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Norway: The small country with big e-commerce opportunities.

The Nordic region, characterized by technologically demanding populations, high Internet penetration, and consumers’ preferences for online shopping, throws valuable hints on the trends, forces, and customer needs that guide the development of the ecommerce industry. The report E-commerce in the Nordics 2012 claimed that the Nordic customers made €11 billion worth of online purchases in 2011. With Norwegians contributing about €3 billion to this amount, it becomes highly desirable for e-commerce companies to gain deeper insight into the Norwegian e-commerce industry.

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WTM 2012: Carsten Kraus gives insights into the semantic search

World Travel Market 2012:  05-08 November 2012

Visitors to this year’s World Travel Market in London had a chance to participate in a particularly interesting seminar, namely in “Search Engine Update 2012”. The host Paul Richer, Senior Partner Genesys invited three prestigious experts: Carsten Kraus, Founder & CEO of FACT-Finder, Nate Bucholz, Industry Head of Travel Google UK, and Andrew Jones, Head of Account Management Search Yahoo! UK. The speakers discussed how quickly the appetite for online travel booking is growing and highlighted the latest developments in online and on-site search engines.

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Semantic Search: Challenges, usability, future.
An introduction by Carsten Kraus.

During this year´s TTI Autumn Conference in London, Carsten Kraus, CEO of Omikron Data Quality GmbH, held a speech on “Semantic Search”, the challenges and how it effects the user-experience in Online Travel Agencies. He answered the question, why semantic search is a buzz word for a long time, what’s possible today and he gave a glimpse into the future of semantic search.

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