Intermediation platforms connect people, services and even things in ways that have been unthinkable until now. Search engines provide relevant references for people searching for information. Social networks connect users in their environment. Car pooling systems link drivers and passengers using the same routes. Intermediation platforms use big data to fuel the services they offer and these services are evolving extremely quickly but almost unnoticed. They are already competing with the oil industry as the world’s top market capitalisations and are on the verge of revolutionising the world in which we live.