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kalos

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company directory
« on: March 07, 2014, 05:50:24 PM »
hello!

can you tell me please on the site below, how to list all the companies of a specific country, like this one?

http://investing.bus...p?privcapId=47132093

thanks!

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Re: company directory
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2014, 03:45:26 AM »
Usually, you can't. To avoid the data to be 'borrowed' (aka stolen), that kind of broad selection either isn't available, or only behind a paywall. You'd better contact the admin of the site on how to get that data/information.

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Re: company directory
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2014, 06:59:29 AM »
any hint about admin's email?

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Re: company directory
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 07:05:05 AM »
any hint about admin's email?
At the bottom of the page you linked, there's a section called 'Links' ...

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Re: company directory
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 07:33:54 AM »
I browsed those links, but couldn't find any

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Re: company directory
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 07:44:08 AM »
You won't be able to do what you're asking. Bloomberg/Businessweek (and most other sites that offer subscriptions and enhanced services for a fee) try not to make it too easy to scrape or bulk download data from their public websites.

From the Terms of Service:

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User may not:
  •   use Businessweek.com for any purpose that is prohibited by any law or regulation, or to facilitate the violation of any law or regulation;[/li]
    •   use or attempt to use any "scraper," "robot," "bot," "spider," "data mining," "computer code" or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of Businessweek.com, any data or content found on or accessed through Businessweek.com, or any other Businessweek.com information without prior express written consent of Businessweek;
    •    obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or information on Businessweek.com that has not been intentionally made publicly available either by public display on Businessweek.com or through accessibility by a visible link on Businessweek.com;
    •   violate any measure employed to limit or prevent access to Businessweek.com or its content;
    •    violate the security of Businessweek.com or attempt to gain unauthorized access to Businessweek.com, data, materials, information, computer systems or networks connected to any server associated with Businessweek.com, through hacking, password mining or any other means;
    •    impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise represent an affiliation with a person or entity;
    •    interfere with, attempt to interfere with or otherwise disrupt the proper working of Businessweek.com, any activities conducted on or through Businessweek.com or any servers or networks connected to Businessweek.com, including accessing any data, content or other information prior to the time that it is intended to be available to the public on Businessweek.com;
    •    take or attempt any action that, in the sole discretion of Businessweek.com, imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or burden on Businessweek.com or the infrastructure of Businessweek.com.
So from the above, I don't think what you're asking is something you're allowed to do. Or if so, certainly not free of charge. Sorry!
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« Last Edit: March 08, 2014, 07:58:29 AM by 40hz »

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Re: company directory
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014, 09:28:27 AM »
I browsed those links, but couldn't find any

You didn't browse very far then. Under Links select Content Licensing and then click the huge purple Contact Us button. This will take you to a webmail form where you can put in your contact information and express your request to use their data.

I'm sure it won't be free, but it might be not as expensive as you think. Give it a try. Doesn't cost a thing to reach out.

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Re: company directory
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2014, 01:04:02 PM »
Doesn't cost a thing to reach out.

Precisely!

Good luck! :Thmbsup: