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 … Continued

Data Partnership with EMC Greenplum Chorus

Today, EMC announced their Greenplum Chorus toolset – a social and collaborative toolset for data science teams.  Greenplum Chorus enables data scientists to easily work together on datasets to quickly draw insights to drive business results.  We are thrilled to be a part of the Greenplum Chorus partner ecosystem.  Factual data is available through the Greenplum Chorus platform for data scientists to use with their own, existing data.  A key part of our mission at Factual is making data more accessible to data scientists, developers, and machines.  Integrations with platforms such as Greenplum Chorus add additional avenues for easy consumption of Factual data.

New Partnership with Geoloqi

We’re very excited to announce a new partnership with Geoloqi. Our Global Places API will be included in Geoloqi’s SDK, giving Geoloqi developer access to location data on 60 million places in 50 different countries. Full details on the partnership are below in Geoloqi’s press release:

SXSW Panel: Creating an Internet of Entities

If you are at SXSW this year, be sure to attend the panel discussion on “Creating an Internet of Entities”. Factual’s own Tyler Bell will be joined by Drew Vogel (Sunlight Foundation), George Oates (Internet Archive), and Pete Warden (Jetpak Inc) in a discussion on how they are all each working to create an Internet where real world entities can be referenced unambiguously. The panel is on Tuesday 3/13 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Sheraton Austin in Creekside I and II.  Full description:

Announcing the Data in a Box Developer Challenge

We’re excited to announce our latest developer challenge in partnership with Box. Box lets you store all of your content online, and makes it easy to access, manage and share your files from anywhere. For this challenge we want you to create an application that allows users to associate content on Box with locations in … Continued