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


By the Numbers: Amazon vs. Alibaba (Infographic)
Amazon may be the biggest and busiest ecommerce company in the U.S., but China’s Alibaba delivers way more packages.

The Best Infographics of 2015 (So Far)
Infographics that really stand out are far more than just a smattering of pictures and charts. They might tell an engaging story — one built around compelling data, graphics, or illustrations.


Twitter share price soars after hoax news story on a fake “Bloomberg” site fools investors
Twitter’s share price was sent soaring over eight per cent today as investors fell for a hoax news story claiming the social media network was …

Should Investors Fear Facebook’s “Freebooting” Problem?
Social-media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is doubling down on video and it shows. In its recently reported first-quarter conference call, CEO Mark …

How China’s 100 Million ‘Stir Fry’ Investors Helped Cause the Market Crash
China’s 100 million retail investors, while a relatively small percentage of the … China’s investing public, connected via social media such as WeChat, …

How to Get Introduced to Investors
Investors tend to listen to other investors about potential companies to add to … Like creating those social media brand advocates that preach the word …

The Best Return on Equity in Social Media: Facebook Inc and Yelp Inc
In the social media industry, revenue and user growth often take precedence … Last July, CEO Mark Zuckerberg told investors that the company would …


Big Data In Fast Cars — How F1 And NASCAR Compete On Analytics
Velocity is one of the defining characteristics of Big Data, and there are few situations in which speed is more imperative than motorsports.

University’s Big Data institute opens its doors
A new centre for excellence in Big Data has launched, aimed at using information research to solve challenges in the public and private sector.

How big data has transformed research
Big data is allowing us to build more realistic models of various systems in nature. As big data capabilities improve, we will be able to connect those …

7 Common Biases That Skew Big Data Results
Lisa Morgan is a freelance writer who covers big data and BI for InformationWeek. She has contributed articles, reports, and other types of content to …

Tapping the power of Big Data to manage the Tube Strike
London is experiencing its worst Tube strike in more than a decade. TfL have laid on extra buses to try and cope with the added demand – but how do …

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