Product Placement and Brand Mentions in Top 20 Tracks

A whopping 212 different brands have been mentioned throughout all the songs that reached top 20 status in the last three years, according to Bloomberg pop culture reporter Kim Bhasin and data journalist Lance Lambert. Their study analyzed the tracks, searching for brand references, whether by proper name or through slang references. Rolls-Royce received the most mentions (helped along the way by Rolls-Royce owners Drake, …

New Products From Diabetes Management Platform One Drop

Helping users better understand the link between behavior and glucose levels

For anyone not familiar with One Drop, it’s a platform that’s made addressing diabetes more transparent. The data-driven service allows users to connect the dots between their consumption habits and glucose levels, its app acting as a log of daily activities including eating and physical movement while monitoring insulin levels. The experts at One Drop then analyze data from all users, amassing tremendous insight that …

Enter IBM Watson + PSFK’s Data Contest

If you could gain access to the entirety of the world’s data, digest it and use it to create something to improve the lives of other people—what would you do? PSFK and IBM Watson have teamed up to pose this very question for The Good Data Contest, which hopes to “spark a conversation around what cognitive computing will mean for our future.” Until 22 May …