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

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Millennials Use Tech Tools To Jump into Investing
It’s the Facebookification of financial investing. From social networking platforms that allow young investors to follow each other’s stock-picking mojo, …

This One Number Shows How Advertisers Are Wrong About Social Media
But social media companies like Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat don’t make … MAUs are popular with investors and other market-watchers because …

New Facebook Inc (FB) Platforms Excite Investors
Investors are also looking forward to Facebook at Work becoming a supplement of the social media website. Facebook at Work allows businesses to …

Twitter’s Next Move Could Produce Explosive Gains for Investors
Wall Street analysts and investors are concerned about slowing user … stock is that the social media sites’ user growth seems to be slowing down.

BIG DATA NEWS

The role of big data in financial inclusion
‘Numbers, patterns and formulas … are changing the face of business and commerce’. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters …

Big data tops humans at picking ‘significant’ films: study
U.S. director/actor Al Pacino arrives for the British premiere of his film ”Salome and Wilde Salome” at Southbank in central London September 21, …

Parties Harvest Voter Data For Election Battle
Most simply, ‘Big Data’ is used to create computer models to model the likelihood or “propensity” of every voter to vote for your party. It is done on the …

Is Big Data Finally Getting Traction?
Two consulting firms have almost simultaneously released two new surveys on the state of big data. Both show big data finally getting traction in the …

Foundation And Big Data
The Internet has become the world’s Sorting Hat: it identifies, and increasingly defines, the subculture(s) to which people belong. Does your Facebook …

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