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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Mobile Devices Play Major Role for Car Shoppers
Thinking of buying a new or used car? According to a recent study commissioned by Facebook IQ, your mobile device will play a major role in …

Gartner’s 2016 top 10 strategic tech trends
Global IT research and advisory company, Gartner, recently identified its top 10 strategic technology trends for 2016. These are trends that are …

Vinyl Sales Have Grown For 10 Years Straight
Even though on-demand audio streaming continues to grow in popularity, physical music sales are still alive and kicking. According to Nielsen …

What are the Best Times to Post on #Facebook, #Twitter and #Instagram?
Well, it largely depends on your audience, and goals. Business to business (B2B) marketers can expect a 14 percent uplift on weekdays, whereas business to consumer (B2C) brands see a 17 percent increase in engagement on weekends.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Twitter Taps Livestreaming App As Stock Hits All-Time Low
User growth, the single most important metric to investors in social media companies, has flatlined in the U.S., with only meager gains beyond this …

Are Traditional Blogs Overlooked By Investors Looking For An Edge?
Social networking sites (also known as microblogs) such as Twitter have been getting quite some traction when it comes to getting an edge in …

2015 Social Media Stocks: 1 Winner and 2 Losers
As a result, many social-media companies soared or crashed compared with … For Facebook investors, a 33% increase in value further added to the …

Snapchat Wants to Be Your Next Financial Adviser
Snapchat, the social media app known for its disappearing messages, … services industry to provide solid, inexpensive, investing advice free of …

BIG DATA NEWS

Retailers need to inject science into their big data
With an endless supply of customer big data available to retailers, Blue Yonder emphasise the importance of scientific analytics to drive real value

Ford and IBM partner to accelerate big data use in vehicles
Ford is looking to make better use of big data through a partnership with IBM to pilot a platform specifically designed to analyse vehicle data.

Will LiFi Take Big Data And The Internet Of Things To A New Level?
The enormous demand for WiFi and transmissions of mass quantities of data is putting a strain on the current technologies. With the predicted …

Apple Acquires Feelings, Microsoft R Update, 2016 Predictions: Big Data Roundup
Meanwhile, Microsoft gets ready to update its R strategy, vendors offer their 2016 big data predictions, and more. Here’s our big data roundup for the …

Mobile ads in 2016: Big data meets the big idea
Mobile advertising has reached a point where big data is beginning to line up with the big idea: native ads and content exquisitely targeted to the …

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