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Guest blog post by Eva Maydell. Maydell is a Member of the European Parliament from Bulgaria. When it comes to technology pioneers in Europe, Estonia often gets the plaudits, and deservedly so. Europe is not always good at talking up its efforts and successes in technology so any recognition is not just welcome – it’s… » read more

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  Guest blog post by Stefano Quintarelli, Member of Parliament, Italy. Two weeks after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it’s time to draw some conclusions and try to advance the debate with some structural proposals. Facts are clear: large-scale usage of a massive amount of user’s profiles collected from unaware and non-participating users, utilized to systematically… » read more

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  Guest post by Mark Cummins. Mark Cummins is Professor of Finance at the Dublin City University Business School and Head of the Economics, Finance and Entrepreneurship Academic Group. He holds a PhD in Quantitative Finance. He will speak further on this topic at a special event on “Brexit and Financial Services” on 12 April… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

If the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal has hammered home one thing, it is that data is the fuel keeping our increasingly digitized economies running. Whistle-blower Christopher Wylie, who testified last Tuesday to the House of Commons’ select committee on the matter, said as much when he compared data to electricity in our modern societies.… » read more

  Posted by The Euro Economy

Trade is a major pillar of our sector’s global competitiveness. In this respect, both Brexit and recent threats about ‘walling off’ national markets are posing a serious threat to jobs and growth in the European automotive industry. EU auto manufacturers exported more than 6.1 million motor vehicles last year, generating a trade surplus of more… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

  Guest post by Johan Merlevede. Merlevede is the director of Leuven MindGate, an association that represents the knowledge, high-tech, and healthcare sectors in Leuven, Belgium. Shout the phrase ‘innovation hub’ into a crowd of European techies or start-up fanatics and they’ll probably assume you’re talking about one of the grand capitals known for their… » read more

  Posted by The Guest Blog

In order to test our assumptions and additionally get a better feeling for the crowdsourcing community we launched a very small-scaled job on CrowdFlower. The job was designed to let the crowd judge the sentiment of tweets from StockTwits regarding the mentioned company and it’s stock. To begin with, we collected 59 tweets for different… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Sentiment analysis, particularly the automatic analysis of written reviews in terms of positive or negative valence, has been extensively studied in the last decade. On the other hand, automatic speaker’s sentiment extraction for audio streams containing spontaneous speech (like online videos) is a challenging area of research that has received little attention in the last… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Using data from different social media platforms, blogs and news publications, Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores (SSIX) aims to provide its customers with a set of tools they can use to assess the public sentiment towards a broad field of different topics. Such sentiment analysis can help to make well-informed decisions about e.g. investments,… » read more

  Posted by Social Sentiment Indices powered by X-Scores

Every year, the month of January kicks off with the Brussels Motor Show. While the latest cars on display there clearly proved that vehicles are undergoing a not-so-quiet revolution, coming with state-of-the-art connectivity technology and an expanding range of powertrain options, there are also other players in the automotive supply chain that are changing rapidly.… » read more

  Posted by Secretary General of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA)

Venture capital funds relatively risky businesses with significant upside. It’s expensive capital. When successful however it has an outsized economic impact. Think PayPal, Square, Google, Facebook Amazon, and Uber. EC bureaucrats worry the EU has insufficient venture capital and is therefore disadvantaged relative to the US in creating big, transformational businesses. When Brussels perceives a… » read more

  Posted by The Atlanticist

The new Commissioner for Digital and Media, Mariya Gabriel, is taking initiatives regarding fake news, with a fast process leading to recommendations before 2018 Summer. And hopefully, impact before the 2019 EU elections. In the same spirit, I share the five-point hypothesis below, and welcome feedback, chiefly offline. I do spare readers of this brief… » read more

  Posted by Media4EU

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