MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Applications Technology LLC (“AppTek”) (www.apptek.com), through its foundersMohammad Shihadah and Mudar Yaghi, today announced that it has acquired the Omnifluent Human Language Technology software and related business from Leidos, Inc. The intellectual property includes automated speech recognition and machine translation software tools that allow for bi-directional and uni-directional language pairs encompassing more than thirty languages and numerous dialects. Read more
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DATAVERSITY and Wilshire Conferences acquire SemanticWeb.com and Semantic Technology and Business Conference
[LOS ANGELES, OCT. 24, 2013] DATAVERSITY Education LLC, a subsidiary of Wilshire Conferences, Inc. today announced the acquisition of the publishing and conference assets of the Semantic Technology and Business (SemTechBiz) Conferences and the SemanticWeb.com web site, from Mediabistro, Inc.
“We are pleased to be engaging again with the community of semantic technology professionals through these two high quality media channels” said Tony Shaw, CEO of DATAVERSITY. “Semantic technology is an ideal match with our DATAVERSITY subject matter portfolio which is focused primarily on the areas of enterprise data and big data.”
An agreement has been reached for Eric Franzon, the current Editor of SemanticWeb.com and Program Chair for the SemTechBiz Conference, to continue his role.
Further details regarding future business plans will be made available over the coming weeks. For questions, please contact Tony Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATAVERSITY™ provides resources for information technology (IT) professionals, executives and business managers to learn about the uses and management of data. Our worldwide community of practitioners, advisers and customers participates in, and benefits from, DATAVERSITY’s educational conferences, discussions, articles, blogs, webinars, certification, news feeds and more. Members enjoy access to a deep knowledge base of presentations, research and training materials, plus discounts off many educational resources including webinars and conferences. For more information please visit: www.DATAVERSITY.net or email: email@example.com.
SemanticWeb.com is the voice of Semantic Technology Business: Linked Data, Big Data, Smart Data. We cover news about how companies are making money, saving money, and solving Big Data challenges using Semantic Technologies. SemanticWeb.com is the leading source for news and information about Semantic Technologies and the people and companies working with them today. Industry news, case studies and practical applications, company and product announcements, job postings, opinion, webcasts, podcasts, and a community-run Q&A platform called “Answers” are all found at SemanticWeb.com.
David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “Intel has bought a Spanish ‘intelligent dialog’ firm called Indisys, in what appears to be the chipmaker’s latest foray into artificial intelligence and next-generation interface systems. The Spanish website Hemerotek said the deal was at a valuation of $30-35 million. Seville-based Indisys has a variety of products ranging from e-learning to semantic search, though its core product is virtual assistant software that is used by customers such as the retailer El Corte Inglés. The virtual assistant can virtually assist people over the phone or in a slightly creepy avatar format for websites. Intel had previously invested €3.2 million ($4.24 million) in Indisys in November 2012.” Read more
TORONTO, July 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Sprylogics International, (“Sprylogics” or “the Company”) the international provider of innovative mobile search and messaging monetization services announces that, further to the Company’s press release of May 31, 2013, it has signed a definitive share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) to acquire Poynt Inc (“Poynt”). Closing of the acquisition is scheduled to occur on or before July 15, 2013. Closing of the acquisition of Poynt by Sprylogics remains subject to satisfactory completion of all closing conditions as set out in the Agreement, including receipt of all third-party and regulatory approvals. Read more
PARIS and COLUMBIA, Maryland, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — TEMIS, the leading provider of Semantic Content Enrichment solutions for the Enterprise, announced today that they have acquired the US-based i3 Analytics, a provider of advanced data analytics and visualization technologies, for an undisclosed amount.
Founded in 2011 and employing former NIH (National Institutes of Health) engineers, i3 Analytics provides the award-winning Biopharma Navigator, a Software-as-a-Service platform that charts the biopharma landscape based on Life Sciences open data. Providing customers with tailor-made, relevant and intuitive visualization maps, the i3 Analytics’ Biopharma Navigator enables Life Sciences professionals to work faster, provide critical information to their peers, and make fast and informed clinical, regulatory, and business decisions. Read more
TORONTO, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Sprylogics International, the international provider of innovative mobile search and messaging monetization services announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Poynt Inc. (“Poynt”).
Under the terms of the deal, Sprylogics will provide the following consideration to the owners of Poynt: (i) issue a two (2) year note in the amount of $2.5 Million (CDN) with an annual interest rate of 6.5% payable quarterly in cash and / or stock, which will be secured against the assets of Poynt; and (ii) issue up to $500,000 in Sprylogics shares. Additionally, the current owners of Poynt will retain a 10% interest in the exploitation of Poynt patents. Sprylogics will assume liabilities and fees associated with the purchase transaction as well as costs associated with management of the assets. The parties have further agreed that under certain circumstances within the deal structure, payment of the$2.5 Million (CDN) may be accelerated. Read more
CHICAGO, IL and STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN–(Marketwired – May 6, 2013) – EPiServer, a global software provider for innovative ecommerce and digital marketing solutions, today announced its acquisition of Swedish search provider, Euroling. Following the acquisition, EPiServer will continue to support the customers and partners of the wholly-owned subsidiary of Euroling. Because the two organizations have joint stakeholders, the acquisition allows for improvements to operational efficiencies and presents opportunities for consolidation. Read more
Greg Sterling of Search Engine Land reports, “Yahoo and Jybe announced that the latter was being acquired by the former. Jybe, which I had not heard of previously, is described by Yahoo as ‘a personalized recommendation company founded with the vision to help people find the things they love to do based on what’s trending in their social circles.’ It sounds like a ‘social search’ or ‘social discovery’ app. Indeed, all five Jybe team members are former search people — and former Yahoo employees: ‘As part of this acquisition, we’re welcoming an extremely talented group of engineers and data scientists who will join Yahoo!’s platform organization, focused on targeting and personalization. This will be a ‘coming home’ for the team — all five are former Yahoos. Arnab Bhattacharjee was the VP of Yahoo!’” Read more
A new article reports, “Internet firm Info Edge, which owns job portal Naukri.Com, today said it has acquired software developer MakeSense Technologies for Rs 8 crore. ‘The Company has acquired MakeSense Technologies Private limited for about Rs 80 million,’ Info Edge said in a filing to the BSE. MakeSense Technologies has developed proprietary software for semantic search, which will augment search capabilities for both recruiters and job seekers, principally on the company’s portal Naukri.Com, it added.” Read more
According to a release out of the company, “Parta Dialogue, a leader in social media optimization, analytics and Social Learning, announces today that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire MyTwatch, a private Paris-based e-intelligence and social marketing technology company.” Parta Dialogue CEO Paul Allard commented, “This acquisition is an important step for us in building out the most robust offering in the market for brands and companies to win at digital social media strategy. MyTwatch’s proprietary listening technology and semantic analysis round out our strengths in creating, distributing and measuring social media content. With the capability to execute in 6 languages, their platform will become a key aspect in our effort to attract customers globally.” Read more
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