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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Infographic reveals where in the world it is safe to drink tap water
This infographic, using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) among others, reveals where visitors can glug from the tap with confidence.

6 iPhone infographics showing how bonkers successful the shiny black oblong has been
With the annual big iPhone announcement imminent, we look back at the roaring success of humanity’s favourite iPhone – using six handy …

The Dangers of Looking at Ashley Madison Hack Infographics
“The bottom line is that infographics make data more digestible… Infographics about Ashley Madison make it easy to quickly make sense of how many …

Top Global E-Commerce Markets and Trends (Infographic)
Many consumers are switching to online shopping, or simply integrating the practice into their regular shopping by researching purchases online before buying in store. Worldwide, there are other interesting trends at play, from infrastructure problems to time of day shopping patterns. A new infographic from Remarkety examines these global e-commerce trends.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Lady Gaga’s former manager and Uber investor Troy Carter hand picks the next 6 hot startups
When Carter first started investing, he met with Paul Graham from Y … was funded by social media mogul Gary Vaynerchuk, and, as an investor in both …

Facebook (FB), Twitter (TWTR) | Why These Stocks Are A Losing Bet
Social media stocks are a hot topic these days. Facebook is … It seems justified that investors are so infatuated with social media stocks. However …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big oil turns to big data as oil prices plummet
The oil price drop is causing a new market for data tools: big oil. In the face of sliding oil prices, causing a crisis for energy companies, oil and gas …

Big Data And ROI: An Uneasy Pairing For CIOs
However, that response is honest and accurate when discussing big data projects. IT executives need to understand the challenges that these projects …

Why your company’s big data is not nearly fast enough
Back in the olden days of 2014, “big” used to be enough for big data. Just a year later, however, data also has to be fast. Really, really fast. “Big data …

Top 4 ways to apply big data in higher education
That’s why many higher education institutions have yet to harness big data – they lack the tools to take advantage of it and this problem will only get …

6 Observations From A New Survey On The State Of Big Data Analytics
A new survey of 316 executives from large global companies, conducted by Forbes Insights and sponsored by Teradata TDC +0.00% in partnership …

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