During the last weeks, the world of finance has been shaken by the “Gamestonk” effect, a real digital revolution allegedly triggered by a group of independent day-traders fed-up with institutional funds’ financial hegemony and carelessness. The latest decision of the latter to take a short position at the detriment of videogames iconic brand Gamestop represented the actual straw that breaks the camel’s back for an horde of tech-savvy retail investors. …

Data-hungry economy, anti-surveillance business models and the Hau of Online Data

It is common knowledge that today big data undoubtedly represent the “new oil” for most businesses and organizations all over the world. At the same time, though, it is also becoming evident to an ever-greater audience that, precisely as occurred with oil itself, the restless quest for big data has revealed both advantages and disadvantages, as it can exert positive, value-creating effects as well as negative, value-destroying drawbacks. …

Federico Mangiò

An analog PhD student in a digital world. Exploring consumption, markets and digital environments.

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