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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Samsung’s Burning Issue: The Numbers Behind The Explosions
The infographic below reveals the scale of Samsung’s “burning issue” in the U.S. prior to the announcement of the formal recall. There were 92 …

The 8 Morning Secrets of Successful People
Rise and shine. Don’t hit that snooze button!
How you wake up can often dictate how the rest of your day will go. That’s why it’s important to approach every day with a strong and optimistic routine.

12-Step Guide for Social Media Marketing Success
With so much conflicting advice and competition, it can seem impossible to even get started. An infographic from Social Media Marketo outlines …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Twitter’s bitter struggle: The social media giant is in never-never land… but investors shouldn’t abandon hope just yet
Navigating the digital economy may not be as easy as it looks.
Snapchat, the photo-messaging app, has garnered 150million users and is limbering up for an initial public offering which could value it at an astonishing £19.5billion

The Investable Social Media Sector Might Be Getting a Whole Lot Smaller
As social media became an entirely new tech sector, investors couldn’t help but wonder when they could get their hands on a publicly traded …

Why the top entrepreneurs are seeking corporate venture money
When NBCUniversal needed to get young viewers to tune into the 2016 Olympics in Rio this summer, it turned to BuzzFeed, the social media-driven media company in which it had invested $200 million a year earlier.

This Social Media Company is Potentially Worth $25 Billion
Snap Inc. is working on an initial public offering that could value the popular virtual-messaging company at $25 billion or more, in what would be one of the highest-profile debuts in years.

BIG DATA NEWS

5 Amazing Things Big Data Helps Us To Predict Now — Plus What’s On The Horizon
Big data is predicting things about your life almost every minute of your day … But data analysts are working on predicting much more important …

What You Need to Know About Big Data and Small Data
In order to understand the differences between Big Data and Small Data, one must fully understand what the terms actually mean and why data …

The big data race reaches the City
IBM’s Watson supercomputer, once known for winning the television quiz show Jeopardy! in 2011, is now sold to wealth management …

TechUK calls on government to close the big data skills gap
TechUK has urged the government to work with the IT industry to close the growing skills gap in the big data space. The industry trade body has …

Big data from the web? What can possibly go wrong?
This IT pilot fish has his own personal domain name, and has his email system set up so that no message is bounced — if it’s not addressed to a …

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