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


Defying The Digital Revolution: Radio Still Rules The Road
Music downloads and streaming services accounted for over 70 percent of US music industry revenues in the first half of last year, according to …

How the Best and Brightest Millennials Live, Shop and Dream The preferences of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 nominees
Upwardly mobile millennials are easily the most sought-after demo for marketers and advertisers, so when Forbes ..


The Limitations And Benefits Of Social Media For Financial Advisors
In a survey of 611 financial advisors, almost half of them anticipate using social media to market their practices to wealthy investors over the …

This Is Why Starbucks Might Not Be the Best Stock to Buy Right Now
Starbucks’ new loyalty rewards program rolled out Tuesday to quite a bit of social media outrage, as it would require consumers in some cases to dole out more dough for a free cup of joe.

The Twitter news merry-go-round increases volatility in financial markets, study says
Investors who threat the merry-go-round of news and opinion about stocks on social media as if it were brand new information are stirring up …

Is Snapchat a Threat to Facebook? 2 Charts Offer Conflicting Answers
Facebook was launched as an exclusive social network on college campuses … So what’s the takeaway for social media investors interested in …


The Drum launches research on big data
The market survey will form the basis of The Drum Market Insight Report – Big Data Edition, in association with Pure360, to be released in May.

Emotional Branding Now Unlocked By Big Data
Of course, Credit Suisse was less concerned about pop buzz and more about how big data and the associated social sentiment metrics could help …

12 Inspiring Women In Data Science, Big Data
Women make up half the population, yet it’s been well documented that they don’t come close to parity in STEM fields. Could the rise of big data and …

Big Data’s Hidden Scourge: Data Drift
Big data’s emergence promised tremendous opportunities for businesses to gain real-time insights and make more informed decisions. But as is often …

Big data vs. smart data: Dun & Bradstreet chief data scientist breaks it down
How do you know if your big data is actually big data? … Big data often deals with what are known as the five Vs: volume, velocity, veracity, variety, and …

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