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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Top Business Trends For 2018
For many people this time of the year is for resting and scaling There are several top business trends that are going to dominate 2018, and it’s time to start thinking about how your business will implement them.

10 ecommerce trends to watch in 2018
With the e-commerce industry bigger than ever before as more consumers turn to online shopping, e-commerce retailers need to know the top trends in the industry and incorporate these into their business models.

The cost of living in every part of the world in one infographic
Movehub.com have compiled some awesome data that forces us to take a look at the entire world. This is an infographic on the cost of living all around the world.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Why Google and Amazon Keep Fidelity and BlackRock Up at Night
Consumers are ready to trust tech giants with financial services, but regulatory hurdles might get in the way.

Expect Fewer Great Startups if the FCC Kills Net Neutrality
Facebook’s server costs were $85 a month when it started, and the social network’s founders didn’t drop out of school and get funding until the social network had 250,000 users.

3 Stocks Your Children Will Brag About Someday
So which companies do we think could into brag-worth investments someday?

BIG DATA NEWS

The top five big data trends coming in 2018
Data visualisation – or dashboards – will therefore become increasingly popular as they help people quickly digest the most relevant information. Data is an organisation’s greatest asset, but moving into 2018 it’s significance to an organisation will grow.

New big data trend tracks ‘digital footprints
When Dutch financial services group APG tried to understand better why clients rang up its call centre, they noticed a small group taking up a lot of time: a high number of divorcees had been calling in the run-up to their legal separation, asking an expert to explain the intricacies of pension entitlements.

We have a big data problem, but it’s not what you think
We’re now creating more data in every two days than was created from the dawn of civilisation all the way up to 2003 (five exabytes).