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


12 data maps that sum up London
A quick quiz question for you. How many football pitches could fit inside the Greater London boundary? Well, 220,000 of them would fill the space …

Helpful Infographics Chart Interstellar’s Black Hole
Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s latest chapter in his unending series about the intelligent, wounded men who just want to achieve the impossible, …


Twitter beyond 140: The social network’s new growth plan
After eight years as a social media player – and facing an increasingly frustrated investor base – Twitter is setting its sights on scaling up to be one of …

Fidelity’s Oculus App Lets You Fly Through Your Investments
… active traders and other investors use virtual worlds to understand data? … or blue Twitter birds around buildings could indicate social media chatter.


5 big data implementation mistakes to avoid
In recent years, few terms have been as overused and misunderstood as “big data.” From making predictions about massive flu outbreaks with a

Big Data for Media
News and media companies are rapidly developing “Big Data” strategies to effectively use the growing amount of user data available from Internet and …

A Match Made Somewhere: Big Data and the Internet of Things
Similarly, the close sibling of analytics, big data, also feeds off the Internet of Things. Admittedly, I think we’re much further along with big data than we …

How to weather the big data storm
If you look at the field of business intelligence, it’s as though there’s a storm brewing. If you wanted to be fanciful, you’d say that it’s made up of big data, …

Big data: managing the legal and regulatory risks
In the rush to embrace the opportunities that big data brings, we must not forget history. One characteristic of the dotcom boom (and bust) was that …

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