Which Web Servers Power Global News Imagery?

What 48 hours of global news images tell us about the most popular web servers powering news websites (NGINX is beating Apache and Varnish is quite popular), the new industry’s use of CDNs (they’re not as popular as you might think) and dynamic content targeting (when JPEGs become WEBP). Read The Full Article.

Recapping Google NEXT 2017: Deep Learning As A Service

Deep learning was a huge focus of Google’s annual cloud conference, from its hosted AI platform to the company’s myriad pre-built “just works right out of the box” services – the world’s most advanced AI systems are now just an API call away. Read The Full Article.

GDELT 3.0 And Using BigQuery And Streaming Google Cloud Storage For Logging

One of the most incredible aspects of working in Google's cloud environment is that no matter what you need, chances are Google likely has already built a tool to do it. As we role out GDELT 3.0 across our backend infrastructure, we've been particularly interested in increasing not only our realtime visibility into GDELT's myriad moving […]

Did Russia Just Run The World's Greatest Social Media Campaign?

If the accusations against Russia are to be believed, it masterfully wielded a few hundred trolls and a botnet or two to sway an American presidential election – what does this tell us about the ever-growing power of social media to shape how we think? Read The Full Article.

Recapping Google Next '17: Making Security Seamless

From its custom-designed Titan TPM and closed supply chains guarding its data centers to its instant 2-factor authentication and IAP and DLP offerings for the enterprise, security was a central theme of Google’s annual cloud conference this month. Read The Full Article.

VGKG 2.0 Adds Cloud Vision Web Detect

We are tremendously excited to announce today that over the past 24 hours we have completed the integration of Google Cloud Vision API's new Web Detect capability into the GDELT Visual Knowledge Graph! Web Detect is a truly game-changing new capability for the VGKG in that, combined with our file metadata extraction, we can now estimate […]

Google Cloud Next 2017

Having spent the past week at Google's Cloud Next 2017 conference we've gotten some incredible ideas to bring back to GDELT – stay tuned for some really amazing new announcements coming over the next month!

Google Cloud Next 2017 Inaugural Community Summit

Kalev spent the day today at the inaugural Google Cloud Next 2017 Community Summit, described as a gathering of "cloud insiders and developers alongside Google Cloud's engineering and executive leadership, plotting the future of cloud, un-conference style." We've come away with some incredible new ideas to bring back to GDELT, so stay tuned!

GDELT 2.0 APIs Coming Shortly!

We're excited to announce that starting in about a week we will begin rolling out the GDELT 2.0 APIs! These new APIs will support an incredible array of new capabilities, including for the first time making the Visual Knowledge Graph (VGKG) dataset available via API search as part of the new 2.0 Full Text API, allowing […]

Full Text Search API Migration To ElasticSearch Complete

We are happy to announce that earlier this afternoon we completed the final stages of the migration of the Full Text API to our new ElasticSearch infrastructure! No changes were made to functionality or interface and users should notice absolutely no difference other than the system being immensely faster now. Relevancy ranking should also be dramatically […]

GeoJSON API Migration To ElasticSearch

First announced in May 2015, our GeoJSON API has become an immensely popular way of visualizing and interacting with the geography of the global news media through GDELT. As part of our migration to our new ElasticSearch infrastructure, we will be slowly transitioning all of our legacy APIs to the new system before rolling out […]

Four Visualizations Exploring The Global Media Ecosystem

Four recent explorations showcase how GDELT, the largest open dataset ever created capturing the life of the world's media ecosystem, can be used to understand how the world's media functions and what it tells us of the world around us. They were even mentioned in the March 1st issue of the O'Reilly Data Newsletter!   Creating A […]