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


The Most And Least Expensive Countries For Broadband
There is a massive disparity in monthly broadband prices around the world according to a new study.

How Vulnerable Are You to Cybercrime?
With the holiday season fast approaching and people buying all sorts of gifts online, it’s important to be aware of the risks that come with sharing identifying information, especially things like credit card numbers on the internet.

The Hidden Meaning Behind Brand Adverts
Brand adverts are created to tell a story, to make something more relatable and to sell a product, service, or an idea. Although the industry itself has been ever changing since the Ancient Egyptians painted on walls or stones, adverting itself has changed over the past 500 years.


Chinese social media giant is worth more than Facebook
It’s official: China’s biggest tech company is now worth more than Facebook.

Navigating the brave new world of cybersecurity investing
Data breaches such as Equifax’s recent hacking scandal are a nightmare for hundreds of millions of consumers. They do, however, offer lucrative opportunities for niche investors and venture capitalists who are banking on the ability of new cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data protection technologies to solve one of the world’s largest evolving problems.


The Incredible Ways Heineken Uses Big Data, The Internet of Things And Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Every industry can benefit from Big Data, IoT and AI, and that includes brewers. Dutch brewer Heineken has been a worldwide brewing leader for the last 150 years, but today, as the No. 1 brewer in Europe and No. 2 in the world they are ramping up their results thanks to the use of big data and AI.

Backing Up Big Data? Chances Are You’re Doing It Wrong
The increasing pervasiveness of social networking, multi-cloud applications and Internet of Things (IoT) devices and services continues to drive exponential growth in big data solutions.

Machine learning and big data: a new dimension in online banking security
Furthermore, effective deployment of machine learning and big data can support sophisticated real-time assessment of the risk inherent in …

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