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The Blooming Weed Industry

By Thinknum Media, April 18, 2019
From manufacturers, to distributors, to sellers, the cannabis industry is set up for global scale. Here’s the state of it all based on gigabytes of alternative data.
From manufacturers, to distributors, to sellers, the cannabis industry is set up for global scale. Here’s the state of it all based on gigabytes of alternative data.

Facebook is hiring a small army of policy experts to improve its reputation in DC

By Joshua Fruhlinger, April 17, 2019
What do you do when you're a company that's under investigation for privacy and data-sharing violations? You hire a team of specialists to spend a lot of time with those who are investigating you, naturally.
What do you do when you're a company that's under investigation for privacy and data-sharing violations? You hire a team of specialists to spend a lot of time with those who are investigating you, naturally.

Hiring outside HSBC's core HQ countries is up as it braces for Brexit

By James Mattone, April 15, 2019
While alternative data has yet to crack the code on internal personnel shifts within companies, public openings in non-core HSBC locations — outside the U.S., Hong Kong, and United Kingdom — saw a steady increase over the past month.
While alternative data has yet to crack the code on internal personnel shifts within companies, public openings in non-core HSBC locations — outside the U.S., Hong Kong, and United Kingdom — saw a steady increase over the past month.

Digging into Uber as it preps for $10 billion IPO:

By Joshua Fruhlinger, April 10, 2019
Uber plans to raise $10 billion in its upcoming IPO, and analysts want to know where the returns will come from. Here are some early indicators based on alternative data.
Uber plans to raise $10 billion in its upcoming IPO, and analysts want to know where the returns will come from. Here are some early indicators based on alternative data.

Remote and work-from-home job listings have grown 151% since 2018

By Joshua Fruhlinger, April 9, 2019
The greatest place to find a job in the future is your living room. Remote and work-from-home job listings at some of the world's biggest companies are on the rise.
The greatest place to find a job in the future is your living room. Remote and work-from-home job listings at some of the world's biggest companies are on the rise.

Facebook accelerates privacy-related hiring spree, looks to beef up Asia-Pacific workforce

By James Mattone, April 8, 2019
After being called "morally bankrupt pathological liars" by New Zealand's privacy commissioner, Facebook has stepped up its job hunt for privacy related positions in the Asia-Pacific region.
After being called "morally bankrupt pathological liars" by New Zealand's privacy commissioner, Facebook has stepped up its job hunt for privacy related positions in the Asia-Pacific region.

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