• What is Zapier? Here's what you need to know about the tool that helps automate apps and workflows

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Zapier allows you to manage workflows across popular apps, and it doesn't require coding skills.
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    Zapier is an automation tool that lets you easily create workflows that involve common web apps and services.
    Zapier uses a simple trigger and action for creating commands, akin to "if this happens, then do that."
    The service has many subscription levels from free for individual users to plans for teams and entire organizations.
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  • What is web scraping? Here's what you need to know about the process of collecting automated data from websites, and its uses

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Web scraping, the process of extracting data en masse from websites, has a variety of practical uses.
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    Web scraping is the process of using automated software, like bots, to extract structured data from websites.
    There are many applications for web scraping, including monitoring product retail prices, lead generation, and analyzing sentiment about products and companies on social media.
    Here's a brief overview of web scraping, its applications, and how it works.
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