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WebMediaBrands Announces Keynote Speakers for Semantic Technology & Business Conference, October 15-17 in New York City

(New York, NY - September 27, 2012) - WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) today announced that research experts Christopher Welty and David Weinberger will deliver the keynote addresses at Semantic Technology & Business Conference (#SemTechBiz), October 15-17 in New York City.

Weinberger, Senior Researcher at Harvard Berkman Center for Internet & Society will explore the networking of knowledge in the science and education fields during his presentation, The Restructuring of Knowledge. IBM Research Scientist, Welty, a core member of the team that developed Jeopardy computer champion, Watson, will address attendees on the evolving role of semantic technology. These presentations serve as unique opportunities to hear from the most entrepreneurial and forward-thinking minds in semantic technology.

"The business applications for semantic technology are powerful and strategic -- from search engines like Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Bing, to faster and more flexible publishing platforms, like the BBC's 2012 Olympics web site," says Tony Shaw, Program Chair of the conference. "The New York conference will explain how semantic technologies work, and introduce many exciting new applications for financial services, health care, drug development, and publishing. If you're new to semantics, you'll discover a whole world of possibilities. And if you haven't attended Semantic Technology & Business Conference for a couple of years, you'll be amazed to see how far the applications have come in that time."

Co-presented by, this year's conference has been designed to provide attendees with case studies, innovative panels, and tutorials through which they can garner practical advice, hands-on guidance, and breakthrough approaches to solving business problems. Additional keynote speakers include First Rain Inc. Chief Operating Officer YY Lee and CornellNYC Tech Professor Deborah Estrin.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • New York- The Digital City of the Future
  • Semantics at Tribune Company
  • Using Semantics to Deter Insider Trading
  • Simplifying Data Access for Competitive Advantage
  • Open, Mobile, Participatory Health
  • The Future of Using Knowledge in Healthcare
  • Big Data, Fast Data, and Complex Data- Covering It All With Semantics

Semantic Technology & Business Conference brings together today's industry thought leaders and practitioners to explore the challenges and opportunities impacting the finance, publishing, healthcare, and technology industries.

Register by October 14, 2012 and save:

For complete event information, schedules, and registration, please visit

For inquiries on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, please contact Frank Fazio at [email protected].

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Semantic Technology & Business Conference official sponsors and partners include: Cambridge Semantics, Franz Inc., GNOSS, Orbis, Revelytix, Semafora Systems, Stardog, YarcData, Lotico, The National Center for Biomedical Ontology, OMG, Protégé, and

About WebMediaBrands Inc.

WebMediaBrands Inc. (Nasdaq: WEBM) ( is a leading Internet media company that provides content, education, and career services to social media, traditional media, and creative professionals through a portfolio of vertical online properties, communities, and trade shows. The Company's online business includes: (i), a leading blog network providing content, education, community, and career resources (including the industry's leading online job board) about major media industry verticals including new media, social media, Facebook, TV news, advertising, public relations, publishing, design, and mobile; (ii), a leading network of online properties providing original market research, data services, news, and job listings on the Facebook platform, on social gaming, and on mobile applications ecosystems; and (iii), a leading blog providing content, education, community resources and career resources on the commercialization and application of Semantic Technologies, Linked Data, and Big Data. The Company's online business also includes community, membership and e-commerce offerings including a freelance listing service, a marketplace for designing and purchasing logos ( and premium membership services. The Company's trade show and educational offerings include conferences, online and in-person courses, and video subscription libraries on topics covered by the Company's online business.

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For information on WebMediaBrands contact:
Caitlin McKinney
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