Opinion is divided about the use of social media to drive trading strategies but the reality is that many investment firms do not know how to capitalise on social media content. Using the right technology and the right skills is essential to save time spent trawling through the noise to find accurate sentiment and content… Read more »

Like it or not, companies no longer have full control of their brands. Official corporate and CSR information that is available online (financial data, industry news, employee structure) is complemented by huge volumes of unofficial information (opinion, stories, analysis and social media sentiment.) It is critical that businesses are seen to be transparent online. Corporate… Read more »

Despite being well established in most industries and part of the daily routine for large numbers of people around the world, the financial services industry still appears to be struggling with the reality of how and where social media should be used effectively. In my previous working life, I was Head of Digital for a… Read more »

Video killed the radio star, and the internet killed the newspaper industry. Rolling 24-hour tv news holed it below the waterline, but the growth of social media proved the iceberg that sank it. Circulation is declining at a rate of around 3% every six months, and some estimate it will fall to only around 6.4… Read more »

Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index: INFOGRAPHICS NEWS Cool Infographics, book review: Inspiration, instruction, education Summary: Want to make statistics interesting or pimp up your resumé? Infographics are the new pie charts: learn how to make them, and how to spot… Read more »