Public Tech Companies Are Already Recovering From Brutal Stock …

Things didn’t look good this morning. When stock markets opened, Facebook was down 12.1 percent, Apple was down 10 percent, Google was down 6.5 percent, etc. But public tech companies are already recovering from this brutal drop, with Apple leading the way.As of this writing, Apple is back in the green, up 0.19 percent compared to Friday’s closing price to […]

New York Stock Exchange Launches Bitcoin Price Index – CoinDesk

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has today announced the launch of a bitcoin price index (NYXBT).NYXBT will represent the daily US dollar value of one bitcoin at 4pm (BST) and will be published on the NYSE Global Index Feed (GIF).For a limited period it will also be viewable on the NYSE’s website.Thomas Farley, NYSE group president, said in a […]

Stox Gets $8M Series A To Make Equities Trading More Accessible …

Stox is an online broker that wants to make trading stocks less mystifying for new investors. The London-based company announced that it has raised an $8 million Series A round led by Singulariteam.The site is currently in beta in the U.K. and will launch in the U.S. later this year. Once it opens to the public, it will join a […]

SiamSquared Lands $800K To Help People In Asia Invest In The …

StockRadars, a Bangkok-based service that aims to demystify investing in Asia’s stock markets, has scored a deal of its own after parent company SiamSquared closed a Series A round from Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures and East Ventures.The deal is undisclosed, but TechCrunch understands that it is around $800,000 and at a $5-10 million valuation for the Thai startup. StockRadars currently covers the public markets in Thailand […]

Zettaset offers simpler big data security for the enterprise – BetaNews

Companies are increasingly keen to take advantage of the insights that big data can offer. But this does lead to problems with controlling access and keeping the data secure in a way that works with existing systems.Big data security specialist Zettaset is now making its Orchestrator product available as a standalone offering. This will allow customers to take the whole […]

Big data makes research more difficult say data scientists – BetaNews

Given the amount of hype surrounding it you could be forgiven for thinking that big data is the answer to most business and scientific problems.But a new survey by database specialists Paradigm4 reveals that almost three-quarters of data scientists believe that big data has made their research harder. The reason for this is not, as you might expect, the volume […]

IBM software defined storage reduces the cost of big data – BetaNews

Big data places enormous demands on storage and in many cases conventional technologies are struggling to keep up.In an effort to deliver improved economics and at the same time enable organizations to access and process any type of data, on any type of storage device, anywhere in the world, IBM has unveiled a portfolio of software defined storage products.Codenamed “Elastic […]

Why Focusing on Valuable Data—not Big Data—can Help Boost …

Big Data has been all the rage. But fast data, even if it is small, can be more valuable than complicated masses of information.Here’s why: All the focus on “bigger is better” has overlooked the fact that most Big Data segments have not been validated with a business application or value.Instead, for marketers looking to make an impact by the […]

Stock Market Game TradeHero Arrives On Android – The Next Web

Singapore-based mobile virtual stock market game TradeHero is now finally available for download on Google Play, which would no doubt help boost its user numbers considerably, given that a large part of the world uses Android devices.TradeHero has a similar concept to Fantasy Football – you get to trade on its virtual platform with a $100,000 starting portfolio, and the market moves according to […]

GoGrid simplifies moving to big data – BetaNews

GoGrid simplifies moving to big data”Enterprises are eager to evaluate and implement the latest Big Data solutions, but until now, they haven’t had the resources to do so quickly and easily,” says GoGrid CEO John Keagy. “GoGrid’s new 1-Button Deploy solution, combined with our Open Data Services platform, offers companies immediate access to the most advanced technologies on […]