The photo-sharing site is bringing a new, unintended dimension to how data firms can measure product popularity and decide where to invest.
Robots and Artificial Intelligence taking people's jobs is a well-worn narrative. But an equally worrying trend in the age of big-data concerns is access to information, which in the world of capital markets decides who makes money and who doesn't.
Numerai has established the highest paid data science competition in the world.
The data scientist highlights the benefits of a hybrid environment in improving the speed of analysis.
Even secretive hedge funds are making their software open source.
Private equity titans, including possible future Treasury Secretary Tony James of Blackstone, are promoting a plan that would let the financial industry control hundreds of billions of dollars of retirees' savings.
'The Big Short', 'Billions' and our complex love-hate affair with the financial industry.
Whoever has the best predictions wins.
It is regrettable that ignorance has driven a debate that needs serious and informed attention.
Currency speculators are staring massive losses in the face after the Swiss National Bank removed a three-year-old cap on the currency.