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Factualites Help Out At Local Webslam

On April 12, Factual’s own Ben, Eric, Melanie, Molly, and Morgan headed to Los Angeles Trade Tech College to volunteer at the YouthBuild Charter School of California’s first ever WebSlam. The event, part of the school’s “STEM Initiative,” gave students the opportunity to implement newly learned CSS and HTML skills to create websites from scratch for...

On the Road Again: Viewing American Business Travel through a Mobile Lens

We are a truly mobile society. In 2013, Americans traveled nearly 600 billion passenger miles domestically by air alone1. Wherever we go, we take our mobile devices with us. Factual’s Geopulse Audience uses location data from mobile devices to develop insight about users’ behavior. I analyzed data from our partner, Smaato, to examine the behavioral patterns...

Keeping Up With the Times — Quarterly Changes in Factual's Global Places Data

At Factual, we’re obsessed with data quality. The real world is constantly changing, so we continually update our Global Places data to ensure that it is the most accurate representation of reality possible. That means adding new businesses that pop up, removing ones that have closed, and updating attributes of those that have changed (like a...

The Mobile Revolution and Opportunities for Big Data – Gil Elbaz at Startup Grind 2014 [Video]

Factual founder and CEO Gil Elbaz spoke at Startup Grind in Mountain View, CA this past February. Listen to his talk about the great possibilities that arise from today’s influx of new data from mobile.

A Bar by Any Other Name

Do you know how your favorite local bar got its name? Have you ever wondered why some towns have a wealth of taverns while others feature cafes or saloons? Using Factual’s data and a little research, I took a closer look at the menu of bar names across the US to see what I could find....