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

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Why investors may like Facebook for a while
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard kids aren’t “liking” the social media behemoth as much as they used to. A year ago Facebook said it was seeing a …

Keek Appoints Prominent Media Investment Executive David Birnbaum to Its Board
Prior to TAKKLE, Birnbaum was an investment professional at Apax Partners … Keek is a leading mobile video social network with 70 million members …

India Smart Money Adopts Social Media as Tweets Move Markets
While monitoring social media is nothing new for investors, it has become all but indispensable for followers of India’s $1.5 trillion stock market after …

Wall Street: How Bull Markets Turn Into Bubbles Before Bursting
Wall Street consists of two types of investors: rational rational investors and … In early 2014, investment buzz over the great promise of social media, …

Ryan Holmes: 3 Lessons I Learned from Raising $250 Million
Then we hit upon the idea for a tool to manage multiple social media … On the contrary, the job of investors is to make investments and they want to …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big Data Opportunity: Predictive Sales Software Turns Browsers Into Buyers
My last column decried the firehose of data flooding organizations today and the difficulty of making sense of it all: the bounty of data perversely makes …

Tesco financial misreporting ‘nothing to do with me’, says company’s big data head
Ruckley became a leader of the company’s big data efforts last year and he told delegates how the state of the company’s previous data warehouse …

500 Startups and United Nations Invest in Big Data for Social Good
Big data allows startups, companies, governments, and societies to gather unprecedented amounts of insights that could change the world for good.

Netflix’s Transformation: Big Data vs. Big Sociology
Netflix, which has 27 million subscribers in the nation and 33 million worldwide, ran the numbers. It already knew that a healthy share had streamed …

Big data for big impact
While international development professionals are becoming savvier in how to use mobile phone technology, “big data” remains a largely untapped …

What Happens When Big Data Only Counts the Wealthy?
But critics of big data have argued that with the emergence of data science is also a phenomenon called “data poverty,” in which certain demographics …

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