open data

Stae helps cities take advantage of their data

Stae wants to help local governments collect, manage and process data about their infrastructure. The company just raised $1.5 million from Story Ventures, Fontinalis Partners and Samsung Next. I firs

Europe funds another data accelerator to get startups tackling societal problems

A new European Commission-funded startup accelerator, Data Pitch, is being launched today with the aim of connecting established businesses and organizations with lots of data with startups that might

SpaceNet satellite imagery repository launched by DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA on AWS

A consortium of companies, including DigitalGlobe, CosmiQ Works and NVIDIA, today launched SpaceNet, an open-data initiative aimed at improving image analysis tools. The data are being hosted by Ama

CERN releases 300TB of Large Hadron Collider data into open access

Cancel your plans for this weekend! CERN just dropped 300 terabytes of hot collider data on the world and you know you want to take a look.

The delayed revolution in digital financial services

Technology has transformed how we work, communicate and travel. In contrast, modern digital technology has not yet transformed financial services. Open data is the key to change in this sector of the

To Prevent Another Flint, Make All Open Data Machine Readable

The lead poisoning of the entire city of Flint, Michigan was preventable and should never have happened. Numerous pundits and industry experts have said this. Most of them, however, explain that if go

Open-Sourcing Data Is The Only Way Forward For An Advanced Internet Economy

The founder of all that we survey on the web, Tim Berners-Lee, said on this site a few years ago that, “Data is the New Links.” He argued that with the ever-expanding world of data-driven products

Digital Government Is The New Social Network

Recently, New York and Chicago, each a leader in two important municipal reforms -- the open data movement and centralized (311) call centers -- released requests asking the private sector to help the

France Announces An Ambitious New Data Strategy

After four long months of speculations and political maneuvering, the French Government finally announced that France is getting its first Chief Data Officer. While the name of the CDO is still unknow

France Joins Open Government Partnership

French minister Marylise Lebranchu announced earlier today at the Paris Conference that France is joining the Open Government Partnership. It’s the logical next step following France’s wor

How France’s Open Data Team Is Modernizing The French Government Through Data

A small team of 10 people called Etalab recently released a brand new version of Data.gouv.fr, France’s open data platform. Etalab essentially acted like a startup within the French government,

Europe Takes Another Step Towards An Open Data Directive

The EC has been banging the open data drum for a while now, launching its Open Data Strategy for Europe back in 2011. Today another step along the road to liberating government data across the region

HTML Pioneer Tim Berners-Lee Calls For More Online Innovation To Break Down Cultural Barriers And Build New Business Models

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the hyperlinked World Wide Web, isn't entirely happy with what he has helped to create -- and has thrown down the gauntlet to web developers to come up with more disru

Tim Berners-Lee’s Open Data Institute Gets Its First Outside Investment, $750K From The Omidyar Network To Top Up UK’s $16M

The <a target="_blank" href="http://www.theodi.org/">Open Data Institute</a>, a UK-based incubator and promoter of open-data businesses that was first conceived by Tim Berners-Lee and artificial inte

San Francisco Proposes Revised Open Data Legislation, Plans To Hire Chief Data Officer

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is unveiling proposed changes to the City of San Francisco's open data legislation today, creating more structure around how the city's data is shared with the public. Yo

Junar Nabs $1.2M To Help Government, Business Unlock Big Data

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/09/san-francisco-open-data/">Last month, San Francisco unveiled</a> a new <a href="https://data.sfgov.org/">cloud-based open data site</a> as part of its m

Clouds & APIs: Mayor Lee Unveils The San Francisco Open Data Cloud

With 30,000 tech jobs already in town and more (hopefully) on the way, San Francisco has been making a big push to make its city as friendly as possible to entrepreneurs. <a href="https://beta.techcru

Tim Berners-Lee advocates for open data

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ted-tbl-open-data.jpg" /><em>Sir</em> Tim Berners-Lee speaks at TED2010 about the value of open data.