Factual and Facebook Partner to Improve Location Data Across Facebook

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Facebook. Facebook will be using our Global Places data, including Restaurants and Hotels extended attributes, in order to help enrich and improve the quality of Facebook’s US places data. This data will be used across many features in Facebook including Facebook Business Pages, places search, Check Ins, and Place Tips.

Strictly Tagged Clojure

This summer I’ve been an intern at Factual, and this is an experience report from the semiannual internal hackathon where Alan ‘amalloy’ Malloy and I experimented with using Alexander Yakushev’s Skummet fork of Clojure to emit lean(er) bytecode.