Crawling the Dark Web to Detect the Next Market

Crawling the Dark Web to Detect the Next Market

Over the past few days, the internet has been abuzz with talk of the recent blows dealt by law enforcement to two major dark web “marketplaces”, AlphaBay and Hansa market; and the […]

Can Data Science Deliver a Fake News Detector?

Can Data Science Deliver a Fake News Detector?

Regardless of your political opinion, fake news has dominated the conversation since the 2016 US presidential election. The crux of the problem is that the very definition of what qualifies as fake […]

The Hackathon Award for Best API Mashup Goes to…

The Hackathon Award for Best API Mashup Goes to…

Competitive programming competitions, commonly referred to as Hackathons, offer a great opportunity for new talent to show what they can do. Much like professional sports, industry leaders send recruiters to scout out […]

Webz.io API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Webz.io API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Last February, co-authors Leiff Azopardi and James Maxwell completed the latest edition of their book Tango with Django. It presents an excellent step-by-step approach to learning Python on the popular Django framework […]

How to Use Online Review Ratings to Crush the Market

How to Use Online Review Ratings to Crush the Market

Sifting through millions of posts on review sites presents both a massive undertaking and an incredible opportunity for influencer marketing. Some of the most successful app makers are capitalizing on that oppotunity. Use […]

How web data saves lives, identifies threats, and brings criminals to justice

How web data saves lives, identifies threats, and brings criminals to justice

The Webz.io team will remember February 13th 2017 primarily because of the opportunity to present at i-HLS Big Data alongside Fortune 500 leaders including IBM, SAP, and Dell. Over 500 participants convened […]

How to use rated reviews for sentiment classification

How to use rated reviews for sentiment classification

Sentiment classification is a fascinating use case for machine learning. Regardless of complexity – you need two core components to deliver meaningful results; a machine learning engine and a significant volume of […]

How to access, cite, and defend web datasets in academic research

How to access, cite, and defend web datasets in academic research

We’re used to getting questions about accessing structured web data. But recently, we’ve been fielding a different kind of use case.  Researchers and scientists have been asking about data citation conventions and how […]

Can Crawled Web Data Tell the Future?

Can Crawled Web Data Tell the Future?

Robert Tercek’s book Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World recently recently won GetAbastract’s 2016 International Book of the Year award at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Based in Hollywood, Robert has […]

Web Data Visualization of The Hillary Clinton Top 100 Network Graph

Web Data Visualization of The Hillary Clinton Top 100 Network Graph

The web data business can get pretty tricky, especially when your job is to extract the broadest possible dataset from the planet’s biggest database. Last week, Webz.io CEO Ran Geva ran a […]