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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Staggering Scale Of Global Financial Inequality
The shocking extent of the wealth gap can be seen on the following infographic which is based on the report’s global wealth pyramid.

Black Friday trends: Facts, stats and predictions
Black Friday is just over a week away. What started as a US shopping event after Thanksgiving has become a major global event. This infographic looks at some of the biggest stats that marketers need to know.

Shoppers Are Researching Online Before Buying In-store, and Vice Versa
Reaching the ‘omnishopper’ takes a cross-channel marketing strategy.

How to Become a LinkedIn Power User
More than 70 percent of employers are using LinkedIn to recruit and hire new employees, so having an effective profile can be the difference between being the preferred candidate and getting beaten by the competition.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Billionaire investor George Soros dumps Apple, Snap stock but boosts stake in Amazon, Microsoft
George Soros’ investment fund dumped its stock holdings in Apple and Snap in the last quarter while reducing stakes in other major tech giants including Facebook and Twitter, regulatory filings show.

Facebook ‘uses techniques of Edward Bernays and Joseph Goebbels’, former investor says
Facebook is using the techniques of Edward Bernays, the “father of public relations” who promoted smoking for women, and Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, an early investor in the social network said.

Snapchat’s New Test: Grow Like Facebook, Without the Baggage
In today’s social media industry, you essentially have two options: Die young, or live long enough to turn into Facebook.

BIG DATA NEWS

The sky is the limit: How big data is revolutionising the way people travel
Big data is no longer a niche side-line pursuit; it has become a buzzword in many industries, and its real-world implications are clear to see.

Turn Your Big Data into a Valued Corporate Asset
Business leaders and IT executives instinctively know that their company’s information is one of their most important assets. And research from Gartner, KPMG and others has shown how significantly investors and financial analysts favor information-savvy and information-centric companies.

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