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Can Finance Ever Be Social?
A controversial article in TechCrunch argues that startups have failed to successfully combine social interaction with trading or investing. The article generated a firestorm of negative responses, primarily from social ...
Big Data Firm Eagle Alpha Pivots Product Toward More Traditional Research
Eagle Alpha, a research firm which mines insights from social media and the web, has shifted its product approach from short-term trading insights to more long-term research. To effect the ...
Social Market Analytics Expands into Commodities and FX
Social Market Analytics (SMA), a big data research firm which generates real-time sentiment data from social media, is expanding its sentiment analysis from equities to commodities and foreign exchange. It ...
Dataminr CFO Leaves Abruptly
Reuters reported that big data research firm Dataminr’s Chief Financial Officer left unexpectedly this week with no explanation to staff from management. Tania Secor had previously been the CFO of ...
Dataminr Leases New Space in Manhattan
Dataminr, which generates news and signals from Twitter, is spending some of the $130 million it recently raised on new digs in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan. The company ...
Eagle Alpha Hosting Big Data Event
Eagle Alpha, a research firm which mines insights from social media and the web, will be holding a seminar for traditional fundamental investors focused on leveraging structured and unstructured data. ...
Selerity Data-Mining Scoop Slams Twitter Stock
Selerity, a big data analytics firm that trolls Twitter along with other sources, tweeted an early version of Twitter’s disappointing earnings release that had mistakenly been posted on the public ...
Study Finds Correlation Between Twitter Sentiment and IPO Returns
A new academic study found that Twitter sentiment is positively correlated to contemporaneous IPO returns, but extracting trading value may be difficult. Two researchers from Johns Hopkins University used Twitter ...
RavenPack Distributes Its Data Through Factset
RavenPack, a news analytics provider, announced it has integrated its RavenPack Equity Indicators into FactSet Research Systems' platform. RavenPack Equity Indicators is a dataset that converts unstructured news & opinion ...
Big Data Firms Will Present at Upcoming FinTech Conference
Big data analytics firms are participating in an upcoming FinTech conference in Chicago on April 23rd. The inaugural FinTech Exchange will include presentations from Estimize, which provides crowd-sourced earnings estimates, ...