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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

This is how Elon Musk built his Empire
The infographic below from fundersandfounders.com gives a summary of how the Billionaire was able to build his massive empire.

Big Changes In Store For Europe’s Grocery Sector
Europe’s grocery arena is undergoing major shifts as grocers have grappled with three major trends over the past few years: the weakening …

Mark Zuckerberg, the story so far
The ever-wonderful Anna Vital’s infographic tells the story best. Mark Zuckerberg. Gigglebit is Siliconrepublic.com’s daily dose of the funny and …

How to Save Electricity and Money This Earth Day
As climate change threatens our environment, it is more imperative than ever to combat it at every level. With Earth Day around the corner, now …

37% of Instagram Users Have Watched Videos
GWI said 37 percent of active Instagram users have watched videos on the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network, and that …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

3 Social Network Stocks Report Earnings Next Week
For investors considering investing in a social network stock, or for investors who already own one, next week will be a week to watch. Twitter …

Can A Much-Hyped Partnership Rescue This Social Media Stock?
Twitter (Nasdaq: TWTR ) has been the worst social media stock to own … For investors looking for a unique way to play the live streaming and ..

Yahoo Revenue Drops Amid Pressure From Activist Investors
Under pressure from activist investors, Yahoo launched the auction of its … mobile, video, native and social networking advertising products.

The CIA Is Investing in Firms That Mine Your Tweets and Instagram Photos
Yet among the 38 previously undisclosed companies receiving In-Q-Tel funding, the research focus that stands out is social media mining and …

Sustainability Technologies Can Be Disruptive
Social media platforms, such as Twitter and Facebook, make big data … social responsibility (CSR) or sustainable and impact investing (SRI).

BIG DATA NEWS

How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming The Construction Industry
The construction industry is responsible for undertaking some of the biggest and most expensive projects on Earth. Huge amounts of resources and …

Why big data and privacy are often at odds
“Today’s concerns about big data reflect both the substantial increases of data being collected and associated changes, both actual and potential, …

How big data is helping us understand mental illness
Not so for Big White Wall. The company, founded by entrepreneur Jen Hyatt in 2007, is a mental healthcare tool that uses data and rigorous …

Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage
Most business decision-makers aren’t trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without …

Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service …

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