Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:


HubSpot IPO Taps Into Social Media Advertising Trendshubs fb
HubSpot, which aims to improve the way companies connect with customers, connected with investors in its IPO Thursday. HubSpot (NYSE:HUBS) …

Icahn urges ‘undervalued’ Apple to buy back more shares
… said he planned to publicize investment ideas on Facebook and other social media sites in addition to Twitter. That does not sit well some investors.

Nvestly Launches Social Investment Platform for the Average Person
The real-time platform is geared to Millennials who can use its social media features to share and compare returns with friends and other investors.


The Duality of Big Data: The Angel and the Demon
Will the good coming from big data outweigh the bad (think: big brother, … analysis, which can all be rolled into one proverbial buzzword: big data.

Moneyball: How businesses are using data to outsmart their rivals
It’s called ‘big data analytics’, and those who ignore it are being warned they … “Big data is the new oil,” says Andy Cutler, director of strategy at SAS, …

Big data digest: Set your happiness gadget to bliss
Big data’s origins lie not with Google or even IBM, but in a 1970’s Chilean government effort to move to socialism, so we learned from the latest New …

Mining big data yields Alzheimer’s discovery
Scientists at The University of Manchester have used a new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as …

Could a big data-crunching machine be your boss one day?
I’m on a date with Amelia. She’s neatly dressed, emotionally intelligent and whip-smart. But she’s a little too virtual for my tastes. Amelia is a “learning …

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