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by Graham Cookson
in trading.co.uk , Big Data , Finance
on 07 June 2016

Digital Contact nominated in two categories for the 2016 SME Awards

Digital Contact receives two award nominations for the 2016 SME Awards, including Product of the Year for Trading.co.uk Read on

How Trading.co.uk users saw Merlin plead guilty to health and safety breaches before stock tumbled

It has been a turbulent year for Merlin Entertainment ever since, back on June 2, 2015, Alton Towers (one of Merlin’s top tourist attractions) saw one of the worst roller coaster incidents in recent memory, when a carriage filled with 16 people crashed into the back of an empty carriage on the ‘Smiler’ ride. Almost a year later and Alton Towers is back in the news. We take a look at how Trading.co.uk was able to pick up news of Merlin Entertainment's health and safety breach before news sources and stock in the company began to drop. Read on

Trading.co.uk catches Mercedes’ parent company's emissions investigation hours before major news sources

Trading.co.uk alerted users to the news of Mercedes-Benz' owner, Daimler, opening an internal investigation into emissions. Early morning Friday April 22, 2016 (UK & Europe time), it emerged that Daimler, the parent company of the Mercedes-Benz marque, said that it is conducting an internal investigation of its certification process for diesel exhaust emissions in the United States, at the request of the Justice Department. Trading.co.uk’s Pulse measurement originally alerted users to an unusual amount of activity around Daimler at 12:30am (CEST). The platform also monitored for more shifts in activity and alerted users throughout the morning to the shifts in the Pulse measurement. Read on

‘Boris effect’ failing as negativity towards Brexit rises SINCE he emerged as 'Out Campaign' leader

The odds on Britain remaining in the EU have risen since Boris Johnson emerged as leader of the ‘out’ campaign, according to Trading.co.uk. The high-tech data platform has tracked around one million online conversations this year on Brexit and can reveal that negative feeling towards the UK leaving Europe has actually increased since the London Mayor’s shock announcement on February 21. Read on

We're on a quest for a new Network and Server Administrator

Digital Contact is looking to grow its incredible team and is now on the quest for a Network and Server Administrator. Think you’ve got what it takes? We’d love a pro-active person to come on board and join our company during this exciting period. Interested? Click here to see the full job description and apply now! Read on

Digital Contact goes to Parliament to talk about financial technology and the digital economy

On Tuesday, January 13, 2016, Digital Contact’s CEO and co-founder, Gareth Mann, was invited to Parliament to appear as a ‘witness’ at the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committees inquiry into the Digital Economy. Read on

trading.co.uk spots Marc Bolland's resignation before the markets react

When Marks & Spencer's CEO, Marc Bolland, resigned his post, it didn't come as a shock to many. The markets were quick to react, with shares in M&S jumping upon open. However news outlets were slower, with many reporting the announcement after the markets opened. But what if you could have seen the news long before the markets could react and major media outlets reported it? We show how trading.co.uk did just that for its users. Read on

trading.co.uk alerts users to Howard Stern's five year deal with SiriusXM before major media outlets

When Howard Stern renewed his contract with SiriusXM, the company's stock bounced back from a drop earlier in the month. But it wasn't until hours after the announcement that the majority of media outlets began reporting the news and it was too late for many to make their move. But what if you could have seen the news hours before the majority of the market had a chance to react? We show you how you could have been one of the first to see the news, with trading.co.uk Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop
on 10 December 2015

10 tips to harnessing your (internal) big data: part 2

When it comes to looking at the data within your company, there are no right or wrong methods. What works for one company, may not work for another. Here, at Digital Contact we have put together a list of 10 tips for any company in any industry that we consider to be of high importance when harnessing and getting the most value out of your internal big data. Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , trading.co.uk , Finance , Stocks
on 04 December 2015

Beginner’s guide to the stock market: part 1 markets vs exchanges

In this series of blog posts, we hope to be able to break down the barrier of uncertainty that many people have and explain more about how stock markets work; so that anyone, especially people interested in taking their first steps into the world of trading will be able to understand the basics. Read on