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The Web is the Market

Consumers and businesses are quickly embracing the new forms of retail, a trend that further hastens the demise of the traditional retailer. Brick and mortar turned into online retail which when combined with social media has become Social Commerce. First Retail's tagline, "the web is the market" begs the question, 'How will Social Commerce mature from early attempts at recommendations, likes and influencers?'. Here's how we are thinking...

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Future Trends Forum: The Six C’s of Social Technologies

On December 14-16, 2011, the Fundación de la Innovación Bankinter held the XVII Future Trends Forum in Madrid. The distinguished conference brought together some 50 participants across industries who were eager to understand the relevance of social technologies to their companies. The Social Data Lab and First Retail Inc. were invited to participate as thought leaders for this meeting.

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Gartner Cool Vendor 2012

The team at First Retail is proud to announce that leading analyst firm Gartner has included First Retail in its 2012 list of Cool Vendors in Analytics and Business Intelligence. The report notes that "First Retail represents the crowded market of content analytics, but it was its machine learning that caught our attention."

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Gartner Cool Vendor 2012 - Analytics and Business Intelligence

FIRST RETAIL NAMED ONE OF FIVE “COOL VENDORS IN ANALYTICS AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE”

First Retail Selected for its coolness in adding structure to unstructured content through semantic matching, tagging and machine learning

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Semantic Retail

Why would a retailer care about the semantic web? Surely this is just another technology fad that the IT department can distract itself with instead of delivering faster transaction systems or more accurate and up-to-date reports. Not so. In fact it turns out semantic technology may enable robust solutions to your retail business users' most pressing problems.

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