Category: API

How to Extract Data from Websites: Scraping Tools, DIY or DaaS

Posted on September 7, 2017 by

This is part 2 of our guide to web data extraction. Read part 1 to learn about the questions to ask before you start, or download the complete Web Data Extraction Playbook (PDF). Now that you’ve covered both the business and technical requirements for your web data extraction project (and if you haven’t, check out

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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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Web Data Visualization of The Hillary Clinton Top 100 Network Graph

Posted on October 20, 2016 by

The web data business can get pretty tricky, especially when your job is to extract the broadest possible dataset from the planet’s biggest database. Last week, Webhose CEO Ran Geva ran a fun experiment to visualize Hillary Clinton’s web network. More precisely, who are the top 100 people most frequently mentioned in news articles and blog

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Should you buy crawled web data or build your own solution?

Posted on October 10, 2016 by

In a technologically driven environment, the temptation to develop a proprietary web crawling solution is virtually irresistible. Our latest report examines the true cost of computing and software development resources required to deliver a data crawling and structuring solution at scale: Development & Maintenance Development could mean coding a proprietary solution from scratch, or modifying an existing crawling

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Five Reasons a News Crawler Is Essential to Your Business

Posted on January 5, 2016 by

“Originality is the art of remembering something but forgetting where you heard it.” Case in point, I don’t remember where I heard that. Nonetheless, it’s absolutely true, especially when it comes to running an online business. Why? Because in today’s online marketplace, sales, brand management, and genuine engagement are all practices that shouldn’t begin with

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Social Media Analytics: Insights from Structured versus Unstructured Data

Posted on December 1, 2015 by

Let’s be honest … social media is a challenge. Not only is staying current, active, and “topped off” a chore, but crafting full-scale campaigns that contribute to your business’ and brand’s actual goals can be bewildering. At the same time, the market for social-media continues to grow. According to recent data from eMarketer, “Social Network

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