Google, CIA Invest in Recorded Future

The search giant is investing in a company that tries to predict the future by sophisticated scanning and analysis of thousands of websites.

The tech industry is always looking for the next great advance or breakthrough. Now the latest breakthrough development might be a way to predict the future.

A company called Recorded Future has attracted a surprising pair of investors — Google and the CIA. As eCRM Guide reports, Record Future’s technology is designed to help customers see patterns and predict what’s going to happen in certain areas and plot out, what a report by Wired called, “the online momentum” for any given event.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) continues to move well beyond its origins as a search engine and more and more into other uses of information. This week the company made news in both the CRM and analytics markets.

The most interesting news was that Google and the CIA’s venture capital arm are both investing in a company that monitors the Web and uses that data to try to predict the future.

Read the full story at eCRM Guide:
Google Takes an Interest in Analytics, CRM


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