Rumble & FanIQ Announce Partnership With Launch Of Mobile App

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Rumble, the mobile-first publisher platform, is pleased to announce their partnership with FanIQ, a PulsePoint, Inc company and one of the largest online communities for sports content and news. The new FanIQ mobile app, powered by Rumble, is now available in iTunes for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android. With the partnership, FanIQ can now provide their 8 million readers with an enhanced mobile experience and the ability to explore, read and share their favorite sports news, opinion and trivia on any mobile device.   Read more

Desire2Learn Acquires Knowillage Systems, Inc.

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ONTARIO, Sep 09, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Desire2Learn, the EdTech company that created the world’s first truly integrated learning platform, announces its acquisition of Knowillage Systems, Inc., the creator of an adaptive learning engine – LeaP – that improves grades by helping educators address the personal learning needs of every student. Knowillage LeaP uses language processing and analytics to determine gaps in a learner’s skill set and then provides the right tools, content and techniques to address those areas of weakness. This acquisition extends Desire2Learn’s data-driven product offerings, supporting educators in their efforts to accelerate learning and improve individual learner outcomes. Read more

Xbox Partners with Video Discovery Startup Jinni

Darrell Etherington of Tech Crunch recently reported, “After a successful pilot project, Tel Aviv startup Jinni [a company we have covered multiple times over recent years], a provider of natural language processing-based video content recommendations, has been chosen by Xbox to power its Xbox content catalog recommendations over the course of a multi-year licensing agreement. Jinni wouldn’t reveal the terms of the deal, but it will bring their tech front and center to the Xbox and its show and movie library.” Read more

CCKF Is Using Semantic Tech to Revolutionize the Classroom

Carmel Doyle of Silicon Republic recently wrote, “New technologies such as whiteboards, tablets, laptops and chromebooks are being gradually blended into the curriculum to change the face of education. The idea, it seems, is to give teachers more to work with when nurturing students from primary school all the way up to fourth level, and even students in lifelong learning courses. Such digital technologies are impacting how students interact with teachers and fellow students, and indeed their own brains, to absorb information and learn new things. One Irish company is on a mission to capitalise on the digital space, fusing science with technology, with the goal of disrupting the classroom by using what it calls ‘intelligent algorithms’. It’s also aiming to create jobs for graduates and to keep its head office in Dublin. The ultimate goal, however, is to bring its new technology platform to new markets, starting with the US and then spreading globally. The technology is called Realizeit and the company is CCKF.” Read more

Tempo AI Raises $10M for iOS Smart Calendar App

Jason Ankeny of FierceMobileContent reports, “Tempo AI, the creator of the Tempo Smart Calendar productivity app, has completed a $10 million Series A financing round led by Relay Ventures and Sierra Ventures. Relay also spearheaded an earlier Tempo AI seed round totaling $2.5 million. The free Tempo Smart Calendar, available for Apple’s iOS, leverages artificial intelligence research and semantic technology to automatically connect the user’s upcoming schedule of meetings and events to their emails, contacts and location data, enabling one-tap access to details like conference agendas, phone numbers, driving directions and travel itineraries. Users can also browse attendees’ LinkedIn profiles, view foursquare and Yelp reviews and send a pre-populated ‘running late’ email or text.” Read more

Sirdata Launches Third Party Data Targeting Tool

According to a new article on, “Paris-based tech firm Sirdata has launched a fully automated third party data collection and profiling platform for use in ad targeting. Founded last year, Sirdata specializes in the collection, targeting and sale of anonymous data – gathered from research, demographic profiling, behavioural studies, and online data on interests and intent to purchase. Currently the firm collects data from nearly four million unique visitors per day, while 20,000 publishers use its tags. The firm uses semantic tools to pinpoint specific audience behavioural profiles and tailor-make segments based on specific client requirements, while its Business Consulting & Data Analytics team helps clients gain insight into the behaviour of customers, identify the best prospects and select media and marketing investments to target the most valuable customers and maximise ROI.” Read more

Algebraix Data Launches Industry’s First Cost-Effective Automated Implementation of

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 13, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Algebraix Data Corporation, the semantic web company(TM), today announced the launch of Algebrize(TM), the industry’s first cost-effective automated implementation of With this new W3C compliant Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, SEO agencies can now help website owners significantly increase traffic and conversion rates by improving SEO authority, product detail visibility and click-through rate. Algebrize is the first application of Algebraix’s proprietary and patented technology to power semantic computing. Read more

Predicting Education Success with Machine Learning

Don Clark of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Computer-based educational systems have long helped impart information to students and assess their understanding of it. The next step, one company in the field says, is using their behavior to make predictions. That’s the aim of technology being announced Tuesday by Desire2Learn, a Canadian company that specializes in cloud-based based learning systems it markets to colleges, schools and companies. Desire2Learn, launched in 1999, competes with companies like Blackboard and Instructure. It claims that 10 million learners at a range of institutions have made use of its technology, including some at big U.S. university systems.” Read more

Silk Launches New CSV Importer & Bookmarklet Tools

Silk, a company we have highlighted in the past, recently unveiled two new tools, the new CSV importer and the Silk bookmarklet. According to the company, “When you start a Silk site you can begin from scratch, but you might already have some data lying around. If this is the case, Silk makes your life a bit easier by offering the CSV Importer. This tool can automatically create a page for every row in a spreadsheet. You can use this for your own spreadsheets or for publicly available datasets. The only caveat is that your spreadsheet must be exported as a CSV file. CSV stands for Comma-Separated Values. It is the most common and easy way to format rows of data. Every well known spreadsheet program can export to this file format.” Read more

Invoke Showcases the Power of Next-Generation Business Intelligence

Paris, France, May 02, 2013 –(– In the form of a flexible, generic and taxonomy-driven solution that leverages the XBRL extension of the Oracle 11g XML database, XBRL Analyzer is the first application of its kind to release XBRL data from the technical arena and allow business end-users to regain control over their analysis needs. With XBRL Analyzer, the underlying technical sophistication of the XBRL standard is masked, and non-technical users can freely exploit and extract business-relevant information from mass volumes of highly-dimensional XBRL data that, without analysis, would be effectively devoid of value. Read more