Distil.it, a cloud-based platform that aims to help businesses quash web scraping and other nefarious web-born fraud, announced today that it has landed $1.8 million in seed financing. Investors in the round included ff Venture Capital, Idea Fund Partners, CIT, Piedmont RIA, Cloud Power Fund and TechStars. What has investors intrigued? Distil.it co-founder and CEO Rami Essaid believes that… → Read More
Another development in the ongoing Craigslist data scraping story: Craigslist has added in a new proviso for those posting ads, telling them that Craigslist now becomes the “exclusive licensee” of the content in that ad.
“Clicking ‘Continue’ confirms that craigslist is the exclusive licensee of this content, with the exclusive right to enforce copyrights against anyone copying, republishing… → Read More
Earlier today, news broke that Craigslist has taken legal action against PadMapper and Craigslist API creator 3Taps — after an ongoing disagreement over the scraping of Craigslist data to use in a third-party service (3Taps became PadMapper’s partner for data acquisition after PadMapper got the initial C&D). We’ve also found out that at least one other developer has been getting cease &… → Read More