While it’s simpler than ever to collect data nowadays, distributing it to employees who need — and can understand — it is a different story. That’s where Data.world comes in. Led by CEO Brett Hurt WG99, the venture offers a central platform for anyone to discover and use a company’s data, as well as for co-workers to collaborate using the information.

It’s not hard to see the potential across industries, and in a major show of confidence, the Associated Press has invested in the company; Hurt calls his business a game changer for data journalists seeking quick access to information.

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