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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

How To Make Change Stick
Only 12% of companies undergoing a change program actually achieve what they set out to accomplish, while 38% fail by a wide margin, …

Republica Infographics: Top five most liveable cities
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its Global Liveability Ranking 2015, which assesses which locations around the world …

What Millennials Want to See (and Take Home) From Branded Events The most popular swag? Reusable bottles
Everyone loves a good party, and brands know that. As more events are sponsored, the ways that brands interact with partygoers before and …

How the British Skylon Space Plane Works
How the British Skylon Space Plane Works (Infographic). By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist | March 3, 2016 07:36am ET. MORE. How the British Skylon Space …

Top 20 Reasons Why Startups Fail
Startups have been the hyped-up success story of the past decade, with a few new companies not just hitting it big, but changing the face of …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Twitch Co-Founder Predicts ‘Twitch of VR’
Serial entrepreneur Justin Kan continues to invest in startups. … which helps musicians promote themselves on social media with a set of free …

Using Social Media Intelligence To Engage NextGen Investors
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is employing LikeFolio, a “social media powered investing intelligence tool,” for an …

The untapped opportunity: Why investing in women’s sport can and should be a priority for brands
… TV ad, have made important steps to help shift social attitudes and change behaviours. … Media and marketers have a pivotal role to play in helping … and commercial investment to showcase the women’s game… we need …

Why Now Is The Time For The Middle East To Invest In Youth And Innovation
Smartphone penetration is one of the highest in the world and adoption of social media platforms, from Twitter TWTR -0.98% to Snapchat to …

Facebook finally finds way into investors’ hearts
For the first time, Facebook is now a top 20 most widely held stock among institutional equity investors. The social network surged in new rankings, …

BIG DATA NEWS

China is building a big data platform for “precrime”
It’s “precrime” meets “thoughtcrime.” China is using its substantial surveillance apparatus as the basis for a “unified information environment” …

Big Data Projects With Big Potential
But some of Palantir’s early projects—the ones it will talk about, at least—hint at big data’s promise. (For more, read our feature story “Palantir …

10 ways big data, analytics, and sensors are helping behind the scenes
We are surrounded by more “hidden” applications of big data, analytics, sensors, and business intelligence than we probably know—and in …

Blind faith in big data may be dangerous
A visitor looks at an installation by artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Big Bang Data exhibition. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images for Somerset …

21 Scary Things Big Data Knows About You
What does big data know about you? Quite a lot. Every time we use a computer, access our phones, or open an app on a tablet, we’re leaving a …

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