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Web Data Firm Vertical Knowledge Hires Jefferies Alt Data Head

Veteran web scraping firm Vertical Knowledge recruited the individual responsible for integrating alternative data into Jefferies equity research as it seeks to beef up its product line to drive growth.  ...
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After Six Years, LinkedIn Wins Web Scraping Case Against hiQ

After a marathon legal battle that went to the Supreme Court and hastened the demise of hiQ Labs, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that ...
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Alternative Data Firm Thinknum Raises Additional Capital

Thinknum Alternative Data, a leading source of web data, said it closed a new round of equity financing from existing investors, dispelling rumors of financial distress which surrounded the departure ...

Web Crawling for Data-Driven Decision-Makers

The following guest article was written by Dallán Ryan, Content & Advisory Lead, Data Strategy at Eagle Alpha, an alternative data aggregation platform that also provides supporting advisory services for data ...
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Co-Founder of Alternative Data Firm Thinknum Goes on Leave

Rumors of financial distress are swirling around Thinknum Alternative Data, a leading source of web data, as co-founder Justin Zhen went on leave and stopped responding to emails.  We hope ...

Ninth Circuit Rules (Again) in Favor of Web Scraping But LinkedIn Will Keep Litigating

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a federal anti-hacking law that bars unauthorized access to computer systems, does not ...

Alt Data Firm Quiver Quantitative Raises $2 million

Retail-oriented alternative data provider Quiver Quantitative closed a $2 million equity financing as it continues to add web-scraped datasets targeted to retail and institutional investors. Quiver Quantitative’s $2 million seed ...

Web Scraper YipitData Raises Nearly a Half-Billion Dollars

Not to be outdone by sentiment data provider Dataminr’s $475 million raise earlier this year, leading alternative data firm YipitData closed a Series E funding of up to $475 million, ...

US Supreme Court Remands LinkedIn vs hiQ to Appeals Court

Web harvesting concerns remain alive as the US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) vacated a lower court ruling favorable to web scraping, directing the lower court to reconsider the case in light ...
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Alt Data Firm Quiver Quantitative Launches Patent Database

Retail-oriented alternative data provider Quiver Quantitative released a new dataset of US patent data along with two metrics for measuring a company’s technological standing.  The firm has been adding datasets ...
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