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

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

LSEG launches beta of social network for IROs and investors
The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has launched a beta version of a social network it says will make investor relations and …

Visa US ‘hugely focussed’ on wooing retailers as it signs up Under Armour to online payment offering
Visa is also investing heavily in social media in North America with 50 per cent of its media budget now poured into all digital channels. It was …

Facebook Hits All-Time High: What Are Investors Saying about FB Stock?
Below we’ve highlighted some of our favorite comments and reports from investors in the social media world. If you want to join the conversation, …

Facebook And Instagram Driving The Social Media Growth Of Retail Brands
With the rising popularity of social networks around the globe, gone are the … investing their promotional strategies over multiple social media …

Biz Stone: ‘I never felt Twitter was a social network’
“There’s a space in the world of social media for a more nuanced, …. Investing in people is something that Mr Stone has done throughout his life …

BIG DATA NEWS

Three-way EU Big Data privacy wrestling match kicks off
The EU will take a big step towards finalising measures to protect its citizens’ privacy today, as negotiators from member states, the European …

Spark Or Hadoop — Which Is The Best Big Data Framework?
One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the …

This Swedish house was designed by two million people – and it’s surprisingly attractive
Most people are familiar with Swedish design through IKEA. But the country has a new hot designer: Big Data. Between January and October of 2014, …

Big Data: Uncovering The Secrets of Our Universe At CERN
As well as dealing with matters of physics linked to the Big Bang, CERN’s experiments are firmly in the realms of Big Data. The LHC alone generates …

Royal Bank of Scotland goes back to 1970s values with big data
RBS, which owns NatWest and Ulster Bank, plans to invest in business process management (BPM) and big data technology in an attempt to recreate …

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