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article imageJournal is new software designed to search your information

By Ken Hanly     Oct 16, 2018 in Technology
Journal is a machine-learning and natural language processing-powered platform that will enable you to make searches across all your web services and tools. It has been able to launch a beta community to test the platform.
Searching your information for you
A recent Techcrunch article notes: "In today’s world of Slack, email and a gazillion other web apps and services, it’s become increasingly hard to search for information. Did your boss Slack you or email you that information about your bonus? Or did they share it via a Google Doc? Who knows? Clearly not you, but Journal knows."
With all the information you are accumulating a search engine that can readily look for anything you are seeking within that mass of data will be a valuable tool.
Journal has millions in seed money
In a funding round led by Social Capital, Journal had received funding of $1.5 million. Journal has used the funding to launch a beta community of users as mentioned. It is also launching today its Mac app, a webb app and a Chrome extension. The Journal website describes what it can do.
What Journal does
The Journal website says in part: "What would be possible if our information — about people, projects, and ideas — was connected and easily accessible?...Journal integrates with the services where your information lives (like Slack, Gmail, Evernote, Pocket, and Dropbox) — so that you have one connected home for all your stuff. You can use the best services for messaging, documents, and more — and Journal will tie them all together so you stay in control."
Co-founder and CEO of Journal Samiur Rahman said his group wanted to help people use information effectively. With Journal people would be able to manage their knowledge and help individuals leverage all of that knowledge that they possess.
His team want to build a suite of tools that will act as a kind of second brain for people. The group has a long way to go he admitted but that was their vision
Social Capital the company
Wikipedia describes Social Capital as follows: "Social Capital, formerly known as Social+Capital Partnership, is a venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California,USA. The firm specializes in technology startups, providing seed funding, venture capital and private equity.[1][2] The firm has "stood out strategically", according to Fortune, "with a focus, financial services and education...when those fields were...neglected by the VC community."[1]"
Social Capital was founded in 2011 by Chamath Palihapitiya, who had previously worked at Facebook who is featured on the appended video.
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