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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Biggest Reveals at Apple’s WWDC Over the Last Decade
The spring is an exciting time in the tech world. Last month, we watched he much-anticipated Google I/O. And now, the Apple Worldwide …

How Internet Users Create Their Own Filter Bubbles
However, this focus has led to concerns about users finding themselves in a filter bubble. An infographic from Hyper Island provides insight.

Kik Reveals That Users Spend More Than an Hour a Day on the App New attention metric will help advertisers
How much time do users spend in messaging apps? At least an hour a day on Kik alone, according to the messaging app. With its new …

The Women Who Lead The World In 2016
Through careful and meticulous analysis of the world’s most successful women via the metrics of money, media presence, spheres of influence …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Why Microsoft Is Spending $26 Billion on LinkedIn
A key to understanding the massive and unexpected $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft can be found in the letter LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner wrote to his employees explaining the deal.

3 Yale grads claim they have the tool to predict the market
“Investors are looking for ways to be savvy in terms of social media,” said Ekster. “It is a requirement of doing business. It’s not necessarily going …

This Platform Makes It Easy For Entrepreneurs To Raise Capital, Pitching Data To Attract Investors
By letting big data pitch to a roster of verified global investors, …. If an investor is not active on social media or has limited information online, …

Opinion: Social media’s next disruption: the investment industry
Social-media sites like Facebook and Twitter have already transformed our lives, from how we interact with our friends to how we find news.

BIG DATA NEWS

Building Your Big Data Infrastructure: 4 Key Components Every Business Needs To Consider
Big data can bring huge benefits to businesses of all sizes. However, as with any business project, proper preparation and planning is essential …

AI, big data and the iPhone: Here’s how Apple plans to protect your privacy
Artificial intelligence and big data are white hot technologies but both need to analyse vast amounts of data to work effectively: now Apple is trying to …

Don’t Be the Poster Child For the Next Big Data Leak
But businesses big and small should also understand the responsibility to protect all this data— and incidents like the Anthem data breach …

DIY or buy? Weighing up infrastructure options for big data
Building big data capabilities from scratch seems tempting to many companies. They see it as a way to tailor the technology to their specific …

Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week’s Spark Summit. We’ve got the full story in our Big Data …

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