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


Apple iPhone Sales Flatline For The First Time
Despite posting record quarterly revenues of $75.9 billion and record quarterly profits of $18.4 billion, investors are worried about Apple.

How Are People Really Using Snapchat
An infographic from Column Five and Newscred examines how Snapchat’s audience uses the platform. Snapchat users share nearly 9,000 …

A Look at Top Banking Trends in 2016
A Look at Top Banking Trends in 2016. While data analytics and
mobility present business opportunities, banks will also face …


1 Thing Twitter Investors Will Want to Watch Closely
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) investors can certainly relate at the moment. … Such slow growth might prove acceptable for a larger social media …

‘Shark Tank’ Investor Shares Top Tips For Building Your Personal Brand
‘Shark Tank’ Investor Shares Top Tips For Building Your Personal Brand … explained how millennials can capitalize on social media to attract a …

Can any retailer hope to survive against Amazon?
All that amid a funding glut: Venture investors poured over $1 billion … by finding loyal customers that promote their brands on social media.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi among athletes using Andre Agassi-backed Unscriptd
Agassi said he felt the power of storytelling through social media when his memoir … “This is not to fly in the face of the sports media,” Agassi said. … has received at $18 million in funding from investors for its athlete content website, …


Without a data-driven culture, big data projects will fail
Big data, it seems, is no different. But big data is upending more than business process workflows; it’s having an effect on everything from enterprise …

Measuring the on-demand economy; Big Pharma embraces Big Data; DoD works to safeguard power grid
The devices create a “host of ‘Big Data’ opportunities for the companies involved — with huge amounts of information about a medical condition and …

Netflix CEO Explains Why “Gut” Decisions Still Rule In The Era Of Big Data
(Ferenstein Wire) The CEO of one of the fastest growing tech companies has some advice on how to make decisions with big data: trust your gut.

The Big Data Gold Rush: Will Wall Street Be Left Behind?
As a result, big data is increasingly the focus at most companies. I imagine there are few corporations without some kind of data czar or high-level …

Is now the right time for Big Data standards?
Big Data and standards market research report by BSI and Circle Research. The British Standards Institute (BSI) has published the findings of a …

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