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

INFOGRAPHICS NEWS

Check out the colourful history of wearable tech
As we sit and wait for the virtual-reality revolution promised to us in 2016, it’s hard to believe there was a time of the abacus ring. Indeed, wearable tech has had …

Pokemon Go Could Be What Farmville Never Was — Successful Here’s how brands can catch ’em all
Infographic: Pokemon Go Could Be What Farmville Never Was—Successful. Here’s how brands can catch ’em all By Carrie Cummings. July 24 …

The Benefits of Marketing Your Business on Instagram
If you are still on the fence regarding Instagram as a viable marketing option, check out the infographic below from Buzzoid, which highlights …

Crafting the Perfect Social Posts
myclever Agency issued an updated version of its infographic on how to create perfect social posts, and the best and worst times of day to post …

Star Trek Technology Explained: Matter and Antimatter
Many of us enjoy the science involved in Star Trek and with the release of Star Trek: Beyond this week I thought it would be fun to talk about …

SOCIAL MEDIA/INVESTMENTS STORIES

Twitter Shares Plummet On Slowing Revenue Growth, Weak Outlook
Twitter TWTR -1.07% shares fell more than 10% in after-hours trading after the social network on Tuesday reported second quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates and forecast weak third-quarter revenue.

Baby Boomers Could Take Millennials’ Lead on Investing
A decade ago, people 50 or older were nearly nonexistent on social media. Today, about half of those ages 50 to 64 have been drawn in, …

Can Facebook Crush Earnings Expectations Yet Again?
Mobile, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp and Oculus all seem to be doing well, but the social media giant faces tough quarterly comparisons.

Investors Should Love Twitter’s NBA Streaming Deal
Despite Facebook’s advances deeper into live video, Twitter’s recent moves to position itself to dominate this increasingly important social media …

Dollar Shave Club: the Power of Social Media and the Cloud
Dollar Shave Club, founded only five years ago, has become the most recent name to achieve Unicorn status with Unilever bidding $1bn in cash to …

BIG DATA NEWS

Big data company Teradata acquires UK’s Big Data Partnership
More consolidation in the so-called big data space. Publicly-listed U.S. big data company Teradata has acquired London-based Big Data Partnership, a startup that provides big data solutions and training to help companies become more savvy in the use of, well, big data. You may have noticed a recurring theme here.

Watson Offers Macy’s AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
Watson’s AI will help you find shoes at Macy’s, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in …

How computers are collecting our personal details
But big data means more than just lots of information. It’s collected automatically, by default, in the course of living our everyday lives, and so …

Brexit offers chance for UK to become a ‘data haven’
Now that the dust has started to settle about the outcome of the Brexit vote and … It permits the transfer of big data from the UK to other state members of the …

How Big Data Unlocked The 6 Secrets Of The Perfect Golf Swing
Can Big Data make you a better golfer? Almost certainly – but how? A new report commissioned by GolfTEC thinks that it has the answer – and …

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