Our weekly round up of relevant news from around data (big or otherwise), social, trends and our very own index:
The World’s Fastest Growing Tourist Destinations
In the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s latest World Tourism Barometer, the most popular global destinations in the first four months of the year were revealed.
The Influence of ‘Corpsumers’ Who Care as Much About a Brand’s Value as Its Products
For some people, choosing a new car or deciding where to shop for groceries is a matter of value. For others, it begs more questions: How do those companies treat their employees? What’s their stance on philanthropy? How eco-friendly are they?
Mobile data usage trends: Live infographic tracks world’s biggest apps
We all know mobile usage is soaring, but how does that translate to real-time analytics? This new interactive infographic from gambling reviews site PlayMobi shows the live usage stats from some of the world’s biggest apps.
Which Side Hustle Should You Try?
For many of us, ditching your nine-to-five so you can pursue your entrepreneurial dreams is not an option.
SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES
Artificial Intelligence Stocks Could Soon Eclipse Social Media Giants
‘Ignore AI at your own peril,’ says this expert.
FB Stock: Facebook Inc. Is Still The Best Social Media Play
Facebook stock is still the best social media play. Backed by a vast reach and a highly engaged user base, FB stock is a good buy.
Investors in technology TRIPLED their money in the past 10 years, so should you invest or is it too late to profit?
Technology has been the most profitable investment of the past decade, with smartphones, electric cars and social media among the major advancements.
A growth gold mine
The inbound marketing pioneer is growing subscriptions fast and boosting margins along the way.
Investors Happy With Alternative Data, But Will It Remain “Alternative?”
As hedge funds and asset managers seek to boost returns and explain their strategies to clients, they are increasingly turning to alternative data sources. Investors are spending nearly $183 million annually on such data alone, according to a Greenwich Associates study.
BIG DATA NEWS
Big data and the legal community
The problem regarding how to manage big data confronts many businesses. It is increasingly resolved by using information management strategies, which combine different types of data along with traditional data.
Cargill’s Big Data Makes Happier—and More Productive—Cows
Cargill Inc., one of the world’s biggest agricultural companies, is tapping big data to help U.S. farmers make their cows more comfortable -and more productive.
Why do big hacks happen? Blame Big Data
However, beyond those issues, it also illustrates a fundamental problem of the data economy as a whole: databanks like Equifax are too big.
Artificial Intelligence And Big Data: Good For Innovation?
Artificial intelligence is firmly embedded throughout the economy. Financial services firms use it to provide investment advice to customers, automakers are using it in vehicle autopilot systems, technology companies are using it to create virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, and retailers are using artificial intelligence (AI) together with customers’ prior sales histories, to predict potential purchases in the future, to name but a few examples.