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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Presidential Campaign’s $300 Million Dropouts
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush suspended his presidential campaign in South Carolina on Saturday night after disappointing in the first …

The State of Connectivity in 2015
An estimated 3.2 billion people throughout the world were online at the end of 2015, up from 3 billion at the end of 2014, according to the newly …

Uncovering the True History of Podcasting
Turns out, creating visuals to better tell stories is exactly what we do, so we set out to make a Serial infographic that was going to break the case …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Market correction suggests Facebook may be the next Apple
Just take a look at two other social media stocks, LinkedIn LNKD, … false premise is that stocks with high P/E do not make money for investors.

3 Lessons Investors Can Learn From GoPro Stock’s Dramatic Collapse
The sixth annual Shorty Awards, held in 2014 to honor people and organizations producing content on social media, named GoPro as the best brand …

New ETFs will try to profit from millennials
Millennial generation companies are “involved in social media, digital … with funds targeting social media and “activist” hedge-fund investors.

Inside Facebook’s marriage of social media and virtual reality
The social media giant has announced the creation of the team, along with an … and distribution of VR content by investing significant technical and monetary …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big Data. Big Value. Big Promise. Big Secret.
At first, a lot of people were writing about the fact that big data is inevitable. Then, even more people wrote about the big promise that big data holds for …

This Big Brother/Big Data Business Goes Way Beyond Apple and the FBI
Now a new PBS film called The Human Face of Big Data (Wednesday, 10 p.m. ET) helpfully spells it out: Whatever information may or may not be …

Spark Spreads, Apache Arrow Accepted: Big Data Roundup
It’s been a busy week in big data land. We’ve got news about a free community edition of Apache Spark plus more news from Spark distributor …

Employers can now use big data to find out if you’re pregnant
Companies are now using insurers and employee wellness firms to mine data about employees’ prescription drugs and shopping habits to predict …

The Select Committee’s report shows how the government undersells big data skills
The Science & Technology Committee’s recent report, The Big Data Dilemma, deserves much credit for recognising the importance of data to …

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