DealMonitor is a simple data visualization tool that captures deal activity across countries. I have chosen to focus on M&A, IPO, equity and debt financing activity as indicated by the signifant developments API. I use the last 1,000 high significant developments and filter through the topic and country codes to distribute deal activity into country buckets and represent them in a tree map.
At this time, the app filters out potential duplicate records by analyzing unique significant development IDs only. Possible improvements include:
- give user the choice of specific countries and deal types
- poll news feed periodically for smaller chunks to update tree map
- query “less” significant news items for more activity
Credits go to protovis and flare libraries for making the visualization possible.
Using the following TRKD API's:
- Market-wide Significant Developments Updates