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


The Good Old Radio Still Beats Online Services For Music
When it comes to discovering new music, the dusty old radio in the corner of your kitchen might prove a better companion than your shiny new …

What Consumers Really Think About Cause Marketing
With social activism on the rise, more brands are aligning themselves with philanthropic causes in hopes of burnishing their reputations—and their bottom lines.

The Countries With the Happiest Employees
From Denmark to Canada, countries around the world differ in what they offer employees. And some countries seem to have it a little better than …


Early Twitter investor Chris Sacca says he ‘hates’ the stock, calls bot issue ‘embarrassing’
Billionaire Chris Sacca, one of the earliest investors in Twitter, said he hates the company’s stock and the continued issue with having “bots” or automated accounts on the platform is “embarrassing”.

How Snapchat’s First Investor Hunted Down Evan Spiegel
Two weeks ago, Snap, the parent company of ephemeral-messaging app Snapchat, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first major social-media start-up since Twitter to test the public markets, and turning its 26-year-old C.E.O., Evan Spiegel, into a multibillionaire.

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Facebook, Inc.
However, investors may have overlooked six other interesting facts … Older Facebook users may recall Friendster, the first social network to …

Early Stage Investors Can Change Your Company’s Fate – Here’s How To Find The Right One
“Knowing an investor can jam with periods, especially the men, is just … who would proudly share LOLA in their networks and on social media.


The Complete Beginner’s Guide To Big Data In 2017
Big Data is a term that has been around for some time now but there is still confusion about what it actually is. The concept is continuing to …

UK public faces mass invasion of privacy as big data and surveillance merge
The privacy of the public is at risk of being invaded on a mass scale without its consent as the collection of big data meshes with proliferation of …

Big data transforming the online world
Big data is revolutionising daily functions – at work and socially – and customers will only be offered more as technology advances.

Google’s Eric Schmidt: ‘Big data is so powerful that nation-states will fight’ over it
If big data really is the “new oil,” does that mean countries will fight over it?

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