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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Top Concerns For The World’s CEOs In 2016
Just ahead of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, PWC has released its annual Global CEO Survey, which polls over 1,400 ..

Why Is User Generated Content So Important?
Are you making use of the content your users generate? If you’re not, it’s time to start. User-generated content is the key to keeping your brand …

Infographic: How Publishers Are Navigating the Brave New World of Ad Blockers 59% call it a ‘significant threat’
Sourcepoint, a New York-based content compensation platform for publishers, recently released new data on the effects of ad blockers on its …

How App Store Ratings Impact Downloads
An infographic from Kahuna shows how ratings in the app store affect your app. A good rating is key to raising awareness in the store and …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Foursquare’s Plan to Use Your Data to Make Money—Even if You Foursquare’s Plan to Use Your Data to Make Money—Even if You Aren’t a User
The once hyped social media company had already fallen off many people’s … in half, marking the second time it’s been devalued by investors.

Why Investors Should Run From Fast Fashion Retailers Asos Plc And Primark Parent Associated British Foods Plc
Social media has added to this process in recent years. But will these brands, such as Asos Plc (LSE:ASC) and Primark via its parent Associated …

Netflix hits 75 million subscriptions, continues beef with NBC
Investors welcomed the news, sending Netflix stock up a whopping 8% in … the way social media companies like Twitter are judged on users.

From GoPro to oh no! Investors reeling from stock price plunge
Snapped up at $24 a share by an eager investing public, the shares … which is way above the social media group’s $38 issue price at the time …

Snapchat as your robotic financial adviser? Here’s why you should be skeptical
“Now your social-media firms might start soliciting you for your money … a few billion dollars each in investor money, but that only translates to a …

BIG DATA NEWS

Is big data a big failure?
Big data this, big data that. It’s talked up as a business revolution, and has caused many a boring PowerPoint presentation, but are businesses …

Europeans Remain Far from Sold on the Benefits of Big Data
It’s a bit of a cliché by now to say that Europeans are fearful of big data and its effects on their privacy, but it’s true, as a study for Vodafone’s …

How big data is changing business innovation
Today, data around how customers use the product is the new focus … Machine learning was once only available to big business but now it’s …

Microsoft R: One Big Data Tool To Rule Them All?
‘Microsoft R Open’ — a product name almost worth getting T-shirts printed for, were it not grammatically incorrect. Redmond’s big data analytics dream …

UK cities urged to use Moneyball-style big data to improve transport and reduce crime
UK cities need to revolutionise the services they offer by using Moneyball-style big data to improve transport, reduce crime and help grow local …

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