• 1010data added geo-location dataset to supplement its transaction data. (businesswire)
  • SafeGraph launched IP-to-Place, a dataset mapping WiFi IP address ranges to 1.5mm commercial points of interest in the US. (SafeGraph)
  • Comlinkdata launched dataset tracking US subscriber switching and flow share between Internet Service Providers.


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  • Integrity Research reviews the recent M&A activity surrounding alternative data and reports that alternative data firms raised $460 million in funding during 2018. (Integrity Researchsubscription required)
  • JPMorgan economists review how alternative data can be used to look at macro trends. The Bloomberg article notes that the Fed Reserve is using First Data and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis is using Google Trends to improve consumption estimates. (Bloomberg)
  • Satellite data providers, including Gro Intelligence and Descartes Labs, report spike in interest from commodity traders as Department of Agriculture doesn't publish farm reports during the government shutdown. (Reuters)
  • Greenwich Associates looks at Amazon using web-scraped data on's top 1000 products and Amazon job listings related to "Alexa." According to their recent alternative data customer journey study, web-scraped data was the most popular data set. (Greenwich Associates)
  • "Data by itself is a cost, not a benefit." - Goldman Sachs' Global Head of Machine Learning, stressing the importance of having a data-savvy organization. (Yale)