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

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

US stocks fall for a second day ahead of quarterly earnings results; Social media names slump
U.S. stocks are opening lower for a second day in a row as investors position … Among the biggest losers were Twitter and Pandora Media, a music …

Twitter Inc. (TWTR) Investors have Jelly Legs
While every company has its ups and downs, the social networking service has faced some rough waters as of late. Big smiles have turned into jelly …

British investors get first homegrown social media stock
L) owns and operates the social media that is seeking to replicate the success of Pandora (NYSE: P) a music streaming service serving the U.S., …

Facebook Hovering In Buying Range Despite Signs Of Weakness FB
By SCOTT STODDARD, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY … The social media giant is modestly above the 66.57 buy point, putting it within a buy zone

BIG DATA NEWS

Solving the big data mystery: Can you handle the truth?
Oscar Wilde once said: “The truth is rarely pure and never simple”, a phrase that holds even greater significance in the new big data world, where in …

Germany Uses Big Data Against Brazil in World Cup SemifinalSports
Forget about Moneyball–Germany has used serious Big Data to win a World Cup match. It’s a first. According to assistant coach Hansi Flick, team …

IBM battles Beijing’s smog with Big Data + Watson
IBM’s experts have already set about trying to tackle Beijing’s air pollutants, and the plan of attack calls for harnessing the power of Big Data analytics, …

Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
The save-everything mantra chanted by many big data proponents is a waste of money and resources, as organizations will gain little, if any, ..

Google Flu Trends promises are overstated, researchers say
“If we actually began relying on the claims made by big data surveillance in public health, we would come to some peculiar conclusions, said John …

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