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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

The Future Of Remote Gambling
The growth of the Internet has helped turn gambling into a casual past time. We don’t have to wait for a bachelor party or a weekend with …

What People Are Saying on Social Media About Their Wireless Carriers Sentiment is surprisingly positive
Complaining about wireless providers is quickly replacing overeating as the great American pastime. The four big providers—AT&T, Verizon, …

Video Is Increasingly Important in Content Marketing
Social media changed the way we communicate, and visual content on social is changing the way we consume information. Visual content …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Marketers are still struggling to find mature social media strategies
The “State of B2B Social Media Marketing 2016” revealed that nearly 14% of companies still do not invest in social media marketing.

Twitter fuels speculation of layoffs or merger with earnings time change
On Monday, the social media company surprised investors with news that it would change its third-quarter earnings reporting time to before the …

Big Brands Are Enlisting Employees to Create an Army of Social Media Mavens MasterCard, Pitney Bowes and Humana deploy staffers
If you are a marketing chief, one of the best return-on-investment … “It is not expensive,” noted Bart Casabona, director of social media at Pitney …

BIG DATA NEWS

To Amazon And Wal-Mart, Big Data And Small Data Are One And The Same
In November last year, Amazon.com opened its first physical bookstore in Seattle’s University Village. After some twenty years of relentless assault on …

Big Data Could Lower Insurance Rates for Optimistic Tweeters
This could lead to future insurance cover based on “sentiment analysis,” in which Big Data and artificial intelligence make predictive models ever more …

Emerging analytics tools challenge dominant big data philosophy
There is a view of big data that says with large enough data sets, statistical methods of analytics are unnecessary. Call it the N = all philosophy.

Big data is eating the world – but it’s not eating the data scientist
Data scientists are at the centre of the big data conversation. They are accomplished technical specialists capable of using an array of tools to …

Our Trust in Big Data Shows We Don’t Trust Ourselves
After years of talking to people who use big data in fields from dating apps to finding the Higgs Boson, I managed to reverse-engineer my analysis into …

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