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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Massive Cost Of Hosting The Olympic Games
The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are set to officially get underway Friday with the opening ceremony taking place at the Maracanã Stadium in …

Offline Conversation Is Still the Best Driver of Brand Awareness New report says word of mouth remains king
For all the hand-wringing missives about the internet replacing actual human interaction, it seems that reports of conversation’s demise are …

How will robots shape our future?
The robot age has been consistently predicted, with fears of a robotic labour revolution dominating the last century, but are we finally at the …

The State of Mobile in the US
An infographic from mobile programmatic display advertising firm Sociomantic Labs provides insight into this growth. Smartphone penetration …

Infographic further confirms that millennials prefer to be mobile, personal
In a recent infographic by the University of Southern California Dornsife, it states that mobile is the best way to reach millennials as they have …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

No Olympics boost for Nike — Dow’s worst stock
If companies were Olympic athletes, Nike wouldn’t be on the medal podium — unless there was a medal for last place.

Surprisingly rich movie stars – who didn’t make all their money from movies
Lots of people dream of becoming a mega-rich Hollywood star – but even top actors sometimes supplement their income by turning their talents to other, potentially more lucrative activities.

Usain Bolt takes stake in Suffolk-based insole company Enertor
Even casual joggers know the importance of finding the right trainers to enhance their performance.
They go to specialist shops to assess their running style and think nothing of splashing out on expensive footwear to make them go that little bit faster.

Brands can combat a rise in the ‘digital detox’ by investing in messenger apps
Befftink says the way millennials are looking at social media is changing. She said that the increase in platforms such as Snapchat, Whatsapp …

After Pocketing 450% Return, CVC Is Ready to Unload Formula One
It was considered one of the riskiest private equity investments ever.CVC Capital Partners, a then-mid-sized London-based firm, paid a steep $2 billion in 2006 to buy Formula One, the world’s dominant auto racing circuit. ..

BIG DATA NEWS

Why This Big Data Software Firm Is Putting More Cash in the Bank
Big data software company MapR Technologies, which had hoped to go public in late 2015, disclosed another $50 million in late-stage funding on ..

Hortonworks, Tableau In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Data visualization and business intelligence platform provider Tableau and big data Hadoop distributor Hortonworks reported their earnings this week.

Big Data And The Emergence Of The Chief Data Officer
According to a 2016 NewVantage Partners survey, 62.5% of firms report that they now have at least one Big Data initiative that has been implemented; …

The dirtiest little secret about big data: Jobs
little-secret Image: iStockphoto/gpointstudio. We like to think of big data as one of the most important advancements in the tech industry in recent years …

From Being Employees at Facebook to Understanding Big Data Analytics
Big data has found its place in a multiple number of industries today. From e-commerce, marketing tools, fashion and hiring portals and IoT sectors its …

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