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APIs what are they good for?

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Sep 29, 2016 10:36:28 AM

 Absolutely everything.   You may not be familiar with the play on the song lyrics but the statement is true. If you are in computer science, you are likely familiar with APIs.  If not, then you probably think APIs are something only computer science people use.  In truth we all interact with APIs and probably use them every day.

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Topics: API, content integration

AYCE is not for everyone

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Sep 14, 2016 9:45:00 AM

All You Can Eat (AYCE) is often a phrase that makes me think of Chinese food buffets or buffalo wing specials on game days.  In other words, I think of food but the AYCE concept applies to many other areas as well.  One of these happens to be something my company offers, a subscription based news service.  For a single subscription price you can consume as much information as you want.   We process over 300K business news stories every day.  Who’s going to read 300K news stories?  No one would but you could, right? 

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Topics: content evaluation, content optimization, business relevance, data science

3 factors of smart news

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Sep 1, 2016 12:19:14 PM

It's that time of year when the kids are heading back to school so its seemed like good time for a news primer.  When it comes to making decisions on behalf of your business, there are 3 key news factors to consider: speed, accuracy and reliability.

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Topics: speed, Business Intelligence, News, taxonomy, decision making

What I Learned From My Summer Internship

Posted by Abby Katz on Aug 25, 2016 2:48:27 PM

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Ah, yes the infamous summer internship. For the past three months, I spent my summer as a marketing intern at Acquire Media. Not only has Acquire Media been an amazing company to work for, but I have gained valuable skills that I know will help me to pursue a career in marketing. Here are my top 3 pieces of advice for others looking to pursue a summer internship.

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Going For The Gold

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Aug 17, 2016 10:17:09 AM

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It’s that time of the year again… the summer Olympics. When this time of the year rolls around, it seems like everyone and their mother is a fan of Olympic swimming. I mean how can you not be?! I’m not going to lie, watching Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps smash world records definitely makes me question what I’m doing sitting on the couch with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s.

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From Artificial Intelligence to Taxonomies

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Aug 9, 2016 11:43:46 AM

Artificial intelligence or “AI” is all over the news lately. We hear about various forms of automated machines and other types of futuristic inventions. Artificial intelligence refers to “the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages” (Russel & Norvig, 2003). So what exactly does that mean?

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Distinguishing Sentiment from Impact

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Aug 2, 2016 2:21:09 PM

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At its core, the stock market is a combination of all people’s analysis and outlooks but also their fear and desires. Regardless of whether you are crunching numbers or using your instincts, news indirectly affects the stock market to a great degree.

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How Twitter Changed The Game

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Jul 26, 2016 10:40:11 AM

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10 years ago, if you told me I had 140 characters or less to convey a message to the world, I’d say you’re crazy. I’d think you’re even crazier if you told me major companies like Macys and news outlets like CNN would utilize Twitter as one of the first places to break information. But, its 2016 and I’m not calling you crazy. Let’s face it twitter has completely revolutionized the world. Specifically, it has had a rippling effect on the communication of information all across the corporate world. Often times, Twitter is the first place where news breaks, making it a reliable source for discovering and processing information. How exactly has Twitter done this?

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Using Events in the News to Your Advantage

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Jul 19, 2016 10:14:38 AM

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There’s no denying that there is a relationship between events in the news and changes in the stock markets. Often it is these events reported in the news that drive market changes. You may be thinking to yourself, wouldn’t it be the other way around? In this week’s blog post, lets explore how specific events in the news have the ability to elicit change in the markets.

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The Benefits of Twitter for Traders

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Jul 14, 2016 10:50:36 AM

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Over the years, Twitter has become an increasingly popular platform to curate and communicate information. There are a variety of communities and audiences who benefit from the real-time stream of information provided through Twitter. Specifically, the trading community is one group that Twitter offers immense benefits to. Most of the time traders are using Twitter to stay informed with the latest events in the stock market. This could involve the monitoring of acquisitions, merges, company changes, and or the buying and selling of shares. Twitter has become an increasingly powerful and crucial tool for traders to monitor their investments.

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