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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

America’s Best Employers: An Infographic
Forbes asked the research firm Statista to identify the best employers in the nation, and Statista surveyed some 30,000 workers to find out the …

46% of Users Will Play Mobile Games While Watching March Madness
Opera Mediaworks, a mobile ad platform for brands, surveyed mobile users to learn how they will use their smartphones while watching the …

How will we store data in the zettabyte era?
These numbers are truly mind-boggling, which is why WebpageFX produced the below infographic in order to put them into some kind of …

You May Love Your Social Platforms, but So Do Their Users Women outnumber men on social media
Women make up 81 percent of Pinterest users, while 67 percent of Instagram users are millennials. Illustration: Carlos Monteiro. By now it’s a …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Google to launch contactless payment service Android Pay in the UK
The social media titan announced on Wednesday that it will extend Android Pay to the UK “in the next few months”, having previously only …

How Instagram’s First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine
Now they had to convince their founding investor–a guy named Steve ….. Conway was getting increasingly excited about social media and …

Today’s Tech Companies Are Co-dependent
Many investors would rather buy Puerto Rican bonds than try to take on a tech … The turf wars between social media companies have been ..

Gary Vaynerchuk picks social media’s next big things
An early investor in Facebook and Twitter, social media maven Gary Vaynerchuk, says marketers have one year before they are “late to the …

BIG DATA NEWS

Google Analytics Update, Ex-Watson Exec Launches Startup: Big Data Roundup
There’s big news in big data this week from several players, including Google, Zendesk, and others, plus some insight on big data trends from …

Big Data + Satellites To Catalogue Physical World, Meet Your Robot Concierge
But mobile app Babylon uses the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and big data to increase those odds by listening to symptoms better than …

Taking a different view: how to present big data in the right way to the right people
Struggling to get value from your big data investments? The answer might just prove to be less about the software and more about the viewing screen.

From sugar tax to big data: 9 lessons about tackling obesity
The World Health Organisation has called obesity an ‘exploding nightmare’. Experts joined us to discuss how businesses can tackle the epidemic.

The big five Big Data predictions for 2016
Big Data has truly progressed from being just a buzzword to being an essential component of many companies’ IT infrastructure and business plans.

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