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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Private Sector Is Reshaping Space Exploration
At the moment outer space seems unreachable to the common person. We hear stories of astronauts and see pictures and videos of the …

27 Million Pinterest Users Pinned Halloween Costumes
The infographic showed 72 percent of smartphone shoppers research items before purchasing them, 40 percent of Pinterest users plan …

What Business Travelers Want From Apps, and the Brands They Turn to Most Food and booking capabilities are key
Deloitte Digital used social media listening to compile data about business travelers’ experiences. Getty Images. Comfort and ease have …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Want To Invest In Social Momentum? New ETF Paves The Way
Gauging a stocks sentiment through online and social media insights has been one of the biggest trends in FinTech. Often times, the focus is on how …

Facebook Investors Can Expect Another Dominant Quarter
When Facebook (FB) reports earnings on Wednesday, investors can expect to see yet another solid quarter, as the social media giant continues to …

How Is Q3 Earnings Season Going for Social Media ETFs?
The social media space is on a tear lately with Global X Social Media Index ETF SOCL having returned about 19.5% in the year-to-date frame (as of October 27, 2016).

Instavest: The Startup That Wants to Uproot Hedge Funds
It’s a website, Khatri explained, where investors can post stock-trading ideas, accumulate followers social-media style and receive compensation …

BIG DATA NEWS

Here’s How the SEC Is Using Big Data to Catch Insider Trading
The cases have come at a time when other U.S. and European regulators have increasingly looked to find ways to take advantage Big Data in …

Big Data and Expected Returns
In this sense, “big data” is a continuation of an old theme. In another sense, the developments in data over the last 10 to 15 years represent a …

Big Data Hits The Campaign Trail
Big Data analytics has been changing business for a while, as I have chronicled. Now it is playing an increasingly large role in the election …

Using big data analytics to win back customer confidence
It almost seems that no matter where you are, you look at your favourite newspaper and you are assailed by successive stories about problems …

Big data grab: Now they want your car’s telemetry
A year ago the management consulting giant McKinsey & Co. predicted that the internet of things (IoT) could unlock $11 trillion in economic …

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