“When Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said the car maker would work around the clock to boost production of its Model 3 sedan, the number crunchers at Thasos Group decided to watch. They circled Tesla’s 370 acres in Fremont, Calif., on an online map, creating a digital corral to isolate smartphone location signals that emanated from within it. Thasos, which leases databases of trillions of geographic coordinates collected by smartphone apps, set its computers to find the pings created at Tesla’s factory, then shared the data with its hedge-fund clients, showing the overnight shift swelled 30% from June to October. Last week, many on Wall Street were surprised when Tesla disclosed a rare quarterly profit, the result of Model 3 production that had nearly doubled in three months. Shares shot up 9.1% the next day.”
Source : Your Smartphone’s Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street – WSJ
With the launch, Facebook will become the latest company to try to beat U.S. classifieds giant Craigslist on mobile phones, where more and more shopping is taking place. Craigslist doesn’t have its own app and its website design is decidedly old school, but it still has the most important feature of a marketplace: Liquidity.
Source : Facebook is taking on Craigslist with its own used goods marketplace – Recode
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Source : IBM Watson Trend
Elop’s big mistake was the semibold—but incorrect—move of aligning Nokia with Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform
Source : The rise and fall of Nokia, in one chart – Quartz