suite of APIs. The APIs are delivered to the developer community through Tableau 10, the company's latest platform release. From embedded analytics to web data connectors, Tableau delivers data insights to all.
Salesforce announced IoT Cloud, a platform powered by a highly scalable real-time event processing engine. IoT Cloud connects billions of events from applications and devices.
Sentiment analysis can be used to gain insights into large volumes of text, and here it is applied to hotel reviews to build a hotel sentiment meter using Kimono and MonkeyLearn.
Clearbit has launched a portfolio of APIs to streamline business data collection. The API line automates data collection based on simple inputs such as URL and email address.
University researcher Sam Kinsley exposes the pitfalls and politics associated with the collection of proprietary data using the Twitter APIs.