Can you predict the market? New technology could give you a ‘competitive edge’
15 April 2016
This technology called the results of last year’s general election and its systems flagged a major problem at Alton Towers before the devastating news hit the headlines. Can Trading.co.uk accurately monitor the market to give you a heads up on the performance of shares so you can buy and sell at the right time?
New trading website aims to spot market-moving news within seconds using social media
27 March 2016
A new platform that aims to inform traders about potentially market-moving events hours before they hit mainstream news outlets by tracking social media conversations has launched in the UK: Trading.co.uk
Interview: How big data can help predict the Brexit referendum result
10 March 2016
Gareth Mann, CEO of big data products company, Digital Contact, joins Share Radio to look at how social media analysis can correctly predict the Brexit referendum result, in light of UK Fin Tech Week. In 2015, Big Data analysis of social media conversation correctly predicted the outcome of the UK election, when the Pollsters fell short. As the EU Referendum approaches, can small and innovative data companies make the right predictions again? Gareth talks about the usefulness of social media in the run up to a vote.
EU referendum: The pollster party is over...
23 February 2016
Big data drawn from social media like Twitter is where we'll learn if the UK is voting Brexit or Bremain, not from traditional pollsters. Gareth Mann, CEO of Digital Contact, explores the value of monitoring social media versus more traditional sources when looking at the upcoming EU referendum.
Digital Contact Delays Trading.co.uk Big Data Platform Launch to Add Enterprise Features
21 January 2016
UK-based Big Data analysis engine provider Digital Contact has delayed the launch of its Trading.co.uk platform, which uses Big Data, social media and advanced natural-language processing technology to monitor financial news and live stock prices, from December until later this spring, to ensure the platform could cater to the demands of enterprise customers.
The BIG idea
30 September 2015
Our CEO, Gareth Mann, talks to The TRADE magazine about life working for a big data company and developing a product for the fintech industry. From working in the finance at MF Global, to securing funding from some of the UK's most influential financial figures to help start up Digital Contact and develop the company's first product, trading.co.uk.
Digital Contact Readies Big Data Analysis Platform
24 September 2015
UK-based Big Data analysis engine provider Digital Contact will launch a new platform at the end of the month, dubbed Trading.co.uk, which uses Big Data, social...
Trading gets social
27 August 2015
When you hear the term ‘social media’ what springs to mind? A ‘tweet’, a Facebook post, a blog? I wonder how many people consider whether your investment prospects could benefit from monitoring social media.
From Tesco's sugary drinks to Alton Towers' roller coaster incident: How Twitter can make you a better investor
20 August 2015
Social media has long been used as a resource to tap into sentiment. Twitter, a platform that could easily be dismissed thanks to the challenges inherent in sharing information in 140 characters, is in fact a hugely viable source of information and a vital insight into what people are saying about a brand, an event or a personality.
Digital Contact expands big data engine
19 August 2015
Big data specialist, Digital Contact, has invested part of its $3.8 million funding to expand its analytics engine ready for the launch of its new financial monitoring platform, trading.co.uk.
Using big data, social media, advanced natural language processing (NLP) technology and analytics, the new platform aims to deliver real-time financial information and insights ahead of traditional sources.
Digital Contact Invests Ahead of Trading.co.uk Launch
19 August 2015
UK-based Big Data analysis platform provider Digital Contact has spent part of the $3.8 million it raised in June (IMD, June 23) on expanding its analytics engine in preparation for the launch of its web-based tool Trading.co.uk, which uses Big Data, social media and advanced natural-language processing technology and analytics to enable traders to monitor financial news and live stock prices. The Trading.co.uk platform aims to deliver real-time financial information and insights ahead of traditional sources.
Opening Cross: Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Anyone Using Sentiment Analysis!
17 August 2015
Looking to retail investment trends as a leading indicator of capital markets is like the “Ask the Audience” option on the TV show Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Statistically, a random split between four multiple choice answers would produce equal weightings for each answer, but in reality, a percentage of the audience—even a minority—knows the correct answer and inevitably skews the result towards the correct answer.