Will Twitter Replace The Photojournalist?

Over the past two years the mainstream journalism world has increasingly turned to Twitter and Instagram for images of breaking events, using social media imagery alongside or in lieu of traditional photojournalists. Read The Full Article.

GDELT GEO 2.0 API Debuts!

We are immensely excited today to announce the debut of the first of the GDELT 2.0 APIs: the GDELT GEO 2.0 API! Two years in the making, this API takes everything we've learned from our original GeoJSON API, the lessons we've learned from more than a decade mapping the geography of text, and all of your […]

New York Times Magazine Cites Television Candidate Tracker

The New York Times Magazine's in-depth feature (both online and in print) on how CNN covered the Trump campaign over the course of the 2016 campaign season made use of data from the  2016 Campaign Television Tracker in an article titled "CNN Had a Problem. Donald Trump Solved It." Read The Article.

New GDELT 2.0 API Interactive Maps: ADM1

As geography becomes an ever more central modality for understanding the world around us, we've heard loud and clear from you that you want more ways of interacting with the immensely rich geographic tapestry that GDELT offers. Towards that end we're very excited to announce that the new GDELT 2.0 API suite will include advanced mapping capabilities, […]

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.