Online research often focuses on common channels such as Google or Facebook. The present technology developed by a Swiss R&D institute goes far beyond and applies a new cross and multi channel approach, extracting application programming interface (API) data from 14’103 sources worldwide including search engines (e.g., Wikipedia, Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Ask, Lycos, Alexa, Technorati, MetaCrawler, Search.com, local SE’s etc.), social network platforms (e.g., facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc.) and e-shop searches (e.g. Amazon, ebay, Alibaba etc.).