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


2017’s social media landscape in one stunning infographic
Social media, once the name we gave for a platform like Facebook, has become quite difficult to define. Even Facebook and Twitter don’t typically refer to themselves as social networks — at least not exclusively that.

How to Prioritize Your Inbox
It’s easy for emails to quickly pile up — one minute you’ve got five unread emails and the next 20. And going through emails is no simple task. In fact, 28 percent of the average person’s workweek is spent managing emails.

Can Shoppers Find Your Brand Online?
More shoppers are buying online, so brands need to intensify their efforts to get ahead. Yet many established companies still don’t have a well-funded plan in place to seize the opportunity.

The Future of Driving
However, there are also broader considerations that will need to be addressed as we inch closer to Level 5 autonomous vehicles.


The 4 most likely candidates for the next bubble
Bubbles can often mean trouble for investors. That means we are always on bubble watch. Fortunately, the current candidates do not seem to fit the classic bubble profile and may pose less potential damage to the broader markets and economy if they were to burst.

Snap Dips Below IPO Price, Are There Parallels With Facebook?
Snap’s stock dipped below its IPO price for the first time, closing down 1.1% at $16.99 in Monday’s trading, amid investor concerns regarding the company’s long-term growth prospects.

Summer Reading (and Listening) Recommendations for Investors
It’s that time of the year when market news is slowing down and many people are focusing more on vacations than anything else.

Millennials are making long-term investments in big tech stocks
Young adult investors are buying shares in tech companies and avoiding dividend-yielding stocks favored by the general investing population, according to Steve Quirk, executive vice president of TD Ameritrade’s Trader Group.


Where’s the value in big data?
Big data is the big buzzword on every business leaders minds, but how can they derive value from this phenomenon?

Should big data be used to discourage poor students from university?
An algorithm is using government data to tell those from low socioeconomic backgrounds their likelihood of completing university, but privacy experts say it could be utilised for early intervention instead of discouragement.

Big Data in the Cloud: Reaching a Tipping Point
Even though you could find plenty of cloud providers that offered data storage and analytics services to enterprise customers, early big data projects frequently took place in-house.

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2017 (So Far)
Here are 10 cool startups in the big data arena that have caught our attention in the first half of 2017.

DataOps: How To Use Big Data To Achieve A Data-Driven Enterprise
Many companies are well aware of the benefits big data can bring to their organizations. Gaining a better understanding of customer behavior and making better business decisions are just a few of the many benefits data-driven organizations are capable of achieving.

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