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Knecht, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Naoto Hagiwara) announces that it has launched the service “Knecht Event” that collects all types of event information of all sizes, large and small in Japan, and can search all together.
In the Knecht event, we are doing various initiatives aiming at the ultimate event information site, and we are grasping the whole Internet (artistic official website, indies, blog etc.) by collecting our own technology.
How did you do when you were looking for event holding information such as live artists’ interests, concerts, festivals, seminars, exhibitions, etc. that you are interested in?
I checked the holding information on the major ticket sale site and may have searched the whole Internet with search engines if there was not enough information.
However, as many users know from experience, there are only a few event information registered in major ticket sales sites, and most other event information is scattered on artist official websites, blogs, etc. It is the present condition. Also, when searching using a search engine, it is difficult to select only event information from it, as SEO (Search Engine Optimized) spam sites and irrelevant blogs etc occupy results. For this reason, users almost overlooked information other than big events like those registered on major ticket sales sites.
The Knecht event is a service to improve the above convenience.
Event information that is registered in major sites listed below, event information of the entire Internet (artistic official website, indies, blog etc) is checked at any time to keep information of Knecht event up to date. It is also possible to manually register event information in the Knecht event.
Currently, the major sites that the Knecht event collects are the following four sites.
From now on, we will enrich the major ticket sales sites targeted by this service and improve the accuracy of our own collection program, and we will offer a variety of choices by users.
Knecht, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward representative in Tokyo, Naoto Hagiwara) has surveyed the library collection status of each library grasped by Knezon, a collaborative mashup service by Amazon’s library and Amazon, exceeded 50 million books I will announce that.
Knezon has various initiatives aiming at the ultimate mashup, one of which is a project linking the book search API provided by the Amazon Associate program and the library collection situation of the library, We are working on grasping the collection situation by collection program by original technology.
Knezon provides users with new means of obtaining books by mashing up the collection status collected here with book search engines.
The conventional method of collaboration between the library by Knezon and Amazon was simply to redirect the books that the user is looking for to the library’s library collection page nearest to it. By strengthening this time, when users search for books with Knezon, the book status is also displayed in the basic information of the book (book title, author name, price, review etc), so the book is nearest to the library You will be able to tell if it is securely collected before visiting the library website.
Currently, the library which Knezon is collecting the collection status is the 262 libraries of the following 16 prefectures.
In the future, we will enhance the region of the library that this service will grasp, and we will provide abundant choices by users.
Knecht, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Naoto Hagiwara) announced that the information processing technology of the service “Knecht Hazard Map” that automatically displays the company’s incident / accident information on Google Maps in a timely manner, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., We are announcing that it was adopted as a service “life-saving crime prevention site”](http://panasonic.co.jp/corp/news/official.data/data.dir/jn070201-2/jn070201-2.html).
Automatically collect and edit crime prevention e-mails sent from various places at crime prevention service “Life security site” operated by Internet service which is developed on Matsushita Electric Industrial Manufacturing / Plasma TV · LCD TV As a backbone tool to manage, the Knut hazard map function was introduced.
Kunehit will continue to support improving services and extending functions of “life-saving crime prevention site”. Through our partnership with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., we are committed to contributing to the safe and secure living of many people.
On June 18, 2007, Mitsui Ventures (Headquarters: Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Osamu Nagao), the third company, Knecht, Inc. (Head office: Naoto Hagiwara, Representative in Chiyoda- We announced that seed fund procurement was carried out through the allocation of new shares.
The purpose of this capital increase is to establish a structure as a corporation and to improve the business foundation. From Mitsui Ventures, we receive hands-on support including not only seed funds but also provision of incubation space and business advice.
Knecht, Inc. plans to procure additional funds later this year to strengthen the full-scale development system in the future.
【About Mitsui Ventures】
“Mitsui Ventures” is a collective term for venture investment projects that Mitsui has developed globally. It can be said that Mitsui’s traditional taste is to launch a new business or to support it, but Mitsui Ventures’ efforts are to embody its “entrepreneurial” tradition in the form of venture investment. In order to make various “entrepreneurs” succeed, Mitsui Ventures makes investments to provide value that actually serves useful for the development and growth of venture companies, making full use of the business strength and global perspective that are the strengths of trading companies. The operating company, MVC Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., operates funds totaling approximately 15 billion yen and invests mainly in venture companies in Japan, China and Korea I will. Mitsui & Co. Venture Partners, Inc. (a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Inc., Silicon Valley, NY) operates more than 250 million dollars in the United States, and it has invested in North America IT and Life Sciences We are investing in venture companies.
An article about Knecht, Inc. was posted on Venture Now.
On May 14, 2007, Knecht, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward representative in Tokyo, Naoto Hagiwara) launched the service of the mashup “Knecht Company” that has affinity for maps, multiple route searches and schedule creation.
The Knecht Company is a service that links everyday schedules to transportation and destination information.
In the past route search service, for a long time, every service had two common interfaces.
One is a one way search between two destinations.
Many users do not limit the daily activity range to the round trip between the two points. However, since conventional route search is a simple matter of searching between two destinations, it was necessary to reload the page many times in order to create multiple action plans.
The other way is to list the results of route search and present them.
Recently, in order to intuitively display the list type result display of the conventional route search, there is an attempt to graphically draw the result of the route search on the map.
In addition to the above two, Knecht, Inc. believes that another route is missing in the route search service. It is collaboration with the schedule. When a person acts, the place and time also change.
The above three problems were thought to be solved by Knecht, Inc. by the following mashup method.
Prepare a time schedule of the day and do not care about the route search form, add the destination in a staggered manner, at the same time do multiple route search automatically in the background, and generate it like that By displaying multiple actions on the map, it makes it more intuitive. Then, from multiple action searches and their visualization, to the creation of the optimum time schedule can be done on one screen.
Knecht, Inc. is planning to collaborate with various schedule management software, including output to various calendar formats such as Google Calendar, and to develop Knecht, Inc.’s original schedule feeling.
On April 2, 2007, Knecht, Inc., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda Ward representative Naoto Hagiwara) announced that it has an advanced hospital search function based on the latest Web technologies and a Web service that provides user-oriented health information, “Knecht Medic” has been released.
In the conventional hospital search site, a directory structure listing method is adopted for each region and each subject, and the user repeats a large number of clicks in descending order of major items for each place / medical treatment course, and finally arrives at the search result that he / she wants to know It was common to take a search method called. In addition to using the latest Web 2.0 related technology, “Knecht Medic” integrates and develops public APIs such as the Google Maps API provided by Google Inc. and the Wikipedia API provided by the Wikimedia Foundation of the Nonprofit Organization Wikimedia Foundation into various kinds of information Therefore, users can instantaneously and intuitively search hospital information and related health information that they need.
In the hospital search part,
(1) to be able to visually search the hospital in the place where the user is located
(2) to be able to search the hospital on the time axis
(3) to be able to search for multiple disease names from one symptom
We solved the above three problems.
For the third point, We think that Knecht, Inc. is an important approach. For example, taking a symptom called “abdominal pain”, there are cases of daily illness, and if you search the web over time, you can find various cases such as colon cancer and diabetes. Knecht, Inc. will reorganize the information on these webs by the mashup method and build services that users can use more closely.
By adding advanced value added to the external public API, the method of creating a new Web service is generally called mashup, and it is considered to be a symbolic development technology in the Web 2.0 era. Knecht, Inc. has focused on this mashup technology and has developed a user-oriented mashup Web service that actively utilizes the major public APIs, including the “Knecht Medic” which was launched this time, to reorganize various information doing.
Knecht, Inc. will continue to develop and provide mashup services aimed at realigning information that is really needed for users.
“Knecht hazard map” is adopted as a new service “Zurich’s safety and security information site” of Zurich insurance company, “Knecht hazard map”, a service that automatically displays the company’s incident / accident information on Google map in a timely fashion, of Knecht, Inc. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President and CEO: Naoto Hagiwara, I announce you that.
Although many traditional insurance companies’ websites have been provided with in-house product guidance and simple quotation services, they are not only for business purposes but also for all customers Providing a web service that improves the user’s lifestyle was a very unprecedented thing.
Knecht’s “Knecht Hazard Map”, which can visually list information such as newspaper and cases provided from the area, has been developing “new service to evolve safety and security” from its technology and convenience It was introduced as a base system of “Zurich’s safety and security information site” which Zurich insurance tackled to provide widely for the general public. As a result, Internet users can learn about domestic affairs and accident information mapped on the map by using “Zurich’s incident flash report” service on the site.
“Bulletin of Zurich’s incidents” is a variety of crime preventions provided for each prefecture’s municipality and police in order to support safety and security of as many people as possible from various life risks such as frequent incidents and accidents It is a new service that aggregates suspicious person information, etc. and provides this in a visual that is easy to see. “Knecht hazard map” was introduced as the base system of this service. As system specifications, it has been developed to expand the range from information sources (newspaper articles) handled in Knecht’s site, and to handle information transmitted from government agencies and police.
Knecht will continue to support improving services and expanding the functions of the “Bulletin of the Zurich incident”. Through our partnership with the Zurich insurance company, we are committed to contributing to the safe and secure living of many people.
The Zurich Financial Services Group is a financial services group based on the insurance business, which has business bases in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, etc. and boasts an international network. Founded in 1872, based in Zurich, Switzerland, with approximately 55,000 employees and serving in more than 120 countries.
Company profile of Knecht, Inc.
【Location】 1-14-17-5F Kudanshita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
[Representative] Naoto Hagiwara President and Representative Director
[Establishment] January 23, 2006
[Capital] 1 yen
【Number of Employees】 1 person
【Average age of employees】 22 years old
On November 27, 2006, Knecht, Inc. (head office: Himeji city representative: Naoto Hagiwara) started the service of Knecht list.
In the process of writing “I want to keep records” on the blog so far, users have linked “items to record” with tags in general, and embedded them in blogs.
Items are generated on the basis of everyday continuity, but unlike everyday records, items have informationalities on their own, so they are not sporadically added to blogs, but are listed up By organizing, you can increase the informational and reusability of the item.
The Knecht list separates items such as read books, seen movies, listened music, eaten things, wish items, etc. from social bookmarks that categorize everyday life, categorize favorite sites, and list them again It is a service to organize.
In addition, it has a function to add, update and delete as an event in Google Calendar now.
Knecht, Inc. will present a new vision for handling the information nature of items accumulated by individual users in the future in collaboration with the service of Knecht, Inc. already released and future services.