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Unlocking the Value of Open Data at RiseUp16

Open data boosting entrepreneurship at RiseUp16:

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We were glad to be present at RiseUp Summit again this year for the 4th time in a row

We always focus on introducing the latest technologies, sharing experiences, knowledge, resources and best practices with the dynamic entrepreneurs and startups for empowering this ecosystem in Egypt and the region.

We had 2 interesting events this Year at RiseUp16

Jointly with Access to Knowledge for development center (AUC School of Business) we conducted a workshop on December 11th introducing to the community “How Open data can boost social entrepreneurship”

How businesses can harness the power of data

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Access to knowledge team started the workshop by introductory remarks on Open data explaining the potential of open data and what it can be used for, giving examples of businesses sharing data, such as Telsa and they presented some case studies such as en2ly showcasing how can Open data improve the transportation sector in Cairo

And they highlighted how businesses can harness the power of data and that open data creates new business models that didn’t exist before

The semantic web is changing the way we use the internet

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Our own Fady Ramzy InsideOut CEO presented to the attendees the following:

  • The web has evolved “from web of pages to web of data”, Computers understand the meaning of what we publish on the web.
  • The types of data on the internet and how to structure the content over the web in terms of open data
  • How content classification enables content discovery and creates alternatives entry points and routes for contents

And Fady highlighted 

  • The key to break the internet is to tell stories and distribute it in an efficient way
  • “Data is the current oil.” If we get data we can create new business models and change the world
  • He presented the Linked open data project for Enel Electrified Vehicle charging Network and here is fady’s presentation  during the workshop
  • He advised attendees to build their own dataset using WordPress as WordPress CMS is still number 1
  • And he explained to attendees how to  structure content on WordPress using open data technology such as Wordlift

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Fady also presented a demo about Wordlift to inspire social entrepreneurs in this untapped area of massive opportunities

What is Wordlift?

wordlift-logoWordLift, by Insideout group, is a content analysis and recommendation tool for WordPress. It is a tool for publishers, newspapers and magazines to organize their content in a meaningful way, expose it better to search engines, boost their user base, website traffic, advertising and above all user experience and accordingly revenues.

Wordlift adds semantics annotations and combines information publicly available as linked open data to support editorial workflow learn more about it here

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The workshop was really interesting and attendees were highly engaged and The hashtag #Opendata went trending during the workshop

Live Streaming Karm Solar annual forum

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Karm Solar launched its Annual Forum as RiseUp’s first satellite event. KarmSolar is a solar technology and integration company that delivers innovative solar solutions to the agricultural, industrial, tourism and business sectors. Since its founding in 2011, KarmSolar has been Egypt’s largest private off-grid solar energy integrator, with exceptional experience in developing its award winning high-capacity solar pumping stations

The Forum featured a series of major announcements, keynote speakers and showcases

We had great pleasure to provide Karm Solar with Live streaming over their Facebook page, which had great impact by putting their online audience at the heart of the event.

 

 

Blending The Digital Video Business with Web 3.0 – Helping Business Grow with Visual Story Telling!

What’s Web 3.0

Web 3.0 is the next step in the evolution of the Internet and Web applications, The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries “Wikipedia”

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Web 3.0 is changing the way we use the Internet, Computers understand the meaning of what we publish on the Web
Learn about the concept of Web 3.0 and Web 3.0 development here is a full introduction to web 3.0

Why Digital Video Business is important in the Web 3.0 ERA

Now we’re entering Web 3.0 Era, which is mobile, In this Era we should be prepared for the challenges and adapt to the big shift and the tremendous change to save time and improve work quality . The Mobile Web 3.0 has elements that build upon prior eras, but it also has several distinct and different elements from what’s come before.  Some of these distinct elements of the Mobile Web 3.0 era include real-time, ubiquitous (always connected, always with you), location aware, sensors, tailored, smaller screen, and high quality camera and audio.

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How we are Blending the digital Video Business with Web 3.0

Proudly the year 2014 & 2015 was a tech evolutionary years of Our InsideOut Group introducing a new wave of semantic technologies aiming to integrate real-time data through different platforms:

Our semantic Innovative Products:

Wordlift:

Wordlift is a WordPress Plug-in to organize post and pages adding facts, text and media to build beautifully structured web sites.WordLift publishes your content as Linked Open Data following Tim Berners-Lee‘s Linked Data PrinciplesWordLift is a semantic editor for WordPress.

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WordLift adds semantic annotations and combines information publicly available as linked open data to support the editorial workflow by suggesting relevant information, images and links.

Download Wordlift now and reach your maximum potential audience

HelixWare Online Video Platform:

HelixWare is a robust streaming platform that makes online video publishing easy, turns WordPress into a Video Hosting platform, supports live and makes videos discoverable, searchable, and beautifully organized.

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Helixware is the streaming platform built for live & on-demand streaming. Its customers are online publishers, hosting providers, telco providers, broadcasters & TV stations as well as media startups

Try out HelixWare for Free!

Helping Business Grow with Video:

InsideOut Today has always the commitment to Support the community As part of Our Corporate entrepreneurship Responsibility to support entrepreneurship in all fields with continuously sharing knowledge and experience about the Latest digital media Technologies and the best practices for Digital media and social marketing

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We are super excited to be an active partner for Riseup Summit for the third in year in a row! This year, the summit’s slogan is “The world is coming to Cairo” and on the opposite side we shall be broadcasting the summit to the whole world! Our main support to riseup is that we are providing HD live streaming for the main sessions and workshops. We shall also be doing an interesting workshop about personal branding on the 13th so we wish to see you all there. Stay tuned on this page for more updates to come!

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Following RiseUp we are holding a meetup about Online Video Business in the Web 3.0 Era!

How to Start a Blog (Part1) – Infographic

What is a blog? A Very simplified definition

A blog is a frequently updated online personal journal or diary. It is a place to express yourself to the world. A place to share your thoughts and your passions as well as valuable experience with your audience.

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How is Business Blogging different from Regular Blogging?

A Business blog is a marketing channel (just like Social media, direct mail, email marketing, etc.) that helps support business growth, Business Blogging is a marketing tactic that uses the art of story telling as the spotlight to attract more online visibility to your business; Business Blogging increases support of business growth. By writing about interesting subjects relating to your business field, you become a trust worthy source of information and a SME (subject matter expert) and this can easily drive traffic to your website and provide opportunities for that traffic to convert into business leads

Why Blogging is important?

Blogging is no longer just an individual’s hobby; it has become an influential tool for today business. It has created an even playing field among businesses, allowing new business and small entities to compete with the top companies Blogs.

Blogging have become an essential part of Today’s digital Era.

And here We are glad to present a series of blog posts about blogging how to start, the Marketing strategy and the importance of blogging!

So let’s start with the first steps for starting a blog

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TRY OUT TODAY our new product WordLift 3.0 A Dynamic Semantic Publishing for WordPress, that can enrich your blog posts and gives you better visibility over search engines, thus boosting the traffic to your blog!

Here you can find a detailed step by step Guide for the important plugins for WordPress

And here is a very interesting summary from #IOTTT Twitter chat we held few months ago about Travel Blogging containing very useful advices about how to start a blog and the marketing strategy for blogs

Stay tuned next week with Part 2 The effective Marketing strategy for blogging!

And Part 3 Why blogging is important for your business?

WordLift: Meaningful Navigation and Content Recommendation for News Sites

A great time to present WordLift v3 and the work we’re doing in MICO for the Video News showcase at the European Semantic Web Conference 2015 that is taking place these days (31th May – 4th June) in Portoroz, Slovenia . 

WordLift is a WordPress plugin which aims to enhance web publishing with semantic capabilities, allowing non technical people (e.g. a blogger or a journalist) to integrate linked data in their ordinary workflow and assist them in crafting compelling new contents. Designed and developed by InsideOut10, WordLift is a software module being used in the validation of MICO an RTD project for providing cross-media analysis tools to online multimedia producers.

Piero Savastano has been attending the conference and had his presentation at the Developer Workshop (here is a link to our paper and a great blog post Piero has published on the MICO website).

If you’re working in the news and media sector get in touch with our team in Cairo and find out more about our smart content solutions (send an email to sales[at]insideout.today).

WordLift adds support for Google in-depth articles on your WordPress site

We’re happy to announce we’ve been releasing WordLift 2.6 to help you mark-up your pages on your WordPress self-hosted website using the schema.org tags required by Google for in-depth articles. Here is the official announcement from the Google Inside Search blog: the goal of in-depth articles is to provide users with a richer experience on the Google search page by highlighting articles that provide a wider overview on the topic being searched. These articles show up when approaching broad topics such as “love”, “happiness” and a lot more including “Italy”, “Egypt”, “blogging” or even famous personalities like “Steve Jobs” (and very few others at this stage). If you’re interested in understanding more how in-depth articles can help you drive traffic to your site you shall read this post on the Redlink’s blog – else simply jumpstart on it by going through the following steps:

Results are rewarding and this:

can turn into this:

Enjoy editing using WordLift!

WordLift 2.5 – Linking WordPress to the Linked Data Cloud [SLIDES]

How WordLift can supercharge your WordPress blog!

WordLift presented in Leipzig

WordLift presented as semantic technology for the enterprise

Presentation at the Multilingual Linked Open Data conference held today at the Leipzig University went very well: WordLift and Apache Stanbol generated good interest from the Semantic Web crowd attending the event.

For more information: click here.

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