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File Under "Bleedin' Obvious": Good Data Drives Sales

Nielsen Bookdata recently released a white paper/sales sheet on metadata enhancement which presents some real data on the direct link between deep accurate metadata and increased sales and long term revenue. Unsurprisingly, the document finishes by noting that BookData provides enhanced metadata services for a fee which, assuming publishers don't have the where with all to handle this very basic activity themselves, they would be well advised to contract with Nielsen (or someone similar).
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Rakuten links up with Alibaba’s Alipay payment service to increase its focus on China

Technology : The Next Web Blog (2 hours ago)

Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten is increasing its focus on China after it announced a partnership with Alipay, the Alibaba-affiliated payment platform, to make it easier for shoppers in China to buy goods from its global site. Raku... Read Post

Say What? Thanks To Digital Music, Album Sales Up For The First Time Since 2004

Technology : TechCrunch (3 years ago)

SoundScan, Nielsen's report that tracks point-of-purchase music sales across real and digital sources, was released today, and at long last contains a few rays of hope for the beleaguered music industry. The midyear sales data shows... Read Post

Common Crawl Corpus Update Makes Web Crawl Data More Efficient, Approachable For Users To Explore

Technology : SemanticWeb.com (2 years ago)

Common Crawl now is providing its 2012 corpus of web crawl data not just as.ARC files, but also is releasing the metadata files (JSON-based metadata with all the links from every page crawled, metatags, headers and so on) as well as... Read Post


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