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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The World’s 10 Busiest Airports In 2015
Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International has been named the world’s busiest airport for 2015 by Airports Council International (ACI). Preliminary …

Wearable technology: Nine things you need to know
With smart watches, Go Pro cameras and fitness bands growing in popularity, online retailer I Got Crazy has compiled some key stats about …

What Consumers Are Really Looking for in a Wired Home
Marketers should make sure it’s easy for consumers to opt in or out of connected experiences. Photo: Mimi Haddon/Getty Images. The Internet …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Startup Lessons From a First-Time Entrepreneur Who Raised $25 Million
For one, thanks to the popularity of social media sites like Pinterest and … Although she was told a few times that investors would want to see a …

What The Virgin-Alaska Air Merger Means For Millennials And Investors Alike
If there’s anything that Virgin America has always invested in, then it has to be in pleasing the young, social media-sharing, vibrant market. Virgin has …

Social media in business: 10 years on
The growth of social media has boomed over the past decade, with roughly a third of the world’s population now actively using it. Facebook …

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps
Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, … The social media platform is tailored for people who want to get …

BIG DATA NEWS

Splunk: How Operational Intelligence Works On Big Data
We might define real-time operational intelligence (RTOI, if you prefer) as a principal and/or a methodology for approaching big data analytics in …

Facebook Inc. Dominates Alphabet Inc. in This Key Metric
But before investors discount Facebook as a legitimate competitor to Alphabet, the social-media king already owns a commanding lead in one …

Big Data Doesn’t Mean Less Human at Work
The use of “Big Data” is now a mainstay in our daily lives at work. Companies use enormous amounts of information culled from HR databases to …

Microsoft Updates HDInsight, Kafka Training Gets A Boost: Big Data Roundup
In this Strata + Hadoop edition of our Big Data Roundup, we’ve got news from Microsoft, Intel, Hortonworks, Confluent, and more for the week ending …

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