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Factual Kicks Off Universal Translator for Places

Published on August 8, 2011
by Liz Gannes

Big data provider Factual has launched a new free API called Crosswalk that unites the mess of online place pages for various businesses. Fwix, Hunch, CityGrid, Citysearch, Urbanspoon, SimpleGeo, Loopt, GrubHub, Gogobot, OpenMenu, GreatSchools, Retailigence, HotelsCombined, Menuplatform and Allmenus are all contributing their entries (U.S. only for now) to Factual’s canonical database of URLs. This could open up cool opportunities to integrate and analyze data from the oh-so-many local reviews and social sites.

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