Semantic Web Company Merges with Prominent European Player
December 3, 2012
We would like to note a significant combination that took place in Austria: Semantic Web Company announced on their Web site that “Semantic Web Company and punkt. netServices Have Merged.” Both companies, the article notes, are prominent players in the European semantic Web arena. The press release informs us:
“In 2004 Semantic Web Company was founded as a spin off of punkt. netServices [founded in 2001] to bring the semantic web and linked data technologies closer to the needs of companies, consumers, and the government sector. We have done a lot of basic research those past years, as well as project-pioneering with prospective customers and partners. Finally we have consolidated our knowledge and skills in that field. What was avantgarde in 2004 now has become bleeding edge technology in present days. A good moment to join efforts and bring together the two sisters.”
The merger combines the companies’ experts in semantic Web services, information management, enterprise software architecture, search engines, collaboration software, and agile Web development. Facing the need fit all these folks into one place, the newly combined Semantic Web Company has taken this opportunity to move its headquarters to a Vienna building designed by the acclaimed early-twentieth-century architect Adolf Loos. (I’m officially jealous.) The firm serves clients in a number of different industries, including pharmaceutical, energy, communications, and finance.
Cynthia Murrell, December 03, 2012