Recorded Future Inc. is an internet technology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, and Gothenburg, Sweden, specializing in web intelligence and predictive analytics. Using what they call a "temporal analytics engine", Recorded Future provides forecasting and analysis tools to help analysts predict future events by scanning sources on the Internet, and extracting, measuring, and visualizing the information to show networks and patterns in the past, present, and future. The software analyzes sources and forms "invisible links" between documents to find links that tie them together and may possibly indicate the entities and events involved. The company was founded in 2008 by Christopher Ahlberg and has 20 employees as of November 2011. Both Google (on May 3, 2010) and the CIA have invested in the company, through their investment arms, Google Ventures and In-Q-Tel, respectively.
- "Recorded Future Inc.". BusinessWeek. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
- Cheshire, Tom (2011-11-10). "The News Forecast". Wired UK. Retrieved 2011-12-25.
- Mastrull, Amanda (2010-05-04). "Google invests in company, Recorded Future, that tries to predict the future". The New York Daily News. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
- Shachtman, Noah (2010-07-28). "Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring". Wired. Retrieved 2010-07-29.