Featured stories Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS Why should I pay to move to Windows 10? Tech that stole our heart or broke it Best Presidents’ Day 2019 deals: XPS 13, iPad, Apple Watch, Echo, Samsung TV, and more If you don’t know what OpenCorporates does, this is a good opportunity to learn. Whether directly or indirectly, chances are OpenCorporates has already been valuable to you in some way. OpenCorporates crawls the web and aggregates and structures information about corporate ownership and structure all over the world. Also: The web as a database: The biggest knowledge graph ever Its database contains information on nearly 165 million companies and counting. Although this information is almost entirely collected from the public domain, from places such as national business registries for example, having it all in one place is very useful. You can think of OpenCorporates as the Google of corporate information. Exploring corporate data and relationships OpenCorporates has been around since 2010. It was launched by Chris Taggart and Rob McKinnon, both veterans of the UK open data scene, as more-or-less a proof-of-concept, with three million companies in three jurisdictions (UK, Jersey, and Bermuda). It has now grown to 165 million companies from 130 jurisdictions. API, and made available via a dual licensing scheme. For commercial use, a fee is charged, while for non-commercial use access is free, and licensing is tailored for each use. OpenCorporates has worked with the likes of… [Read full story]
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