Automattic is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). The company’s name plays on its founder’s first name Matt Mullenweg.
The Next Web (aka TNW) is an organization that has the mission to spread the tech culture, inform people who are interested in technology and helps them to connect with each other. It was founded in 2006, when the first edition of TNW Conference took place, and now it manages several initiatives focused on international technology news, business and culture.
Today the company owns five main divisions:
- TNW News: the media branch of the company, one of the most interesting, trustworthy and rich blogs about tech
- TNW Events: the division that organizes the TNW Conference, TNW Mobile Conference, TNW Bowlr and Kings of Code.
- Index: a market intelligence platform, that aims to connect startups and companies around tech (for instance, see WordLift page on the Index)
- TNW Deals: the commercial branch of the company, where tech lovers can find deals for their needs (gadgets, courses and web services)
- TQ: a 6.000 m² tech hub for startups.
WordLift is an innovative startup based in Rome whose mission is to transform the Web into digital libraries. After several years in the making, it combined semantic technologies and natural language processing in one product to help publishers engage their audiences through data.
WordLift turns WordPress into a semantic CMS, creating a Knowledge Graph for blogs and websites.
How does it work?
The knowledge graph is published as linked data and is used to:
- organize the content of the website,
- provide meaningful content recommendations to readers,
- add machine readable metadata.
Developers can run expressive and powerful SPARQL queries across the knowledge graph and create smart agents and bots.
WordLift data is automatically interlinked with DBpedia, Freebase, Wikidata or any other dataset provided by the user.
Google Inc. is an American multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products.
These include Google Search, cloud computing, software and online advertising technologies.
Most of its profits derive from AdWords. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Together they own about 16 percent of its stake. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998.
IKS (Interactive Knowledge Stack) is an open source community, whose research projects have being financed by the EU and focused on building an open and flexible technology platform to semantically enhance any Content Management System (CMS).
How a semantic CMS can improve your blog or website?
- Putting your content in context. Thanks to content annotations a semantic CMS like WordLift creates meaningful relations between your content and other Linked Data.
- Supporting your writing process. As immediate advantage of annotations you will have more facts and context data, to support your creative process.
- Suggesting relevant connections to your readers. Creating a network of relationships enhances the user experience, helping your public gain a deeper understanding of your content. As a result, users will spend significantly more time on your blog.
- Boosting your SEO results. Semantic mark-up helps your blog communicate in a language that machines understand, therefore you can achieve better results with search engines.
- Getting your website ready for voice search. A semantically enhanced CMS, by feeding machines with structured data, enables intelligent agents to process the information on your website and serve it to humans.