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The WeWork Effect

WeWork is dominating the news with the announcement of its financial troubles and large-scale layoffs. With WeWork’s contraction, what would the effect on the surrounding neighborhoods in New York City be?

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We’ve Tried Something New: Veggie Wednesdays

We’ve Tried Something New: Veggie Wednesdays

We decided to do our little part to reduce meat consumption by exchanging one meal per week at work with vegetarian food: Veggie Wednesday. We have just started and we have much more to learn, but we are doing something - and so should you

Ready, Set, Github Action!

Ready, Set, Github Action!

In late 2018 Github released a new feature called "Actions" in response to Github Events. Senior Software Engineer Ole Christian Langfjæran explains how we at Unacast have started using it for our deployments, and why we find it particularly interesting.

Unacast is Awarded Best Places To Work in NYC 2019

Unacast is Awarded Best Places To Work in NYC 2019

We are excited and proud to announce that Unacast has been awarded the #1 small company to work for in NYC, and the #4 overall of all companies in the Built In NYC's 2019 "Best Places to Work" Awards!

A Year at Unacast: Looking Back at 2018

A Year at Unacast: Looking Back at 2018

2018 was a remarkable year, both for the location data industry as a whole and Unacast as a company. I recently shared my year-end reflections with our friends, clients and partners. Read on to find out what we learned this year and what's next.

A Data-Driven Christmas Gift

A Data-Driven Christmas Gift

For the third year in a row we are not giving Christmas gifts to the people at Unacast, but rather donate the money to charity. A data-driven charity: GiweWell.org

Location Data 101: The Basics of Location Data

Location Data 101: The Basics of Location Data

Location data is all over the news, but what exactly is it, why should we use it and how can it be used responsibly? Nikhil Gupta, Senior Director of Research and Analytics, and Madeline Ngo, Solutions Engineer, are here to answer your questions.

Data Insights: Understanding Traffic, Trade Area and Site Selection

Data Insights: Understanding Traffic, Trade Area and Site Selection

Retailers have multiple tools and datasets at their disposal to learn about their customers. But how much deeper can location data allow them to go? Data Analyst Alec Kamra finds out.

Increasing Revenue Through Smarter Site Selection: Unacast & Carto

Increasing Revenue Through Smarter Site Selection: Unacast & Carto

When CARTO was tasked with optimizing ROI for a local food truck business, Unacast data played a key role in the decisioning model.

A Star Was (not) Born - But a Salesperson Was

A Star Was (not) Born - But a Salesperson Was

What do lessons learned from a brief acting stint have to do with being successful in Sales? Sr. Director of Jessica Cunningham shares her experience.

Anarchy in the UC

Anarchy in the UC

Processes and rules can be important, but when people start spending more time arguing about how things aught to be done vs actually doing them, they can get in the way. Specialized software engineer Jørgen Braseth explains how our "Be Your Own CEO" value has changed the way Unacast tackles problems.

KeyMe Boosts Kiosk Revenue by Over 50% with Site Selection Insights from Unacast

KeyMe Boosts Kiosk Revenue by Over 50% with Site Selection Insights from Unacast

Unacast partnered with KeyMe, a leading security technology company revolutionizing the locksmith industry, to improve their kiosk site selection and ultimately boost revenue.

Two Days in Oslo - We Know Nothing About Our Cities

Two Days in Oslo - We Know Nothing About Our Cities

We argue that most cities today have very little data and insights into how cities are used. So, we decided to dig into our data products and new city analytic product suites, built on top of aggregated anonymous data from the telco Telia, to see what we could find.

Location Data 101: Get Your Copy of the Location Data Buyer's Guide

Location Data 101: Get Your Copy of the Location Data Buyer's Guide

From need-to-know terms to how to measure success, get started in the world of location data with our Location Data Buyer's Guide.

The Birth of UNA – A Journey Through The Valley of Values

The Birth of UNA – A Journey Through The Valley of Values

This is the story of how the journey that culminated in the birth of UNA started three years ago. We thought, as most companies do in this day and age, that we must have “some values”. And, so we created “some values”. But no-one used them. Learn about how UNA became the solution.

Amazon in the Big Apple: What Location Data Can Tell Us

Amazon in the Big Apple: What Location Data Can Tell Us

With a mammoth moving in, what will Amazon’s new HQ2 mean for commuters and city dwellers? Location data may have the answers.

The Evolution of a Product: How A Product Goes From Idea To Reality

The Evolution of a Product: How A Product Goes From Idea To Reality

We all have ideas, but they aren’t always good, and rarely do they become reality. So how exactly are products created? Product Manager Kaylin Zeuske is the expert, and she's here to lay out just how an idea goes from thought to reality.