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If your company has even ONE developer dedicated to web data collection, you are wasting precious resources

The state of the economy in general, and of tech in particular, is leading many CEOs to put budget cut pressure on Information Technology execs. This article aims to help IT leaders improve their bottom lines by offering a more strategic approach to operational web data collection outsourcing

Shooting ourselves in the foot? Why we willingly killed 10% of our network

Bright Data believes in transparent and ethical practices, especially when it comes to dealing with users who make up its Residential peer network. To ensure compliance, we use advanced monitoring protocols and partner with top anti-virus companies. Sometimes, we make decisions which might seem a little crazy, like hurting our own network. That is what this post is about.
Web Data powering e-commerce

Mystery shoppers are so 2000 and late. Web data is the future of e-commerce.

We sat down with Charmagne Cruz from Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, to discuss how the online conglomerate uses public web data to drive forward the company’s success as well as carve out a large section of the Asian e-commerce market.
Qualitative data collection methods

Qualitative data collection methods

Quantitative pertains to numbers such as competitor product fluctuations, while qualitative pertains to the ‘narrative’ such as audience social sentiment regarding a particular brand. This article explains all the key differences between the two, as well as offering tools to quickly and easily obtain target data points
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What is a reverse proxy

Reverse proxies can serve as a more efficient encryption tool, helping attain distributed load balancing, as well as locally caching content, ensuring that it is delivered quickly to data consumers. This article is your ultimate guide to reverse proxies
What is a private proxy

What is a private proxy

Private proxies offer better security, increased privacy, and a 99.9% success rate at a higher price. Shared proxies are considerably more cost-efficient options for target sites with simpler site architectures. This guide will help you understand the major differences whilst making the right choice for your business.
How to parse JSON data with Python

How to parse JSON data with Python

Here is your ultimate ‘quick, and dirty’ guide to JSON syntax, as well as a step-by-step walkthrough on ‘>>> importing json’ to Python, complete with a useful JSON -> Python dictionary of the most commonly used terms, making your life that much easier
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