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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

You Have Eric Rodenbeck to Thank for All Those Sweet Infographics
Eric Rodenbeck, the son of German immigrants who settled in Queens, N.Y., was the first in his family to make it to college.

Data Visualization: The Best Infographic Tools For 2017
Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic.

The Futures Ecosystem: Infographic
We’re big on infographics around here. Our latest is an adaptation of Brian Solis + JESS3’s Conversation Prism 5.0 to visualize the futures market landscape and highlight dominant and promising firms within the industry by how they’re utilized by market participants.

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

“Disruption” Is How Silicon Valley Eats Its Young
The hate-read news cycle last week was dominated by a story about a tech startup called Bodega, and what a reporter called the company’s quest to “make corner stores obsolete.”

At $8.5 Billion, Shopping App ‘Wish’ Is Now Worth More Than Sears, Macy’s And JC Penney Combined
If you haven’t browsed the cheap and cheerful shopping interface of Wish already, you may find yourself doing so soon enough, or at least know someone who has.

By 2050, AI will have the same ability to learn as humans, ssays billionaire tech investor
Within the next three and a half decades, artificial intelligence will be able to learn at the same speed as humans.

BIG DATA NEWS

Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths
As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths. Here are eight such myths that you will want to dispel as you advance your analytics strategy.

The big data revolution: the high price of a force for good
Big data is fast revolutionising healthcare, but the NHS and industry are only just waking up to the accompanying threats to patients’ privacy.

The Amazing Ways Coca Cola Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Drive Success
The Coca Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company selling more than 500 brands of soft drink to customers in over 200 countries.

It’s one rule for big data, another for its 143 million victims
The massive – and avoidable – data breach at credit agency Equifax has left millions of consumers at risk, but don’t expect anyone to be held to account

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