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New Hotel Data From Factual

We’re pleased to announce that Factual has released the first version of our Extended Attributes for Hotels. This dataset contains an additional 38 attributes for over 115,000 hotels, motels, B&Bs, and other lodgings in the United States, released in beta. While Factual Places Data contains the core attributes such as name, location, address and phone number,...

Heads-Up: New Categories for Global Places On-Deck

This is a quick heads-up to Factual developers and data partners to note that we will shortly be making significant changes to how our Global Places are categorized. The Reasoning: Our current categorization is based entirely on strings and does not use IDs; this makes queries cumbersome, locks us into a single language, and ossifies the...

Factual in the New York Times

Factual featured on the front-page of the New York Times Business Section yesterday: Just the Facts. Yes, All of Them It provides a great overview of the company and our CEO Gil Elbaz. A few choice extracts: “If all data was clear, a lot fewer people would subtract value from the world,” [Gil] says. “A lot...

Factual PHP Driver

We are pleased to report the availability of the official PHP driver for the Factual API. This driver wraps our Read, Crosswalk, Resolve, and Schema APIs, providing five-line access to our 55 million global places and other structured data. Examples Getting Started: First, get an API key from Factual. Add your oauth key and secret to...

A Globally Transparent API

We’ve been globalizing our services over the last few months at Factual to better serve the needs of a borderless Internet: all global place data is now accessible via a single API endpoint, and we’ve added two new countries, China and Canada. With this announcement, Factual is the only service in the world where developers can...