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Visual.ly , the team built from the infographics team behind Mint’s spectacular infographics, has raised $2 million in seed funding, led by Crosslink Capital , SoftTech and 500 Startups as well as angels Kapor Capital , Giza Ventures , Naval Ravikant , Mark Goines , Josh James and others. According to its financing release, Visual.ly has had 26K users sign up to be a part its beta (coming soon), over 300K infographics created, received over one million pageviews monthly to its website and has doubled the number of indexed infographics it hosts since it demoed in April. Pre-beta launch the company has already partnered up with media companies like The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, AskMen, CNNMoney, GOOD, The Economist, NASDAQ, Skype, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal to provide their infographics and data visualizations solutions.
IBM staff storyteller Chris Luongo has created a great infographic explaining the different ways that healthcare could become data driven in the future. The IBM Smarter Planet blog calls it Smarter Healthcare . We've embedded the infographic below in Microsoft's new web page viewer Zoom.it . Photo by Jeffrey Gluck The data mining part of this story is one of the most interesting to me. As one online resource has explained:
Posted: January 9th, 2013 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Linked Data and bibliographic metadata models © PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE Some time after I wrote “ UMR – Unified Metadata Resources “, I came across Chris Keene’s post “ Linked data & RDF : draft notes for comment “, “ just a list of links and notes ” about Linked Data, RDF and the Semantic Web, put together to start collecting information about “ a topic that will greatly impact on the Library / Information management world “.