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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

72% of Businesses Plan to Kill Passwords By 2025
Telesign surveyed security experts across 15 industries in the U.S. and found that 70 percent believe passwords are an insufficient security …

20 Years Of Pokémon Games
Feb 1996 in Japan, Pokémon Red and Green were launched. It has been over 20 years since that day and the Pokémon franchise is still going …

Facebook IQ: 47% of Smartphone Gamers Are Women
Facebook IQ released the results of a survey that analyzed the mobile gaming habits of adults from 12 countries representing multiple …

The Top Issues For Voters In The 2016 Presidential Election
Which issues are at the forefront of voters’ minds in advance of the Republican and Democratic party conventions later this month?

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Amazon Prime Day is no joke for investors as stock soars to record
But investors are laughing all the way to the bank. … Across social media, consumers made fun of the tiny discounts and undesirable products that …

StockSocial™ Launches First Fully-Integrated Financial InfluencerPlatform with Social Sentiment Tools for Investors
As the first financial influencer network of its kind, StockSocial™ will … The use of social media in investing has been growing in recent years.

Tesla Tweets and Bank Crimes
I am like that on social media too; we all curate our images to … O) is rare public recognition of the access and insights large investors get.

Is It Too Late to Buy Facebook Stock?
The social network had its IPO in May of 2012 at an offering price of $38 … stock, or is the best already in the past for investors in the company?

Social-Media ETFs Try to Tweet the Market
BUZ tracks the Buzz Social Media Insights Index, which analyzes data from … For example, individual investors dominate the Chinese stock …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big Data At Ancestry.com: Why Data Stewardship And Open Source Matter So Much
With more and more businesses becoming aware of the value locked inside the data they collect, many are becoming aware of a pressing …

From Analyzing Social Media Data to Running a Big Data Startup for Hiring
Belong is primarily using big data and analytics to re-define the way the HR function has been designed across industries and organisations.

Google’s Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, … Millennials are believers in the value of data-driven projects, Alteryx …

The big data explosion sets us profound challenges – how can we keep up?
Big data analysis promises huge opportunities, but raises huge issues. How do we ensure we are masters of the data revolution and avoid …

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