China Halts IPOs in Peculiar Attempt to Prop Up Stock Market …

China Halts IPOs in Peculiar Attempt to Prop Up Stock Market | Mother Jones

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This new mobile app uses big data to analyze your face – VentureBeat

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Technical analysis of terrorist graphic/brand design – Boing Boing


On We Make Money, Not Art, Regine has posted a long and fascinating review of the 2013 book
Branding Terror. The Logotypes and Iconography of Insurgent Groups and Terrorist Organizations
, which presents a detailed analysis of the visual identity of terrorist and non-state-actor insurgent groups around the world and over time. Underground and criminalized subcultures have produced some remarkable and […]

How The Stock Market Is Like A Soap Opera! | WH Cornerstone …

When I was a teenager, I would spend our summers at our family’s beach house. I would be up early to lay claim to my favorite spot on the beach spending hours reading, walking, talking, swimming and napping. Lunchtime was spent watching All My Children then back to the beach for an hour before General Hospital started. I was hooked!The […]

Study looks at stock market performance of polarizing brands

Are you a big fan of Apple or Nike, or a hater of McDonald’s? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows love-it or hate-it brands probably won’t perform exceptionally well in the stock market, but they also offer investors less risk because you know just what to expect – the good […]

Big Data has big problems – Boing Boing

Writing in the Financial Times, Tim Harford (The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Adapt, etc) offers a nuanced, but ultimately damning critique of Big Data and its promises. Harford’s point is that Big Data’s premise is that sampling bias can be overcome by simply sampling everything, but the actual data-sets that make up Big Data are anything but comprehensive, and are […]

Big Data Kafka: US Government Watchlists and the secrecy whose …

In the ACLU’s new paper U.S. Government Watchlisting:
Unfair Process and Devastating Consequences [PDF], the group describes strange world of terrorist watchlists, including no-fly lists, where it’s nearly impossible to discover if you’re on a list, and nearly impossible to find out why you’re on a list, and nearly impossible to get removed from a list. As the ACLU points […]

2014/02/20 Big Mechanism Seeks the “Whys” Hidden in Big Data

February 20, 2014Program aims to leapfrog state-of-the-art big data analytics by developing automated technologies to help explain the causes and effects that drive complicated systems During the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, Dr. John Snow plotted cholera deaths on a map, and in the corner of a particularly hard-hit quadrangle of buildings was a water pump. Snow’s maps, a 19th-century version […]

Weekly Technical Analysis – “Mid Dec Buying Setup” 17th Dec13 …

Its that time of the week for the usual technical update across the major asset markets.The Swiss team stick to their bullish theme of forecasting a likely near term bottom for the US indexes and a buying opportunity therefore. They also stick to their medium term view that a deeper Q1 2014 7 to 10% correction is a likely event.Here […]