Data is more than just numbers on a page. It augments every aspect of what we do: what stories we tell, what arguments we make, and what insights we have. Every day, we share a number—a number that has little meaning when isolated, but when given context, connects the dots in our constantly changing world.

They don’t call it “The Money Fight” for nothing…

August 25, 2017

At nearly double the $60 average, the fight is expected to be the most profitable with ESPN.com estimating it will attract about 5 million viewers and an unprecedented $475 million in PPV revenue, easily topping 2015’s $424 million Mayweather-Pacquiao bout. And let’s not forget ticket sales, sponsorships, simulcast rights, merchandise and the plethora of peripheral goings-on — gambling, hotel stays, meals — leading up to the big day on the Las Vegas Strip. The takeaway: sometimes circus marketing works. 

Alternatives Rising

August 24, 2017

That’s good news for proponents of alternative energy sources in the country. On the flip side, it means those who want a stronger nuclear energy industry have some work to do.

The diagnosis: awesome

August 23, 2017

According to a Pew Research Center survey, another 84% said they felt their healthcare provider “really cared about their health and well-being.” It turns out that even though the national debate around healthcare is as polarized as ever and professional burnout among doctors is reportedly on the rise, the nation’s healthcare professionals are getting thumbs up from their patients.

When the eclipse throws some shade…

August 22, 2017

It may sustain all life on earth, but the Sun’s antics yesterday proved to be costly for Americans companies. $700 million is the amount of cash employers were predicted to have lost in labor costs for the millions of Americans who spent roughly 20 extra minutes outside their office to gaze at the solar eclipse, according to Forbes. That total still pales in comparison to the $1.9 billion or so that employers lose during March Madness each year. Companies can take solace in the fact that they’ll have several years to save up until the next total solar eclipse in 2024.

“New phone, who dis?” said Grandma

August 21, 2017

And the trend isn’t poised to slow down any time soon as older Americans grow more and more comfortable with the Internet. That explosion in elderly tech adopters is redefining what and how they engage with the world around them. As the increase in older internet users will have huge implications across industries as the record 46 million senior citizens living in the U.S. continues to grow, according to the Pew Research Center.