Since the dawn of Twitter we’ve had to learn how to communicate using only 140 characters. But now that limit is about to be lifted – at least for direct messages. So what kind of opportunities will this present brands?
Last night’s Leeds Data Thing event around how we can use data to make cities more sustainable provided some great insights and discussions.
Is it possible to use data from social media to see how cohesive a city is? In other words, can we see how different groups and communities interact with each other? It’s a fascinating area to look at because those relationships could be the key to unlocking economic growth.
Our CEO Alex Craven recently spoke at a prestigious event in Brussels where personal data and trust were top of the agenda…
I’ve got trust issues. Could the breakdown of trust between the consumer and our businesses over the way our data is used be the single greatest threat to Europe’s plans for a single digital economy? Read more
Every month we do great work and discover new things. We like to share what we do, and what we find – that’s why we began our monthly Top 10. It gives you a flavour of what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve been discovering, each and every month. Read more
For many students, the term ‘industrial maths’ might conjure up images of the complicated formulas used to build aircraft engines, or to crack secret codes to follow in the footsteps of Alan Turing. But the reality is that mathematics is becoming an increasingly important part of marketing and advertising. Read more
It was described as “the most advanced timepiece ever created” by Apple’s chief exec Tim Cook. Naturally there’s been a lot of interest in the Apple Watch, which launched today. But will it take off? I guess you could say that only time will tell…
The current meaning – the process of determining the most important people or things from amongst a large number that require attention (Oxford Dictionary) – dates from the 1930s, from military lessons associated with assessing the huge number of wounded on the battlefields of the First World War. Triage nurses were trained to sort and prioritise those who needed treatment most…
In the last six weeks there have been two apps released that let anyone with a smartphone become a broadcaster. Meerkat and Periscope let you stream live, real-time video from your phone, via Twitter, to anyone who wishes to watch. So should you be excited or nervous about this emerging technology, and will it take off? Read more
Our Top 10 list gives you an insight into some of the work we’ve been doing over the past month. It’s a way for us to express the things we’ve discovered and the things we’ve delivered. Basically, it’s 10 things that we’re really proud of. Read more