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AEGEE Election Observation deployed 21 Short-Term Observers (STOs) of 12 nationalities to Germany to assess youth participation in the German Federal legislative election. The STOs arrived in Berlin on 20 September. On 21 and 22 September, the mission held meetings with national authorities and stakeholders in the field of youth participation. On election day, STOs… » read more

  Posted by Key to Europe

Guest post by Paolo Battiston, Executive Vice President Digital Payments & Labs Europe, Mastercard The 4th industrial revolution is here. And it is digital. Unlike any other time in recent history, society is witnessing an intense interest in digital transformation. What is changing is nothing less than how consumers interact: with their families, friends, communities… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

For a couple of years now, a lot has been heard about how the European Union was sanctioning both Tech giants from the Silicon Valley and European Union member states which did not compel these companies to pay overdue corporate taxes back to them. More precisely, these cases have mainly been undertaken since Margrethe Vestager,… » read more

  Posted by EU-Logos

In recent years cloud storage such as Dropbox or Drive is gaining popularity across different industries principally for its affordability given the excellent performance offered. Within this domain, also cloud databases are now challenging well-established solutions deployed on site. Regarding big-data analytics, cloud databases are now starting to play a crucial role. According to a… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Crowdsourcing is a problem solving approach that uses the power of the crowd to perform certain tasks. Usually a task is divided into small parts also known as ’microtasks’. These are processed by one or more individual crowdworkers. Crowdsourcing is used in various areas of research like linguistics, astronomy and genetic genealogy. In recent years… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

After years of almost unimpeded rise, wood’s reputation is coming under fire, as increasing numbers of experts are questioning the overall carbon footprint of wood and timber. In February of 2017, the Times published an article about the Drax power plant, in North Yorkshire, and its financial modus operandi. “Britain is more reliant on biomass,… » read more

  Posted by Ethics, compliance and consumer goods

Data is not the new Oil

Guest post by Jakob Kucharczyk, Director of Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Europe   It’s not entirely clear who first coined the term “data is the new oil”. But as people scrambled to explain data as the ‘new something’ – the new currency, the new coal, the new gold, and even the new bacon… » read more

by Sandra Cabrera Alvarado Growing rise in Euroscepticism among its citizens, threaten by rising tides of economic instability, troubling nationalism, security concerns and political uncertainty both within the region and internationally; the European Union (EU) finds itself at the crossroads. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Rome treaty, EU institutions must resolve to… » read more

  Posted by RSIEAblog

One year ago people all over the world were still trying to understand the political earthquake of the Brexit-Votum and a few months later Donald Trump was elected as US president. At that time, the journalists Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus published an article in the Swish magazine “Das Magazin”, which immediately went viral in… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Following on our previous article from December 16th, 2016. We now discuss the use of a social sentiment data for investment and training. The strategies and algorithms we describe here are simplified and are not intended for live trading but just for demonstration purposes. A live trading algorithm requires many more rules and functions to… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Investors daily have received news and opinions about different stocks or firms through specialised platforms. These one convey information, which leads different investors to make decisions. These decisions impact the market, which aggregates the information that investors receive and reflects it via the price of the firms or stocks. Given an algorithm for classifying text… » read more

  Posted by SSIX - Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

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