Donald Trump in Twitter storm as he steps up campaign for the White House
08 August 2015
Donald Trump whipped up a social media frenzy as he took on his rival Republican US presidential hopefuls in the first TV debate of the 2016 election campaign. Analysis by data specialist Digital Contact shows Mr Trump was talked about significantly more than any other candidate in online conversations surrounding the debate.
Republican debate leaves Trump an open question
07 August 2015
Despite a mixed reception, Mr Trump dominated chatter on social media, according to Digital Contact, and got the most air time with more than 11 minutes devoted to his answers in the two-hour debate. Mr Trump remains a force in the race, even if he was not the audience favourite on Thursday.
Life after MF Global: Trading Up - An interview with our CEO Gareth Mann
31 July 2015
When derivatives brokerage MF Global collapsed into administration in 2011, the staff that worked there was understandably distraught.
However, the career crossroads at which they found themselves as a result of the broker’s collapse could since be seen as a blessing for many.
This is certainly the case for one individual who is currently riding the FinTech wave and whose talent has been recognised by some of the best-known names in the City of London
HSBC prematurely announcing Apple Pay in the UK causes Apple stock to rocket
17 July 2015
It’s not exactly insider trading, but if you want to make money on the stock market, monitoring social media in real time could help give you the edge. On Sunday 12 July, HSBC tweeted a reply to a follower confirming that Apple Pay was due to launch in the UK on Tuesday 14th, beating Apple to the announcement. As a result, investors rushed to buy Apple Stock, causing a sizable spike in interest. Gareth Mann, CEO of Data analytics provider Digital Contact explains...
APPLE PAY IN THE UK
17 July 2015
“Even the smallest slip of the tongue on social media can affect the markets, and HSBC’s blunder on Sunday was a great example,” noted Gareth Mann, CEO of data analytics provider Digital Contact. “Our data tracker, which crunches millions of data points a second, showed a huge spike in noise around Apple just after 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 12.”
Interview: How smaller supermarkets are taking on the bigger brands on social media and winning
06 July 2015
Gareth Mann, CEO of Digital Contact, talks to Share Radio about the public sentiment around UK supermarkets, how smaller stores, such as ALDI are taking on the 'giants' and the power of engaging with your audience on social media.
UK-Based Big Data Analyst Secures Growth Funds
24 June 2015
In the UK, big data and sentiment analysis specialist Digital Contact has raised £2.4m ($3.8m) in investment funding, which it says will be used to increase the efficiency of its analytics engine.
Big data product company, Digital Contact, secures $3.8million in funding
23 June 2015
Big data specialist, Digital Contact, has announced that it has secured $3.8million (£2.4m) in funding, allowing the company to invest in cutting-edge technology to launch its new product.
Digital Contact raises $3.8m to “turbo-charge” big data tech
23 June 2015
Analytics start-up has gained backing from CEO's of Cavendish Ware, Williams & Glyn and WPP's HealthWallace
Digital Contact Raises $3.8M to Launch Sentiment Engine
23 June 2015
UK-based big data company Digital Contact has raised $3.8m in funding to launch its first product, Trading.co.uk, a web-based tool which enables traders to monitor financial news and live stock prices for free.
Digital Contact to invest in cutting-edge technology after $3.8m funding
19 June 2015
Using the funding to turbo-charge its technology, Digital Contact has been able to increase the efficiency of its big data analytics engine - enabling the company to now process more than 250,000 messages per second - up from 55,000 - and more than 22 billion per day.
Buy on the fundamentals, but keep one eye on the online whispers…
15 June 2015
You can’t always trust rumour and speculation when dealing with investments, but it’s certainly not something you should ignore altogether. A lot of useful insights, which can help your investment strategy, can be gleaned from understanding market sentiment – especially through online social channels.