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The Tory Leadership Race

With today’s news that Prime Minister May will resign on 7th June, it was clearly time to have another look at the stakes for all the potential runners, following our last check in January 2019. Here is today’s graph, tracking back about a month’s worth of data of the cumulative social media conversation (there is[…]

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Tracking IPOs – Lyft vs Uber

In testing the Dataswarm Analytic Engine on stock analysis and prediction, we are tracking the events leading up to the IPOs of a number of “Unicorns” – Uber, Lyft, AirBnb and Slack – to see if there is anyhing that can be learned from the social (and other) media coverage to predict what the IPO[…]

Brexit Revoke

Brexit Today: Revoke vs No-Deal

Above – Graph and text updated c 10.30 pm In the twisting and turning of Brexit, yesterday (20th March), 9 days before the UK should have left the EU, the Government finally (after weeks of it being clear it was inevitable) sought to delay the date of leaving. The “Remain” grouping were hoping for a[…]

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Perception drag in Retail Banking

  We have now completed our analysis of the pereception of “traditional” high street banks vs new “Challenger” banks. We analysed social media from October 2018 to January 2019 for the “Traditional” banks NatWest and Lloyds, and “Challenger banks” Monzo and Revolut to understand how they were perceived, how it differed, and what lessons could[…]

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Retail Banking in the Fintech Age

Retail banking in the UK is supposed to be undergoing a transformation. With relatively limited choice & competition between the main incumbent players, the Government is keen to encourage a new breed of banks, the so called “Challenger Banks”. We used our DataSwarm system to understand the difference in customer perception and usage between the[…]