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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

What Millennials Value Most in Their Lives, Careers and Personal Tech
A simple choice between A and B can say a lot about a person—or, in the case of 9GAG’s just-released Millennial Black Paper, an entire generation.

The Future According to Elon Musk
The businesses under Elon Musk’s belt, from Tesla to SpaceX to SolarCity, incubate some of the most progressive ideas in their fields, and Musk is not shy to show his confidence in the at-first seemingly outlandish ventures.

7 Digital Marketing Strategies for Franchises
As more and more entrepreneurs open franchises in the U.S, the competition is becoming fiercer. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make your franchise stand out and succeed in this crowded market, starting with effective digital marketing strategies.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

China’s Best Social Media And Internet Stocks
The Chinese internet sector is hotter than the sun. It is the belle of the latest global carry-trade ball, which shows few signs of flagging.

Ending fake news means changing how Wall Street values Facebook and Twitter
Wall Street has a very simple way of pricing social media giants: the number of users that see its ads. That metric has sent the valuations of Facebook and Twitter spiraling into the stratosphere (and, from Twitter at least, back down to Earth), but it may no longer add up.

Here’s where investors have reaped nearly 50% stock gains so far this year
Social media giant Tencent, China’s version of Facebook; and e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group, China’s version of Amazon, are up.

BIG DATA NEWS

Data quality for big data should include a focus on usability
To help make big data analytics applications more effective, IT teams need to augment conventional data quality processes with measures aimed at improving the usability of data.

What Does Blockchain Tech Mean in the Big Data-Fueled Digital Economy?
Nearly every company with an online presence, from small businesses to digital giants, collects data about consumer behaviors in order to target those consumers with advertisements.

Should You AirBnB Or Sell Your Property – Big Data Helps
Data-driven decision making is a practice in many commercial industries now. But especially the real estate industry is using data.

Why your company might want to consider outsourcing big data preparation
There can be many steps to data preparation when it comes to big data, but some of the principal processes include collecting the data, cleaning it for abnormalities, filtering it so you can discard data that you know you won’t need, and normalizing the data so it is congruent and can integrate with the rest of the big data you have in your data repositories.

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