Mind, Body, and Data

Here at Factual, our goal is to make the work week an enjoyable experience for our team — on a personal and professional level. Data shows1 that happy employees are 12% more productive, whereas unhappy employees are 10% less productive. Research also shows that happiness at work isn’t solely connected to compensation. With that in mind, Factual offers many benefits including monthly team events, such as go karts and murder mystery dinners, catered Friday lunches, and one of my personal favorites, an in-office, lunch-time yoga class offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Changes to our Places Data – 2016 in Review

A new year means new changes to our Global Places data. Last year, we surpassed over 100MM local business listings and points of interests in 50 countries to power our superior mobile location products. To show how frequently businesses can open or close each quarter, we analyzed the changes to that data. Globally, we’ve added 35.43MM new businesses or places and removed 13.17MM places no longer in operation.