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Relaunching the Geopulse API as Geopulse Context

In May 2012, we launched the Geopulse API product to help developers understand the demographic and commercial context of any point on the earth.  Over the past year we have learned from our users what is important to them in a contextual platform, and how they use it to personalize a mobile experience. Today, we are...

1.9 Million More US Places

We recently released a new build of our US data that added an additional 1.9 million places, bringing the total from 24.7 million to to 26.6 million. These 26.6 million places were built from 539 million references, up from 521 million reference used in our last release. This increases our Global Places count from 64 million...

Factual Places Now Available in SIC & NAICS

Factual Places are classified into 440 consumer-facing categories. However, as many of our data partners still employ Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, and their more recent replacement, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, we have provided a mapping between Factual categories and these Government standards. The files are tab-delineated text files, and can be opened...

MIT Technology Review Names Factual One of 50 Disruptive Companies in 2013

I’m excited to announce that Factual has been selected as one of MIT Technology Review’s 2013 50 Disruptive Companies in the field of Internet and Digital Media.  We were nominated by MIT Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that have demonstrated original and valuable technology over the past year, are bringing that technology to market...

Announcing Two New Attributes for Global Products: Manufacturer and Average Price

Today we’re excited to announce the latest update to our Global Products dataset.  This release includes the addition of two new attributes that many of our partners have been asking for: manufacturer and average price. Manufacturer The connections between brands and manufacturers may sometimes seem like a complicated web.  By tying together the many brands and...