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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

How Bitcoin Compares to Other Crypto-Currencies (Infographics)
With a market capitalization of more than $8 billion, Bitcoin is by far the most important crypto-currency in the world. At its current price of $621, the total …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Big Q2 growth in tweeting masses has investors strong on Twitter
Twitter is often compared to Facebook when looking at social media investments, although Facebook’s 1.3 billion monthly users and nearly $3 billion …

Investors more wary over tech stock run
“Social media names are all expensive. It is more of an indication of growth companies receiving a premium valuation in periods where growth is …

Twitter or Facebook: Who Won the World Cup’s Social Media Battle?
In fact, it will be disappointing if Twitter can’t explain to investors and … (MCD) all marketed heavily on the social network during the World Cup.

Morning MoneyBeat: Old Tech Heats Up
As Internet and social-media stocks have attracted attention for their recent struggles, investors have flocked back to more mature tech stocks.

BIG DATA NEWS

Three-Way Big Data Banking Battle Brewing
With the US Justice Department’s recent massive takedown of French bank BNP Paribas, coupled with billions of dollars of fines for the likes of JP …

Deep Data Trumps Big Data
You’ve heard of “big data,” of course, but what about “deep data?” Fear not, our goal here is not to foist another industry buzzword upon you. But given …

Is Big Data a Problem or an Opportunity?
Big data is a broad topic with many definitions and the solutions to big data problems cannot be described by simple Yes or No answers. Rather, it is …

Big data and mapping – a potent combination
For many organisations and businesses, big data is an integral part of their information strategy, to help drive operational efficiencies and competitive …

The future of big data — the big elephant in the room
Having remained fairly static for about 20 years, data protection laws in Europe are on the cusp of their next major overhaul. Two of the key drivers are …

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