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Trefis and Data Visualization

It doesn’t matter how good your information or analysis is. If you present it poorly, it won’t get the recognition it deserves. Trefis is an interesting tool for this purpose. It focuses exclusively on stock price analysis, but the interactive nature of the information they show is inspiring. I can’t comment on how robust their analysis is, but they break a company down into its parts and then show the key financial drivers for each area, which you can then change to match your own assumptions. It certainly brings some clarity to the complex problem of financial valuation. They are also bringing a social element to the analysis process too, by enabling you to compare your valuation to others. Currently, they only cover approximately 50 technology focused companies, but it will be interesting to see if and how they grow. Signing up for the service does result in them sending you quite a few annoying emails, but it’s worth it to try out the tool.

The screenshot below shows some of the analysis they offer of Amazon:

And another To Do List Application

Teux Deux (pronounced to do) is a clever little browser-based app for viewing your tasks in a calendar format, rather than a list.

Items once created can be dragged onto the day of you choice, crossed out or deleted. There’s also a ‘someday’ category. Currently there’s no sharing support no iPhone app (though one is planned), and no view other than a scrollable consecutive 5 day window but it’s a interesting and fairly minimalist approach to work tracking for the individual.

This is what it looks like:

The application is a collaboration between a designer, SwissMiss and Fictive Kin, who’s main project is an in-progress educational app called Zotsy.