Where does real-time trading have its origins? Perhaps as early as 1815. As the Battle of Waterloo raged, Nathan Rothschild was able to get advanced information on how it was progressing from his network of agents. With the London Stock Exchange on tenterhooks, he learned of Wellington’s victory hours before anyone else, and quickly began… Read more »

Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index: INFOGRAPHICS NEWS An Infographics Genius Plots Out Another Insanely Detailed Year of His Life Data visualization Nicholas Felton is back with another amazing annual report of his personal data. Nicholas Felton. Data visualization Nicholas …… Read more »

Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index: INFOGRAPHICS NEWS blopboard illustrates opinions with infographics blopboard believes infographics tell a colorful story, and the design features bright, appealing graphics that emphasize surface and pattern and help … SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES There’s a social… Read more »

Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index: INFOGRAPHICS NEWS A Q&A Site That’s Like Quora, But With Polling and Cool Infographics “The thing about infographics is that they need to be simple and understood by the larger public,” explains Opara. “I’ve seen… Read more »

Like it or not, companies no longer have full control of their brands. Official corporate and CSR information that is available online (financial data, industry news, employee structure) is complemented by huge volumes of unofficial information (opinion, stories, analysis and social media sentiment.) It is critical that businesses are seen to be transparent online. Corporate… Read more »

Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index: SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES Consumer Interest for Next Generation Smart Devices Rapidly Increases Via Social Media … Smart Technology influence being felt in social media realm as big name …. Investors are cautioned that they may… Read more »

Most financial analysts now agree that shared public sentiment on social networks, of either a positive or negative nature, can dramatically affect a brand’s value. Tracking and influencing within social media therefore, is becoming a priority for forward-thinking companies keen to reap the benefits of stakeholder engagement. 63% – Percentage of UK finance professionals that… Read more »