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‘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 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 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 did just that for its users. Read on 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 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 , , 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

How you could have spotted Barclays' CEO appointment hours before the competition

It wasn't until 9:00AM the day AFTER the news broke about Barclays' new CEO that the media started running with the story and shares in Barclays dropped. 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 Read on

by Graham Cookson
in Big Data , Hadoop , VW , Volkswagen , EPA , Emissions , Cheating , Scandal
on 23 October 2015 picks up VW emissions scandal before major media outlets

When the EPA announced that Volkswagen (VW) Group had cheated emissions tests in America, it came as a shock to all, with VW Group's share prices dropping dramatically as the full extent of test cheating was revealed. However, what if you could have seen the scandal unfold before the majority of people found out about it? Read on

by Gareth Brown , Graham Cookson
in , Stocks
on 14 October 2015

A look back at the AB InBev and SABMiller takeover indicates advanced trading opportunities

On Tuesday October 13, 2015, it was announced that Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev’s (producers of Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona) offer to takeover SABMiller had been accepted (in principal), for £70billion (£44 per share). We take a look back from announcement to agreement to show what oppotunities could have been spotted and acted on by an equities trader using Read on