Fake news (if you would even call it news) has been a hot topic in the United States after the recent presidential elections. There is a strong case to be made that it did have some impact on the presidential … Continue reading How to solve the Fake news epidemic through Web scraping
Startups and Data Everybody’s gotta start somewhere – so goes the saying. Startups especially start from nothing. In today’s world full of data, the question is where do startups get their data? Let’s look at the sources of the data … Continue reading How do startups get their data?
We performed a twitter analysis and gathered the tweets mentioning the front runners in the current US Presidential nominee race. Here is a picture of the number of tweets – a total of 380,000 tweets. It appears people never shut … Continue reading Do people ever shut up talking about Trump?
We decided to take a look at Twitter for the Super Bowl 50 between the Panthers and the Broncos and monitor the hashtag #SuperBowlSunday, before during and after the game. We monitored 33,000 tweets and they came from 27,433 unique … Continue reading Super Bowl 50 – Sentiment analysis of #SuperBowlSunday
Business Insider covered and interesting story from the Wall Street Journal about how large Banks such as Wells Fargo have made it impossible for web scraping applications and our favorite application Mint to function. Wall Street banks have had enough … Continue reading Mint.com and Quicken Data Scraping blocked by Bank websites
Walmart announced disappointing earnings yesterday and the stock plummeted. The company executives would like the market to give them the same leeway they give Amazon (which barely makes any money). The company executives are probably frustrated that the market is … Continue reading Walmart earnings disappoint – how to catch up with Amazon