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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The biggest data breaches of 2015
Security company Bromium recently put together a rather telling infographic on the various breaches, and their varying degrees of seriousness, …

How is snow formed?
But as the snow falls, have you ever wondered how it is formed? What goes on in the clouds high above our heads to make these snowflakes come to life? Snow feels like a “magical event” but the science behind it is fascinating.

Americans’ Top Fears In 2015
Looking back at 2015, what did the average American fear the most? A survey conducted earlier this year revealed that many factors drive fear …

Facebook Users Keep Coming Back
Facebook is not only the largest social network: It is also the most frequently used. GlobalWebIndex found that 54 percent of Facebook users …

Infographic: see how London life has transformed in the last 50 years
These are just some of the recent stats highlighted in a new infographic by Central London Apartments, which shows how the city’s …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Is Europe really going to ban teenagers from Facebook and the internet?
New European data protection rules would see companies require parental consent to handle data of those under 16, effectively blocking them from social media.

Yahoo investors turn up the heat on CEO Marissa Mayer
Yahoo Inc. is facing new pressure from investor groups who oppose giving Chief Executive Marissa Mayer more time to show progress on her turnaround.

Start factoring in inflation with investing
Interest rates have been near record lows for years, but like social media, that landscape is changing. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told Congress in …

Twitter, Inc. Stock vs. Facebook, Inc. Stock in 3 Metrics
After such a volatile year, and after the two stocks moved in opposing directions, it’s a great time for investors to compare the two social-media …

Twitter delights investors with advertising tool that can reach users even when they are logged out
Investors in social media giant Twitter have cheered a pilot of an advertising tool that the company said could allow marketers to reach 500 …

BIG DATA NEWS

6 Predictions For Big Data Analytics And Cognitive Computing In 2016
IBM Big Data and Analytics Vice president Inhi Cho Suh demonstrates Watson Analytics, a new cloud service powered by IBM’s Watson cognitive …

Google Promises to Rein in Runaway Query Costs
Making big data costs predictable. … And while it has been positioned as a low-cost big data analytics option, the fact is that queries can run a long …

LinkedIn Revamps Its Jobs Listings With Big Data Analytics
The bigger picture with LinkedIn is that the company is trying to build out a much stronger platform, using its existing strength in big data and sheer …

Navigating big disasters with big data: how data-driven humanitarian models could help people in crisis
Disaster relief organisations can extract insights, key trends and meaning from available data to provide faster relief and help staff on the ground to solve problems before they escalate in a crisis.

Russian big data in early stages
Big data in Russia is still in its formative stages, with development hampered by the overall economic downturn, but companies across sectors are …

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