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

SOCIAL MEDIA INVESTORS

4 Stocks to Watch in China’s Social Media
Known as “China’s Twitter,” Weibo is a social networking service that … Consequently, investors should consider refraining from adding this stock to …

Decoding the 2014 Global Trends in Investor Relations
Companies by-in-large reported not adopting social media because of “lack of investor demand” (61%). Other reasons were that management did not ..

BIG DATA

Potholes and Big Data: Crowdsourcing Our Way to Better Government
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Netflix are probably the sexiest examples of organizations using Big Data (re: petabytes of largely …

Six Challenges of Big Data
Fifth, leveraging big data often means working across functions like IT, engineering, finance and procurement and the ownership of data is fragmented …

Google Launches BigQuery Streaming For Real-Time, Big-Data Analytics | TechCrunch
But Google is also adding an important new feature that will make it more competitive with the big data service offered by Amazon Kinesis and others.

Is big data dating the key to long-lasting romance?
Applying big data analytics to these treasure troves of information is helping the agencies provide better matches for their customers. And more …

Big Data Reaches Inflection Point
What’s the status of the big data revolution? Fresh clues emerged with week with Hadoop vendor Cloudera scoring a $160 million round of venture …

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