Shazam is perfect for music fans who absolutely need to identify that tune right now.
I am not a wine drinker of any knowledge or insight, but watching Vivino make sense of a wine list and then proposing an appropriate bottle is a wonderful experience.
And Saberr is a fascinating people analytics company, helping organisations make better decisions about their people. A blog from the folks at Saberr set me off in search of Alex Pentland's “Social Physics”.
Pentland defines social physics as "a quantitative social science that describes reliable, mathematical connections between information and idea flow on the one hand and people's behaviour on the other".
It is big data at work in any number of interesting ways.
One of Pentland's insights is that higher performing teams have even patterns of communication where members contribute equally and this process can be encouraged and strengthened in a number of ways. He turns many models of high performing teams on their head.