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Factual Sponsoring Data in Sight & Web Mining Hack Day

We wanted to let you know about two cool hackathons Factual is co-sponsoring this weekend! First up is data in sight: making the transparent visual, a hands-on data visualization competition taking place in San Francisco on June 24-26. The competition is open to coders, programmers, scientists, and anyone else with a passion for bringing data to...

Gil At Data Scientist Summit [Video]

As we blogged about in an earlier post, Gil spoke at the Data Scientist Summit in Las Vegas last month. The one-day event brought together technologists, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and data scientists to share their thinking on big data. A video of Gil’s session,Top Dataset Masters – Major Mashups in Action, was recently posted online. If...

Factual to Participate in HAPI Hack Weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Factual is participating in HAPI Hack Weekend, a hackathon focused on building innovative applications using APIs. The 3-day event will take place at TokBox’s HQs in San Francisco from Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th. The event brings together designers and developers for a chance to win prizes,...

Factual Focus Group: Monday, February 1st

On Monday, February 1st, we will be hosting a focus group to introduce some new features that we have been working on. We are inviting a select group of developers to attend. We will introduce the beta version of our Javascript API and visualization widgets. We would like to invite you to take part and offer...

Google Phones

Santa Claus came slightly late to the Factual office this year… but it was worth the wait! This morning, each Factual employee came into the office to discover that “someone” (as in our CEO Gil) had given us our very own Nexus One mobile phone! As you may know, Google released its Nexus One phone earlier...