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The Hackathon Award for Best API Mashup Goes to…

Posted on March 26, 2017 by

Competitive programming competitions, commonly referred to as Hackathons, offer a great opportunity for new talent to show what they can do. Much like professional sports, industry leaders send recruiters to scout out the top performers. With high stakes on the line and limited resources, getting noticed as a hackathon winner not only looks good on

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Webhose.io API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Posted on March 12, 2017 by

Last February, co-authors Leiff Azopardi and James Maxwell completed the latest edition of their book Tango with Django. It presents an excellent step-by-step approach to learning Python on the popular Django framework v1.9 (also compatible with v1.10). Although the book is designed as a beginner’s guide to web development, the material is packed with tips even

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How to Use Online Review Ratings to Crush the Market

Posted on March 2, 2017 by

Sifting through millions of posts on review sites presents both a massive undertaking and an incredible opportunity for influencer marketing. Some of the most successful app makers are capitalizing on that oppotunity. Use your favorite media monitoring plaform to sift through the reviews. As you might expect, the biggest opportunity is in reaching negative and neutral

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How web data saves lives, identifies threats, and brings criminals to justice

Posted on February 16, 2017 by

The Webhose.io team will remember February 13th 2017 primarily because of the opportunity to present at i-HLS Big Data alongside Fortune 500 leaders including IBM, SAP, and Dell. Over 500 participants convened to learn how homeland security and law enforcement agencies are using big data to serve and protect. Of particular interest was the role

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How to use rated reviews for sentiment classification

Posted on February 9, 2017 by

Sentiment classification is a fascinating use case for machine learning. Regardless of complexity – you need two core components to deliver meaningful results; a machine learning engine and a significant volume of structured data to train that engine. Last month, we added the new “rating” field for rated review sites covered in the Webhose.io threaded

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